Trade Wind

  • by M.M. Kaye
  • Narrated by Rosemary Davis
  • 29 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1859 and Hero Hollis, beautiful and headstrong niece of the American consul, arrives in Zanzibar. It is an earthly paradise; it is also the last outpost of the Slave Trade. A passionate opponent of slavery, Hero is swept into a turmoil of royal intrigue, abduction, piracy, smuggling, and a virulent cholera epidemic. There in Zanzibar, the most cruelly beautiful island of the Southern Seas, she must choose her love and unravel her destiny.

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What the Critics Say

"Strong narrative...telling descriptions." (Birmingham Post)
"A wealth of incident against a fascinating background...a beautiful, almost lyrical style of writing." (Liverppol Daily Post)
"Frangipani, jasmine, and cloves...palace intrigues...slave trades, cholera, pirates, and storms at sea...a huge book." (Guardian)

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Indulge the Five Senses of your Imagination!

Every minute of this marathon listen was a joy! Rosemary Davis' dulcet narration carried one over the high seas into an exotic and thrilling world; with her multi-voiced talent she convincingly portrayed the diverse and complex characters of this extraordinary novel. Having read and loved M.M. Kaye's 'The Far Pavilions' - Audible, please record this too! - I was keen to sample further offerings from this novelist and was not disappointed. The depth of her research and knowledge of her chosen subject makes one feel that one is actually there, in a three-dimensional world where all one's senses are involved! When it was finished I felt quite bereft. I wish there were 10 stars to give to this book.
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- Shoshi

Absolutely loved it!!!

I picked this book on a little bit of a whim and loved it. I now have a vague crush on Rory Frost!!! Even though it's a bit of an epic at 30 hours, it seemded to whizz by!! When I reached the end, I had a big sigh to myself. Now what am I going to listen to???
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- Julie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-11-2006
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd