Dec 06, 2022
The Watermelon King
Posted by Daniel Royse Ken Royse

The Watermelon King Best Read || [Daniel Royse Ken Royse], The Watermelon King, Daniel Royse Ken Royse, The Watermelon King After being laid off from his job at a prestigious consulting firm Dean decides to embark on a journey across East Africa with his younger brother Unknowingly they travel into bandit territory where a medical emergency forces them to choose between their safety and their health Inspired by true events The Watermelon King follows the journey of two brothers as they bacAfter b The Watermelon King Best Read || [Daniel Royse Ken Royse] - The Watermelon King, The Watermelon King After being laid off from his job at a prestigious consulting firm Dean decides to embark on a journey across East Africa with his younger brother Unknowingly they travel into bandit territory where

  • Title: The Watermelon King
  • Author: Daniel Royse Ken Royse
  • ISBN: 9780692491720
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
The Watermelon King Best Read || [Daniel Royse Ken Royse], The Watermelon King, Daniel Royse Ken Royse, The Watermelon King After being laid off from his job at a prestigious consulting firm Dean decides to embark on a journey across East Africa with his younger brother Unknowingly they travel into bandit territory where a medical emergency forces them to choose between their safety and their health Inspired by true events The Watermelon King follows the journey of two brothers as they bacAfter b

The Watermelon King Best Read || [Daniel Royse Ken Royse] - The Watermelon King, The Watermelon King After being laid off from his job at a prestigious consulting firm Dean decides to embark on a journey across East Africa with his younger brother Unknowingly they travel into bandit territory where

Shannon

The Watermelon King is a quick read that will have you engaged until the very last page I found myself invested in the brothers journey and wanting to know how it would turn out The stories about the grandfather are outrageously funny and entertaining They made me wish that I had a chance to meet him In the end, Royse was able to tie everything together in such a way that put a smile on my face I m so glad I read this book You will be too


Daniel Royse

I like to think I m not biased about this


Susan

Reviewing this book, after winning a copy through Really enjoyed this book A very well written compelling book An easy read.


Andrea

I am always intrigued by stories of other people s adventures abroad I am in awe of their ability to survive in harsh climates with nothing than the packs on their back Stories about Africa seem to intrigue me the most I know that it is a very beautiful continent, and I know that there is still a lot of ugliness there At the beginning of this book, Daniel promises to just tell it like it is, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and he did.The majority of the story in Africa tells of the brothers jo [...]


Majanka

Book Review originally published here iheartreading book touIn The Watermelon King, Dean and his younger brother embark on a journey across Africa But when they enter Northern Kenya, they venture into badit territory, and a medical emergency forces them to choose between dafety and health What I thought was most intriguing about the book was that it was inspired by true events It shows the beauty of Africa, and the struggles of the continent, as well as the beauty of travel and the dangerous par [...]


ShanYam

Absolutely loved it My friend recommend it to me and it kept me engaged all the way I loved how the story moved seamlessly between Africa and North Dakotamething that I wouldn t have thought was possiblelol.


Irene

Loving this book so far


Josh

Great book, easy readd learned a lot about East Africa Loved it


M.J. J Mallon

Really enjoyed this so much 4.5 stars.Review on my blog kyrosmagica.wordpress 201And author spotlight kyrosmagica.wordpress 201The Watermelon King is humorous, thirst quenching, and full of little pips, trials and tribulations The hard shell that holds it together is undoubtedly the subsidiary story about the brothers grandfather that sits in between the backpacking tale what a salesman, and when he got ill, what a fighter I d highly recommend The Watermelon King to those who love to travel This [...]


B.M.B. Johnson

The Watermelon King, which features two juxtaposed story lines, reminded me of the structure of Fried Green Tomatoes The main story is an adventure of two brothers as they make their way through the small towns and sometimes frightening roads of Africa The second read by the main character his grandfather s stories of becoming The Watermelon King and running a large scale fruit stand.Both parts were equally enjoyable, and the read fairly quick.While interesting, the African story failed to make [...]


Danielle Urban

The Watermelon King by Daniel Royse is a must read for readers everywhere Traveling to another continent, finding an adventure of a lifetime, and a little bit of an education read is one that will inspire many readers This novel will take readers, where many can t go themselves It leaves readers with suspense, intrigue, and a passion, to travel Decisionsn leave major impacts Dean definitely finds that out as his journey continues Readers will see the scenes as though they were watching a movie, [...]


Tony Parsons

2 13 2009, Dean brother, business degree took his younger brother Ethan the 2 will go on a journey across East Africa They started out at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia capital city.Dad Royse had a Watermelon Kingdom.What cities does Dean Ethan s adventuress take them to I did not receive any type of compensation for reading reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review Only an honest one A very awesome book cover, great font w [...]


Angela Withrow TheArdentReader

This novel is very well written I loved the connection to the past through Dean and Ethan s father s stories written about their grandfather The Watermelon King must have been quite the character Someone I would have loved to have met Learning about the remote villages of Africa through the travels of these two was very interesting to me Especially since I ve never traveled outside of the United States It may not have been perfect or even pleasant, but it was definitely an adventure to remember. [...]


Tammie Smith

This was a great story I really did enjoy reading this book It is about two brothers going on a adventure in Africa While he is reading the story of his Grandma the Watermelon King It is fun and entertaining I would recommend this to my friends Thank you to good reads and Daniel Royse for this book.


Michael McLellan

Normally I wouldn t gravitate to a semi autobiographical story about someone s trip to Africa Lately, however, I ve been deliberately choosing books that I might normally pass over I ve found a lot of gems in my new, open minded approach to selecting titles The Watermelon King is one of these The story follows two brothers as they travel a less beaten path through Ethiopia and Kenya Royse describes his characters experiences with crisp writing and a frankness that at moments really moved me I l [...]


Tammy Davis

I gave the book four stars It was not really my type of book It started out kind of boring and all over the place Once I got settled in the story it became much interesting It is about two brothers who go on this journey to different parts of Africa and in the end get to a wonderful beach in Kenya The two seem to encounter many obstacles along the way They have to wait on rides to get to other towns, have to be on the lookout for road bandits, and even get a medical scare, but they stick it out [...]


Rebecca Hock

I won a copy of this book from I was a bit reluctant to read it as my daughter is currently working in Africa and I did not want to read about the violence and horrible things that happen there But I read the book and I quite enjoyed it To me it almost seemed like two separate books The part about the two brothers travelling through small villages in Africa was interesting and the part about their grandfather in the States was interesting and amusing But they seemed like two separate stories tha [...]


Kathryn

Part travel memoir and part stories of his grandfather Interesting, but needs a good editing Quite a few typos.


Mansi

A light fun read, I loved the way the author introduces his grandfather s stories within his own travelogue Tightly written, you wouldn t find a single loose word in the book It covers all aspects of the trip and makes you almost want to take the unconventional route he and his travel partner embark on But once you finish the book and are back to the reality of basic comforts you tend to decide otherwise.All in all a great read, filled with humour and travel tales.


Ellen Broadhurst

Very quick read, mildly entertaining The author obviously is well traveled, and the parts of the story that deal with the difficulties I m traveling in non first world countries ring entirely true The story itself, though, doesn t hang together terribly well The notion of flipping back and forth between present day and diary type stories about the author s father had promise, but there isn t sufficient synergy between past and present to create a meaningful story arc The two main characters don [...]


Daniel

I thought this was a really interesting read, and probably not quite what you d expect based on the title I don t think it skews the book at all to say this, but you may have a slight assumption about the book considering it s called The Watermelon King and it s about a guy going to Africa In reality, the title has nothing to do with the trip to Africa at all, but is part of a side story throughout While we follow Daniel Royse on his African adventure , he also periodically breaks away from that [...]


Eileen Rehn

I liked this book because it was based on the authors true story of his travels to Africa as well as his memoirs of his grandfather It was compelling to read about the African culture and its people It was very intriguing to read about the one African s perspective on the UN and volunteerism The grandfather s memoirs were entertaining He was such a shrewd businessman Throughout the book I couldn t understand the connection between the 2 stories until the very end and it was somewhat distracting [...]


Steve

Brothers trek through AfricaEntertaining story of two brothers travel from Ethiopia to the beaches near Nairobi Starts rather slowly, but picks up as their travel continues The reading of stories written by their father about their grandfather and how he became known as the Watermelon King brings an interesting story within the story It is well written and provides insight into the interaction of two young adult brothers making their way through foreign countries.


Lori

I enjoyed this story because it was based on true events and told while two brothers were on an amazing backpacking adventure in Ethiopia Also having traveled in Africa, it was easy to picture the scenes and feel the anxieties as they traveled, ate and met people along the way.


Deborah Beijer

A great change up between the back packing brothers in Africa and the stories that were being read about their grandfather I really enjoyed this book


Clivemichael

At first a great read, until younger brother appears The Stories from the grandfather would make a great other book And then calling it a novel because of the last chapter the future Sorry K.I.S.S There are probably a number of stories referred to in the previous Ethiopian adventures that would support a travelogue of substance and depth when added to the journey into Kenya.



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