Assegai

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter Leon Courtney is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men from America and Europe on safaris in the Masai tribe territories. One of his clients, German industrialist Count Otto Von Meerbach, has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the Count's beautiful and enigmatic mistress.Just prior to the outbreak of World War I, Leon is recruited by his uncle, Penrod Ballantyne, Commander of the British Forces in East Africa , to gather information from Von Meerbach. He stumbles on a plot against the British involving the disenchanted survivors of the Boer War, but it is only when Eva and Von Meerbach return to Africa that Leon finds out who and what is really behind the conspiracy.

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Assegai - A true African Safari Adventure

As I live in Africa, I can vouch for his knowledge of animals, the veld,koppies and the feel of Africa. He captures the harshness of the terrain and the history of the region and Southern Africa. - A truly great book
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- Derek "Say something about yourself!"

assegi what

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

maybe although it is not one of smiths best books


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

more safari less girl time towards the end it drags out


Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

leone courtney


Was Assegai worth the listening time?

only just as i said it is not as good as the early wilbur smith books seems like a differant writer


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- Tracey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2009
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.