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The Sound of Thunder Audiobook

The Sound of Thunder

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Publisher's Summary

A war for a nation. The battle for her heart.

'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own - and now, again, they were pitted against each other...'

Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds returns from the wildnerness a rich man - until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves.

A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld...

This is the gripping second novel, in the Courtneys sequence.

©1966 Wilbur Smith (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Stu BRIDGWATER, United Kingdom 28/05/2014
    Stu BRIDGWATER, United Kingdom 28/05/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Sean Courtenay - brilliant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sound of Thunder to be better than the print version?

    Yes, always better to listen, especially with a great narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Main character Sean is brilliant


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Excellent vocal range, natural enough to draw you into the story


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Little of both


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good story from a good author and features Sean Courtenay who's Smith's greatest creation, what's not to like? Ace narration too, a fantastic follow up to When the Lion feeds.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MR JAMES C FLEMING 01/01/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "One if the best"

    Little bit of everything that Wilbur Smith can offer in his writing. I hope they make a movie some day!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Surbiton, United Kingdom 11/04/2014
    Tim Surbiton, United Kingdom 11/04/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "A great follow on from When the Lion Feeds."
    Where does The Sound of Thunder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my second Wilbour Smith book, I found this book just as captivating as the first. It's well worth the listen.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hognor Ireland 01/12/2013
    Hognor Ireland 01/12/2013 Member Since 2007

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    "Cracking"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sound of Thunder to be better than the print version?

    No but audio version is great to have in the car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sean Courtney. Larger than life character


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favourite?

    Sean


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If possible but too long


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to see unabridged versions of the rest of the books in the series made available.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ben read 02/08/2016
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    "very good gripping and fast paced."

    An adventure of passion and violence, love and hatred. The imagines humanity thou it was real

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    David 08/03/2016
    David 08/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliance"

    You will not go far wrong with this novel, there is always something happening..Poor Gary

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frank 01/11/2015
    Frank 01/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Epic"

    Many mini related stories building up the picture of true heroes (Sean's) life.
    Lots of battle descriptions where I did get lost once or twice, but overall an epic tale.

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  • Shelley
    Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
    01/04/15
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    "Battling brothers"

    Lots of war and death in this novel but I enjoyed it nevertheless and have the next one downloaded even though it is abridged.

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  • James
    12/09/14
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    "Brilliant sequel!"

    This is the brilliant sequel to When the Lion Feeds. After leaving the Witwatersrand with his son Dirk, Sean Courtneymeets Ruth Friedman and together they escape into British held territory during the Boer War. They go their separate ways, and Sean joins the British Army after a brief return home to Ladyburg. He battles against his brother in law Jan Paulis who leads a small troop of Boer soldiers, eventually after the two have several encounters the war ends in peace. Sean returns home to marry Ruth whose husband Saul has died during the war. Garry continues his jealousy and hatred of Sean culminating in a climatic horse race between Michael and Dirk Courtney, in which the result could determine Garry's fate. Brilliantly narrated once again by John Lee, Wilbur Smith's The Sound of Thunder is a great listen and read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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