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I thank Audible for offering “The Tears of Dark Water” as a Deal-of-the-Day, because I probably would never have discovered this audiobook otherwise. I do not know if I would recommend “The Tears of Dark Water” to everyone — nor even to all thriller lovers — because it gives the listener a bit of a harrowing ride. Although it does qualify as a thriller, I would never call it Escape Fiction. I do not think that you will want to take this audiobook to the beach, for example. Corban Addison clearly knows his subject matter — which includes Somalian piracy, all things maritime, human rights advocacy, and some recent appalling African history — and delivers it to us in a most enthralling manner. (I do not know about you, but I prefer my history and current events education spoon-fed to me via the humans — albeit fictional humans — who actually experienced these events.) Addison builds a lot of character development into “The Tears of Dark Water,” which renders the story both believable and compelling. Narrator Korey Jackson has a beautiful voice, and does an excellent job of distinguishing all of the diverse characters in this excellent audiobook. He was perfectly chosen to tell us this story. I recommend "The Tears of Dark Water" to anyone who does not mind a bit of education mixed in with their entertainment, and I plan to look for other audiobooks by this author and narrator.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Did a great job of character development. You got to see all sides of the story. The conclusion was guessable and maybe tired up too nearly, bit still a lot of fun.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was a little disappointed after such an exciting beginning and then low and behold, a romance. All turned mushy and predictable. I loved the geography and information regarding the pirates.
Not sure I will seek out this author again.