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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. B. George Narrator: Denver Isaac Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781478909620
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In Zimbabwe’s capital, a gun left in a taxi brings together five marriages in this intricate and tightly plotted audiobook.

This is the story of five marriages and one gun.

A British couple wonders at the unknowable city beyond their guarded compound while they build walls between themselves.

An American suspects his new home is having an insidious effect on his ‘African queen’ and their young daughter.

An enthusiastic young intellectual follows his wife to the city and finds only disillusion.

An intelligence officer loses a crucial piece of evidence. It will cost him his marriage, his girlfriend, and maybe his life.

An impoverished taxi driver and his wife find a gun in the cab. From this point on, all their lives are tied to the trigger.

In this tender and brutal portrait of Zimbabwe, the betrayals and conspiracies of the corrupt world are nothing compared to those of marriage.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Denver Isaac is a masterful narrator…Isaac switches believably between masculine and feminine characters as well as between expat and native voices. His expertise is especially notable in the chapters told from the perspective of Rosie, an African–American girl who has moved to Zimbabwe with her parents. Isaac brings out the humor in Rosie’s internal monologue with a high-pitched girlish voice. Listeners will love this multilayered story told in a strong style.”


  • This is a brilliantly unsettling book; its shrewd, measured, darkly atmospheric prose describes the societal, familial, and psychological conditions that make it possible to find burnt corpses in fire-proof houses. Helen Oyeyemi
  • A terrific novel--absolutely compelling and chilling. A wonderfully astute and forensic blend of fact and fiction, lies and truth. William Boyd
  • “An intimate panorama of life in a dangerous city…within a larger context of greed, lust, sacrifice, hypocrisy, and horror.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “This author understands people and can effortlessly marshal a large cast through emotional intricacies…A terrific achievement…[by] a gifted storyteller.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Cleverly plotted [and] suspenseful…A deft commentary on the nuances of race and culture in a politically corrupt post-colonial society.”

    Washington Post

  • “This is a superbly intricate novel but perhaps the best part is George’s vivid portrayal of Zimbabwe as a kleptoracy, a failed state ruled by fear.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A remarkable juggling act…involving ten lead characters, from a variety of cultures, intricately woven into the fabric of a corrupt and often violent state.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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About the Author

C. B. George has spent many years working throughout Southern Africa. He now lives in London.

About the Narrator

Denver Isaac is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.