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Leopard at the Door

Jennifer McVeigh

Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion-a strange, intolerant woman-has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.

Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion-a strange, intolerant woman-has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.
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Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion-a strange, intolerant woman-has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katharine McEwan

Length:

12h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:18


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:27