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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Smith Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781400186297
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An amphetamine-fueled thriller about a bombshell American widow on the run in Cape Town's violent badlands-from a writer being compared to George Pelecanos and Richard Price. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 2/8/2014

    " This book started out strong, a vivid, tough noir story, following several potentially interesting characters. But the multitude of characters, all unlikable, began to slow the story down and I had to struggle through the middle section. But then it picked up again at the end and delivered on it's excellent noir beginnings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristan Vink | 1/28/2014

    " This South African set crime novel is one of the most violent and brutal I've ever read. While none of the characters are really sympathetic, Smith's well paced writing style makes it a compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dj | 1/14/2014

    " could be the highest 'body count' in any book i've ever read. then again, if the title is 'wake up dead' this makes sense. despite this it was quite well written and read as plausible. looking forward to #3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 12/12/2013

    " It made my skin crawl. Roger Smith has an amazing ability to capture the essence of the bad characters. It was a great page turner and I enjoyed each and every character. Such a talented author ... I am a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/4/2013

    " A real South African shoot-em-up. Set in Cape Town, our spring destination. Either I am used to the violence or the writing was not as strong, but I did not have to read the ending while in the middle of the book, as I did MIXED BLOOD. It sure makes gang wars real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Ormsby | 11/19/2013

    " If you like your prose gritty, check out RS, noir with a South African spin. Fans of Dutch Leonard will not be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbpie | 11/11/2013

    " not for the squeamish, this action-packed thriller is set in Cape Town, South Africa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Fordred | 6/30/2013

    " enjoyed Mixed Blood more but still a good red. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan Lanier | 5/6/2013

    " It is a ride, but a bit over the top? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 4/15/2013

    " "A Thriller" is right--I had a hard time putting this book down. Full of action and characters who seemed to come to life. I'll look for more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 11/1/2012

    " this could have been really good. character development was mediocre. hard to like any of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Shannon | 3/4/2012

    " Sleek, deftly plotted, absolutely wonderful noir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin Greenwood | 9/15/2011

    " Amaaaaaazing read! At last some gripping South African reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delta Tish | 8/4/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, it keeps you wondering whats going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 5/9/2011

    " started as a strong noir, ended as a kind of silly thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sela Still | 4/12/2011

    " One helluva ride through gangland Cape Town, an unforgiving tale of losers and occasional winners. Recommended for those who like their action pacey and racey. This is in your face storytelling. A page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbpie | 2/19/2011

    " not for the squeamish, this action-packed thriller is set in Cape Town, South Africa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry | 2/16/2011

    " Sleek, deftly plotted, absolutely wonderful noir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan | 1/17/2011

    " It is a ride, but a bit over the top? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scotchneat | 12/24/2010

    " Definitely not a travel ad for Capetown.

    Cops, gangs and an ex-model from Florida get caught up in a lot of blood in a landscape that seems more apocalyptic than real.

    If you like Pelecanos, you'll probably like this.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sela | 7/12/2010

    " One helluva ride through gangland Cape Town, an unforgiving tale of losers and occasional winners. Recommended for those who like their action pacey and racey. This is in your face storytelling. A page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 4/28/2010

    " started as a strong noir, ended as a kind of silly thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dj | 3/13/2010

    " could be the highest 'body count' in any book i've ever read. then again, if the title is 'wake up dead' this makes sense. despite this it was quite well written and read as plausible. looking forward to #3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 3/10/2010

    " "A Thriller" is right--I had a hard time putting this book down. Full of action and characters who seemed to come to life. I'll look for more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delta | 3/3/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, it keeps you wondering whats going to happen. "

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About the Author
Author Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. A motion picture version of his acclaimed debut thriller, Mixed Blood, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is in the works.

About the Narrator

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.