The Summoner

  • by Layton Green
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A United States diplomat disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in the bushveld of Zimbabwe.
Dominic Grey, Diplomatic Security special agent, product of a violent childhood and a worn passport, is assigned to investigate. Aiding the investigation is Professor Viktor Radek, religious phenomenologist and expert on cults, and Nya Mashumba, the local government liaison.
What Grey uncovers is a terrifying cult older than Western civilization, the harsh underbelly of a country in despair, a priest seemingly able to perform impossibilities, and the identity of the newest target.
The Summoner is a stylish, haunting novel of mystery and suspense that will linger long after its ending.


What the Critics Say

"The Summoner is one of those books that make you want to turn on all the lights in your house and lock the doors.... The settings are authentic and you can feel and smell the countryside.... This is a wonderful read for those who enjoy both suspense and action stories." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Something repulsive about this experience

I was underwhelmed by the wooden characters and nonsensical plot. Even worse, there was just something ugly and empty about it. I can't stand books that place women in positions of torture like this for purposes of supposed literary entertainment. My stomach was upset by the whole experience. Narrator Peter Berkrot gives a decent effort, though he tends toward melodrama.
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- Thomas More "Unafraid to read from any genre."

Decent undemanding listen

This was an interesting horror story in that it was based on another cultures religion/mythology. I was grossed out a couple times, but I don't read many horror stories. Parts were very slow and didn't add to the overall story. There is a romantic interest that doesn't really fit with the characters or story.
Layton Green had me guessing for most of the book, I figured it out about 3/4 way through.
Peter Berkot does a good job portraying the various characters and is the reason I kept with the story.
Overall a decent book when you don't have time to put a lot of effort into listening.
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- Nimue "Avid audible listener!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-26-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio