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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Forester Narrator: Michael Kitchen Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Upon her brother's death, missionary Rose Sayer and Charles Allnutt, disreputable skipper of the African Queen, become allies as, marooned in German Central Africa during World War I, they fight their old launch downriver 'to strike a blow for England'.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Hing-young | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed the very detailed descriptions. Could visualise the movie quite clearly through the writings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candice | 2/16/2014

    " This is a case of the movie is far superior to the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Gonzalez | 2/13/2014

    " ready to check out the movie, 'cause I cannot remember it, but I have a big feeling Hollywood took large liberties. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josie | 1/17/2014

    " I loved this book. I don't know if it's just been a really long time since I've read Forester or if this is just an extremely accessible book by him, but this was a really easy read, and so much fun! I loved the movie, but the awakening of Rosie in the book is much better; more depth and believability. Action, adventure, romance....not quite what I was expecting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magda | 1/16/2014

    " So bizarre! I barely remember the movie, but I think the book is better. And weirder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 1/11/2014

    " movie is better than book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/23/2013

    " The edition I read is the author's original version NOT the ending we are all familiar with from the movie. This is a quick read (partially because the story is so familiar). I liked it and recommend it. DON'T SKIP THE INTRODUCTION. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smalls | 11/28/2013

    " Fine characterizations. Surprisingly, I found plot ending of movie (Bogie/Hepburn, 1954?) better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/12/2013

    " An enjoyable story of the tragic experience of a christian spinster and a free-living drunk. They were an unlikely couple who fell in love during a harrowing experience on a small broken down boat. The ending was different than that of the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Jo Grassi | 8/18/2013

    " Great read. Different from movie but still excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helaine | 12/16/2012

    " Since I had read Hepburn's and Bacall's life stories, I wanted read the actual "African Queen." Foreater's book is relatively short and the movie parallels it well except on two points: the ending, which is entirely different and the fact that Rose Sayer is the stronger character in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coppercoin | 10/10/2012

    " I had to read this book for a book group I run at work. It was a good adventure story and a very quick read. It wasn't a very deep book so there was much to talk about at the book group but most of the members enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parker | 9/9/2012

    " A nice story, well-told, though I continue to suspect Forester never actually knew any women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Clary | 3/6/2012

    " This was a highly enjoyable read for the clash between indomitable idealism with hardened cynicism. When both have a common enemy, they pull together. Lots of action. Can't escape thinking about the movie. Both are enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/16/2011

    " A good read. The characters are as well developed as Hornblower, but the story is not as exciting. Still a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/24/2011

    " This is book is not one of my favorites, but the story of the innocent woman becoming "wild" in the jungle is always an amusing story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/22/2011

    " Great read. Different from movie but still excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 6/15/2011

    " Another school read I think. Lots of fun. Date read is a guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/4/2011

    " What an amazing adventure - I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to watching the movie with my book club! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 5/23/2011

    " One of the only book/movie combos where I loved the movie, but I thought the book was meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/21/2011

    " I saw the movie and then read the book. Both were very good and the movie does, for the most part, follow the book pretty closely. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 2/14/2011

    " I didn't know how much I would like a non-Hornblower novel by Forester, but this book is a pleasure to read. It has all the action, and the great characterization, plus the plot twists, and a little romance to boot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 10/28/2010

    " I had hopes for this, given the movie and the fact that it was written by CS Forester, but for some reason it just didn't work. The first half wasn't bad, but in the end it rather petered out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/2/2010

    " I enjoyed the very detailed descriptions. Could visualise the movie quite clearly through the writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 7/15/2010

    " One of my favourite movies of all times and now one of my favourite books. I did like the movie ending better though! "

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