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  • Echoes from the Past

  • The Brigandshaw Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Peter Rimmer
  • Narrated by: Alex Bhat
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

He will have blood on his hands. His own son’s execution. But that is irrelevant...

1887. Forcibly removed by his ruthless father from his family home, Sebastian Brigandshaw is bundled on board the Indian Queen. Destination unknown.

Finding himself in the Cape Colony of South Africa a chance encounter with the Boer, Tinus Oosthuizen, takes Sebastian on a journey to the most beautiful, untouched land of Southern Africa where game abounds. There, he tries to escape his past. But Sebastian’s past is about to catch up with him. A death sentence hangs over his head. All because of his love for a woman. The woman who holds the key to all his father’s desires...

Echoes from the Past is the first book in the epic Brigandshaw Chronicles beginning with Sebastian’s unimaginable journey risking life and death. And not only that, a new conflict, the deadly Boer War, raises its ugly head that will pit friend against friend.

©2015 Heather Justine Stretch (P)2022 Heather Justine Stretch

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Very accurate storytelling of founding of Rhodesia

As I grew up in Rhodesia and lived and worked in South Africa I found this book to be so accurate both in the Fauna and historical descriptions. The Afrikaaners/Boers came to life as I know them so well. The native people were real and creditable. Many authors often lack in their characteristions in SA contexts. This book is a welcome exception. However, the narration was let down by poor pronounciations of place names and Afrikaans words which grated somewhat.

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Gripping story line

This is a story about the Boers and the British at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, an era that I have not read much about. At first the narrator annoyed me but I soon got used to his way of speaking and became engrossed in the book
The big problem is that this is book 1 of the Brigandshaw chronicles so one would expect Audible to have the next book and indeed all the books in the series but frustratingly although the other books exist they are not included in Audible. Why start a series and then leave listeners hanging?

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  • Barbara
  • 24-03-22

Enjoyed this saga

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the others which aren't in audible. Disappointing and hope they will be available in the future.

It was interesting to hear about life in Africa