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A Falcon Flies

The Ballantyne Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
Series: The Ballantyne Series, Book 1
Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Summary

A Falcon Flies is the first best-selling novel in Wilbur Smith's epic tale of Africa, The Ballantyne Novels.  

In search of a father they barely remember, Zouga and Dr Robyn Ballantyne board Mungo St John's magnificent clipper to speed them to Africa. But long before they sight that mighty continent, Robyn knows that she and Mungo will battle with all the fury of natural enemies - and love with all the desperation of those unable to evade the commands of fate. For if she can bring hope and healing to Africa's fever-ridden shores, he, a lawless trader in human cargo, will possess any man - or woman - he chooses....

Set in 1860, this gripping tale is followed by Men of Men, The Angels Weep and The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.

©1980 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Taste of time since past

Interesting and engaging with hints of excitement.,the passage of time has done little dilute the story

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fantastic book well worth the money

fantastic book with a awesome story line. the only thing that let it down for me as was the narrator not been able to pronounce the South African words.

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Simply the classic Wilbur Smith everyone loves

There are only positives about this book. It's the first of the Ballantyne novels and Wilbur gives it the ready with both barrels.

As he became famous for, his scene settings and ability to bring the reader into the period is unsurpassed.

Just listen to the audio book or read the paperback - classic.

Elliot Chapman is a master narrator.

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  • JDD
  • 06-04-19

very good start to the series

As with the Courtney series, the era is of tall master ship, real men and adventure. I can not wait for the next book.

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  • Peet Steyn
  • 14-01-19

Storytelling that makes you want to read more

Get ready for a good old African Safari in high gear. "A Falcon flies" is a gripping story with a number of interesting sub-stories that keeps the tale interesting and entices the reader to keep on listening chapter after chapter. The novel gives one wonderful insight into the challenges and daily life of African explorers in the 19th century with great detail and delightful adventure. The Narrator also makes for an easy and enjoyable listen.
Great Book!

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