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This became impossible to listen to. The performance was the poorest of all the many I have listened to. Pronunciation attempts at simple words in the different languages spotted throughout the contents, fail dismally. What happened to phonetics? The story is beyond comment and listening to half the book was painful.
Would you listen to An Empty Coast again? Why?
Even though most good guys are a bit super-natural it's fun to enjoy the excellence of their skills.
What did you like best about this story?
Great story telling and with the setting in Africa, it's just hours to enjoy!
Having lived in South Africa and conscripted into the conflict in Namibia in the eighties, I can relate to the events in this story. Tony Park always researches his novels well. I felt that he laboured the theme of rhino horn poaching rather excessively, and that detracted from the overall momentum of the plot. I did like the fact that the author brought to light the futility of this dirty proxy war, and the avarice and greed of personal agendas that make any war so abhorrent.
My only real gripe with this audio book is the narrator. His fake South African and German accents grate on the nerves, and his pronunciation of Afrikaans words and Namibian place names is cringe worthy. With a little homework, the narrator could have rendered a much more polished performance.