The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian audiobook

The Lioness: A Novel

By Chris Bohjalian
Read by January LaVoy , Grace Experience , and Gabrielle de Cuir

Random House Audio 9780385544825

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780593589533

  • ISBN: 9780593589533

Runtime: 10.51 Hours
Category: Fiction/Romance
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage in this riveting historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.   "The best possible combination of Hemingway and Agatha Christie — a gorgeously written story about the landscape and risks of Africa, whose edge-of-your-seat plot makes it impossible to put down.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. Their glamorous guests—including Katie’s best friend, Carmen Tedesco, and Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madness—will spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure: fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive.   What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. A blistering story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change, The Lioness is a vibrant masterpiece from one of our finest storytellers.  

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Lioness feels like the best possible combination of Hemingway and Agatha Christie.” Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Chris Bohjalian

Author Bio: Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of more than twenty books, including several that made the New York Times bestselling list. His novel Midwives was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three of his novels have been made into movies.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 10.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English