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Vivien Green

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  • A Sparrow Falls

  • Courtney, Book 3
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood.... A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Wilbur Smith

  • By RJNS on 17-12-18

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

brilliant. gripping to the end very well narrated. could not stop listening. just love the Courtney stories

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sound of Thunder

  • Courtney, Book 2
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War. '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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Vivien Green on 03-12-18

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

as always Wilbur Smith just could not stop listening just loved the Horse race so dramatic







1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible tale.

  • By Anonymous User on 24-09-17

outstanding best read ever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-17

I did not want this to end. So enjoyed every minute. narrated wonderfully. one of the best.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful