The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2014
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On June 14, 2007, the king and prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill. The truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from, reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile... the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in her hands.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Harper Audio,, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9780062352798
Branch Call Number: CD F JON NVD
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 09, 2016

This book is beautiful! Rambling? yes, however, it is wonderful, and funny, Thought the rambling was good for the story. Showing not only, crazy people, but kings and human too. Loved the three Chinese sisters. Also for a girl who couldn't count, learns 3 languages and interprets for those who can not.

Nov 14, 2014

Top marks for great narration by Mr Kenny. Less so for a rambling tale that just didn't know when to end.

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