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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Godwin Narrator: Peter Godwin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9781461849636
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Born in what’s now called Zimbabwe, journalist Peter Godwin returns to his homeland in 2008 after three decades of Robert Mugabe’s brutal economic and human destruction. Hoping to “dance on Mugabe’s political grave” in the wake of the tyrant’s defeat at the polls, Godwin instead risks his life to secretly chronicle Mugabe’s ruthless backlash of torture and terror locals call “The Fear.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 2/15/2014

    " If you need a good cry, or haven't yet solidified your hatred of Uncle Bob Mugabe, read this book. Godwin is a very, very good writer. This book is heartbreaking. Will the old bastard never die? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tressa Johnson | 2/13/2014

    " Difficult to read, but worth it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Kizer | 2/7/2014

    " An amazing account of the political genocide that occured during and after Mugabe lost the 2008 and refused to give up power. The book is filled with horror stories of the systematic, sanctioned murder and the author put his own life in peril to document it. Admittedly, I skipped over a few paragraphs of the more graphic stories. The stories aren't there to shock but show how ruthless and thorough the campaign of terror was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 1/26/2014

    " Seems interesting, but couldn't get traction to get past the first little bit. Will have to try this one again when I have more time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayne Ray | 1/21/2014

    " I've long been fascinated by the human rights situation in Zimbabwe under the dictatorship of Rober Mugabe, and this book is a powerful indictment against the ruler's brutal regime and illustrates the utter catastrophe he's made of the country, which plunged into widespread poverty and violence under his tyrannical rule. An absolute must-read for anyone interested in human rights or the devastating effects of injustice in modern Africa. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 1/13/2014

    " Currently reading. After reading two other of his books and a visit to Zimbabwe in 2007, this theme seems to draw me in. I have no understanding of living in such conditions. Yet...I am continually drawn to Africa. Getting ready to S. Africa again in coming weeks. Finished this before April 2012 Visit to S. Africa. Peter Godwin continues to fascinate me with his stories of his experiences in Zimbabwe. We are so sheltered in the USA. The reality of other cultures are hard to imagine, even with a visit now and again. This is an eye opener. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Black | 1/12/2014

    " Devastating. Mugabe's reign has been horrible for that country. The state sanctioned violence and torture is atrocious. This is the best book documenting the horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin Greenwood | 11/12/2013

    " This book is not for the faint-hearted. It is a graphic journey into the heart of darkness that is our human potential to morally debase ourselves to the a point that I believe is beyond the scope of other species' behaviour. It has left me feeling sick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 10/29/2013

    " This book was devastatingly sad but inspirational and uplifting at the same time. It is eyeopening to read about thousands of people tortured and killed for fighting for something that I take for granted every day - the right to vote. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodie | 10/7/2013

    " Challenging heart breaking mememori of the end . allegedly , of Robert Mugabes reign of terror "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/13/2013

    " The stuff of nightmares, but it is real. Hard to recommend b/c it is so painful to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 3/10/2013

    " Devastating to read, but impossible to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rutger-Jan | 12/23/2012

    " Very scary indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 12/18/2012

    " Whoa is Zimbabwe. Brings the darkness to light, even if he is dragging his large white parachute around with him wherever he goes. Mugabe Out. All of them out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Mcgready | 8/7/2012

    " What did I think? The same as a journalist for The Observer..."Urgent...Nobody does it as well as Peter Godwin." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Riebe-Tritten | 2/15/2012

    " This is a very good book and wonderfully written. I recommend it very highly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin | 10/23/2011

    " This book is not for the faint-hearted. It is a graphic journey into the heart of darkness that is our human potential to morally debase ourselves to the a point that I believe is beyond the scope of other species' behaviour. It has left me feeling sick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janetstoner | 10/4/2011

    " This book is well worth reading to understand the torment this country and it's people have endured. However, it is a story of unending violence and cruelty, and saddest of all, it is true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gillian | 8/29/2011

    " difficult book to read. and leave behind. i recognized many names. and much heartbreak. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 8/9/2011

    " Impossible to imagine living in such a state of terror...I did prefer Godwin's When a Crocodile Eats the Sun to this book...
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 8/7/2011

    " True story about atrocities of Mugabe and the bad shit he's done over past 30 yrs. shameful that he was allowed to rule for so long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barak | 7/31/2011

    " Depressing depressing depressing ... And important.... Godwin covers very recent events in Zimbabwe, the country he grew up in. The things we humans are capable of! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 7/11/2011

    " Quite a look at a place most Americans couldn't find on a map. "

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