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African dawn / Tony Park.

By: Park, Tony, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney : Macmillan, 2011Description: 511 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742610139 (pbk.); 9780857385680 (hbk.).Subject(s): Conservation -- Fiction | Conservationists -- Fiction | Families -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction | Conservationists -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction | Black rhinoceros -- Conservaton -- Fiction | Black rhinoceros -- Conservation -- Fiction | Zimbabwe -- 20th century -- Fiction | Africa -- Fiction | Zimbabwe 20th century FictionGenre/Form: Action and adventure fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: A823.4 Subject: Three families the Bryants, the Quilter-Phipps and the Ngwenyas share a history as complex and bloody as the country itself. Dedicated conservationists Paul and Philippa Bryant face an enormous struggle: to save their farm and small herd of endangered black rhinos from corrupt government minister Emmerson Ngwenya.
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Three families share a history as complex and bloody as Zimbabwe itself.Dedicated conservationists, Paul and Philippa Bryant, clash with the corrupt government minister, Emmerson Ngwenya. Twin brothers, ex-soldier Braedan and environmentalist Tate Quilter-Phipps join the fight.But when the brothers fall in love with the same woman, Natalie Bryant, their rivalry threatens to put the lives of all involved at risk.

Three families the Bryants, the Quilter-Phipps and the Ngwenyas share a history as complex and bloody as the country itself. Dedicated conservationists Paul and Philippa Bryant face an enormous struggle: to save their farm and small herd of endangered black rhinos from corrupt government minister Emmerson Ngwenya.

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This story follows three families and one black rhino through the difficult transition of the former colonial southern Rhodesia to what is now Zimbabwe. During the three decades of war and political upheaval, a large number of species became endangered, including the humans living there. Although Park captures the unsettled and dangerous nature of the era, his characters are somewhat stereotypical, and the story could use judicious editing to eliminate redundant and unnecessary content. Narrator Richard Aspel's presentation of black African accents makes those characters sound almost robotic. Still, listeners who enjoy epic historical fiction might find this audiobook appealing.-Joanna M. Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Libs., Providence (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.