Once in Africa, I kissed a king....
"And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again."
When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.
Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.
Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.
But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss - this time of a love that's bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?
"Sometimes you come across a rainbow story-one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought."
Mists of the Serengeti is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child.
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By Cyndi Marie on 07-01-2018
✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫
This book was very different from my normal taste. I enjoyed the setting of Tanzania, Africa and I also was very interested in the humanitarian side of this story, the political violence that started this story and the unlikely love story all in one. These two are brought together because of violence and grief and they really helped each other move forward. I think my favorite thing was the ending, I love that we get a flashback from before this book started and got closure for some questions I still had. The one thing I didn't really like was the lack of descriptions. I couldn't tell you what the characters looked like nor do I have much of a vision in my head of of the setting or places they were. I also couldn't wrap my head around Jack and how he was born in Tanzania but sounded and acted completely american?? It didn't effect the story line but I just like to imagine the people and places when I listen to a book.
The narration was GREAT!! Megan Tusing was amazing, she really brought Rodel to life! Zachary Webber was great as always, he always brings so much to his characters!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Ingela on 10-01-2018
4.2 Stars - Very enjoyable and a very CR
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Mists of the Serengeti is mostly a low in (relationship-) angst and overall a nice pretty easygoing love story to just simply enjoy and keep reading. Of course there are some sadness, sad family losses and sudden death to start with, but it solves in its own ways. We end with dried tears, huge promising love and new chances. — Best of all; it is not a overly long, not a overly complicated or a overly steamy smexy romance book. But I got enough nice steam and heat to get the feel of a yummy romance.
Mists of the Serengeti let me with the feeling of kindhearted sweetness with two main characters and a couple of second characters to sincerely like and feel for. It also gave me some hours when I was hooked in a intriguing plot (“albino children mystery”) told with high speed suspense at times.
• All in all a yummy good holiday read when you like me enjoy to spend time with nice heartwarming love stories.
• This 12 hours audiobook is very well narrated by Zachary Webber and Megan Tusing.
• Recommended for old fashion romantic girls and ladies ... actually all kind of fans of contemporary romances.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By karen on 23-05-2018
Nice love story
I liked the story although some of the descriptive language regarding their emotions I found a bit excessive. Also, I've listened to both narrators before and enjoyed those books (in their American accents) but unfortunately most of the story is told using a British accent and it sounded quite robotic and this is why I have rated the book a bit lower than I would have.
By Miss Yen C Tran on 19-02-2018
Enjoyable - would recommend
Was recommended this author from a friend. I enjoyed the wonderful range of emotions the storytelling took me through, and it was very easy to feel in the moment in the scenes and scenarios. Some of the characters were very 'Hollywood' in their description and the plot/story arch panned out fairly predictably.
My only gripe was that I didn't much enjoying the narrators - the accents were a bit all over the place and they didn't seem to be able to add tempo or nuances in the right places. And how they pronounced some words sounded like computer-generated pronunciations; a bit robotic and therefore spoiling the sentence as you had to replay it to make sure you heard it correctly.
But I did enjoy it and would probably buy the book version so I can read it in my own voice to fully appreciate it.