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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Stevens Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598878653
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"Where?" someone yells, "Where are we landing?" "Africa. Somewhere."

A plane in trouble, a terrifying plummet into the depths of an African jungle, and capture by rebel military troops—all in just the first chapter of this brilliant debut novel by Marcus Stevens.

Lewis' day begins with a bitter quarrel with his wife and ends on a crumbling, overgrown jungle airstrip somewhere deep in war-torn Congo. With the cockpit on fire, the pilots of his plane make an emergency landing and within hours the plane is seized by rebel troops. Lewis' flight into the rainforest saves him from one danger only to propel him into an even more terrifying place—a world without rules and no apparent way out. His desperate struggle to survive hunger, intense heat, and thirst forces Lewis to confront his deepest fears and greatest disappointments: his failing relationships with his wife and his blind seven-year-old son. When his wife makes a daring decision to search for him in Africa, The Curve of the World becomes a gripping, heartrending tale about regaining love and conviction.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alana | 11/27/2013

    " Too many 'dream/hallucination sequences'. The story line COULD have been so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Zeller | 8/26/2013

    " I wanted to keep on reading to see if this couple could ever get back together after his plane crashlands in the African jungle. Kind of like the theme: of two ships passing in the night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty Melin | 6/2/2013

    " I picked this book up and finished it the same night! I couldn't sleep until I found out what happened to these characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/21/2013

    " This was a good first novel from Marcus Stevens - part adventure story, part clash of civilizations. I recommend it for entertainment. If you want to read a novel about the Congo, read The Poisonwood Bible instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Thomas | 3/28/2013

    " Well written. Good read. Forgettable plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/23/2012

    " A pageturner with brains and heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Java | 9/16/2012

    " Interesting idea for a book - liked description of the Congo - not sure about how it ended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Booklover, Indianapolis | 12/4/2011

    " 2.5* CnC rating: 2.5* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 9/11/2011

    " Like the adventure through the jungle physically and relationshiply :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 8/22/2011

    " I couldn't put this book down! It reminded me a lot of Little Bee, due to the setting, troubles in Africa, and views on colonialism and its lasting impressions, but I found it to be so, so much more enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 6/24/2011

    " I read this during a camping trip, we were at a local bookstore and I needed SOMETHING. It was ok, entertaining and interesting, but nothing exceptional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 2/17/2011

    " I was expecting more of an adventure story but this was quite good. There were some story weaknesses and some parts seemed less than realistic. However, it's an enjoyable first novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajh | 2/5/2011

    " I just reread this. It was just as good the second time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 10/28/2010

    " I was expecting more of an adventure story but this was quite good. There were some story weaknesses and some parts seemed less than realistic. However, it's an enjoyable first novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 7/3/2010

    " I picked this book up and finished it the same night! I couldn't sleep until I found out what happened to these characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Java | 2/17/2010

    " Interesting idea for a book - liked description of the Congo - not sure about how it ended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alana | 1/19/2010

    " Too many 'dream/hallucination sequences'. The story line COULD have been so good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 1/14/2009

    " Like the adventure through the jungle physically and relationshiply :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/12/2009

    " I wanted to keep on reading to see if this couple could ever get back together after his plane crashlands in the African jungle. Kind of like the theme: of two ships passing in the night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajh | 8/6/2008

    " I just reread this. It was just as good the second time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 4/6/2008

    " I read this during a camping trip, we were at a local bookstore and I needed SOMETHING. It was ok, entertaining and interesting, but nothing exceptional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 8/23/2007

    " A pageturner with brains and heart. "

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About the Narrator

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.