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Author: Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles Narrator: Peter Kenny Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780062333506
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A picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, from the author of the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Poor and orphaned, she quickly learns that the world expects her to die young. But Nombeko has grander plans. Little does this cunning and fearless girl know that soon she will steal a fortune in diamonds, outwit a mad scientist kidnapper, travel across the world, fall in with a pair of diabolical assassins, and ultimately save a king--and possibly the world.  Jonas Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power in a charming and hilarious story. In the inimitable voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, he gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can ripple out into the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Author Jonasson is wickedly inventive with a constant flow of absurdities, for which his narrator blames the Almighty: ‘If God does exist, He must have a good sense of humor’…Definitely not a book for sourpusses. The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny…The plot is pleasingly nimble and the book’s endearing charm offers a happy alternative to the more familiar Nordic noir.”

    Guardian (London) on The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AnObjectivist | 6/16/2020

    " A brilliant story, populated by people with free will, though some of them operate under flawed or outright false premises. With free will comes the most important element of a novel: plot. Narrator tends to over-do the broken English of some characters, making it hard to understand... aw, heck, I loved the whole production so much that I must give him full five stars (though if there were a way to give him 4.9 stars, I would). On the bases of his 100 Year Old Man book, I bought everything else by Jonas Jonasson. I am happy to see another of his novels is scheduled for Autumn 2020 release. This audiobook is highly, HIGHLY recommended!! "

About the Author

Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for the Expressen newspaper for many years. He became a media consultant and later on set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish television. He sold his company and moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

About the Narrator

Peter Kenny, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a talented and experienced actor, voice-over artist, singer, musician, and designer, with over twenty-five years of experience working in theater, film, television, and audio. He has achieved great critical acclaim for multicharacter recordings of audiobooks by authors such as Iain Banks, Christopher Priest, and Edmund St Aubyn.