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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Smith Narrator: John Lee Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the United States that left three million dollars missing and one cop dead. Hiding out in Cape Town, South Africa, he is desperate to build a new life for his pregnant wife and young son. But on a tranquil evening in their new suburban neighborhood, they are the victims of a random gangland break-in. M

Benny Mongrel, an ex-con night watchman, knows who went into Burn's house, and what the American did to them. Burn's actions soon trap them both in a cat-and-mouse game with Rudi Gatsby Barnard, a corrupt Afrikaner cop. Once Gatsby smells those missing American millions, the men are drawn into a web of murder and vengeance that builds to an unforgettable conclusion.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Rohr | 2/16/2014

    " I loved this book. It kept me wanting to read more from the very first page. Every character he introduced there was a definate reason for and it made the story much more interesting. I liked how the whole book was not just from one point of view but from several. I thought this was was an excellent book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/25/2013

    " very gory, not my usual genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Kitchin | 12/25/2013

    " Mixed Blood starts at a nice quick pace and steadily gathers more speed, rattling and twisting along like a rollercoaster by the end. This pace, however, is not at the expense of plot, sense of place or characterisation. Indeed, Smith manages to pack an awful lot into three hundred pages and Mixed Blood is a masterclass in tight, taut and tense writing. Smith perfectly captures the troubled post-Apartheid politics and geography of Cape Town, its racism, poverty, crime and corruption. The characters of Benny Mongrel and Rudi Barnard are very well penned, as are their back stories. The only characters I had trouble buying into were Jack and Susan Burn, who seemed a little shallow and thin. Otherwise, this is a cracker of a story. The Cape Town tourist industry probably won't thank him for his efforts, but anyone who likes noir will thoroughly enjoy this dark tale. I'll certainly be tracking down his other books. One of my discoveries of the year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/4/2013

    " Fast paced, great writing, scary story. I recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gavin Greenwood | 8/28/2013

    " Not at all as good as his first book "Wake up Dead". Lacks character depth. Did not grab me. An easy, brainless one-day read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 8/24/2013

    " Found this on the used bookshelf at the library. I sped through it, and I think it was good for a thriller, but I don't really read that genre, so I don't know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 7/29/2013

    " Heck of a thriller - first novel set in South Africa. If you don't like a lot of violence - this one isn't for you but man, gives you a look at a world most of us will never see. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 5/3/2013

    " Roger writes like a man on fire, and pulls absolutely zero punches. Hugely recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Tatar | 1/17/2013

    " Amazingly brutal, culminating in karmic justice. I look forward to the release of Roger Smith's next book, "Wake Up Dead" in February. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buglight | 7/20/2011

    " Another book that transports you fully to the gritty / shiny world of Capetown, South Africa. Character development stalls a bit, but the ride is thrilling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina Jost | 11/18/2010

    " krass brutal, aberauch sehr spannend. darf nur keiner in der heimat lesen, sonst bekommen wir nie wieder besuch ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/3/2010

    " Very good. Very descriptive. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby | 8/9/2010

    " AWFUL....nothing good about this book except I am done with it. "

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About the Author
Author Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. A motion picture version of his acclaimed debut thriller, Mixed Blood, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is in the works.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.