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Summary

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.

©1977 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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

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terrific

perfect finish to the Courtney saga delivered with passion by a talented storyteller and brilliant reader

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Classic Wilbur Smith

Everything that we enjoy of Wilbur Smith. Historic Africa, red in tooth and claw. Heroes, wealth, adventure, War, love, and the most evil of adversaries.

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Yes... Good ending

Unrealistic but fantastic.... I was able to picture events... The read was awesome, His voice clear and dramatic. 5*

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A sparrow falls

this was another great listen really enjoyed it can't wait to start book four and get hooked on that one

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A masterpiece!!

This is easily my favourite book. Some wonderful characters in an interwoven, marauding story line that is expertly delivered. Romance, tragedy, greed, power. The battle of human emotions and development. An unbelievably climatic ending. Brilliant!!!

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excellent final book to the Sean Courtney trilogy

a great round up to the preceding two books finalising the life of Sean Courtney.

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Very well written as usual. Loved it and I can't wait to start the next book

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A magnificent end to a wonderful trilogy

I read when the lion feeds many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it . However, reading it again, together with the enthralling narration by Sean Barrett added so much depth to the story that I just had to keep reading the rest of the trilogy. I have always
been an avid reader but I can confidently say that this is probably the best advert there can be for Audible.

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  • 10-06-22

Fear Colour Passion Intrigue

From the opening scene to the last minute this story has something for everyone. It is expertly presented enhancing the authors words and expression to take you into the world of people of a Generation now lost in the mist of time.
An impressive and much enjoyed work.

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  • 17-07-22

Truly Outstanding

Wilbur Smith has to be one of the finest authors out there. His books are truly outstanding and this one was no exception. I usually tire of book series by the time I get to the third book but I purchased the next book in this series right away. Smith can weave a fine story and the Courtney series has to be among the most powerful books I have read. Wilbur Smith is now my new favorite writer.

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  • 18-06-22

Banned

Pity it was banned in SA by the Nationalist Govt. Absolute bunch of fools..

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  • 04-05-22

Good but not great

This was not one of my favorite Wilbur Smith books. There was too much romance for me. I think Wilbur is better with action. Also, the protagonist Mark Anders was not a very compelling hero. I preferred the other books where Sean Courtney was the central character. All in all it was good but not great.

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  • 13-12-21

A good story

We were on the edge of our seats to find out what happened. A really good story. We really enjoyed it.

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  • Eric Jarvis
  • 02-02-21

absolutely loved this story...good for the soul

the narrator was very good, I found his voice relaxing and easy to listen to.
the story always had me questioning what would happen next, and then surprise or shock me. Almost all of my emotions were felt reading this book. I found the dog fight scene very difficult to listen to and actually skipped it. But otherwise loved this book

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  • Michael Meijers
  • 26-01-21

Great listen

Absolutely loved the book, couldn't stop listening. Brilliantly narratored, he keeps you constantly engaged!

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  • Oladele O. Olusanya
  • 20-12-20

A great sometimes unbelievable saga of suffering, death and ultimately redemption

The twists and turns outpace any other Wilbur Smith novel. Unforgettable, impressive, massive and soaring

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  • James R. Peters
  • 29-11-20

Amazing

This is one of Wilbur Smith’s best. The story is captivating and the end amazing. Well worth reading or listening to.

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  • Anel Lambrechts
  • 04-06-20

Awesome

Really enjoyed this book. Never a dull moment. Narrator really good, reading this in an amazing way.

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  • Fred Robertson
  • 16-04-20

a Sparrow falls / Wilbur Smith / Sean Barret

I have read all of the books written by Wilbur Smith, that on it's own tells a story. Since I have started procuring the Audible copies to enjoy them once more. This is the second copy narrated by Sean Barret, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and which complements the well written and researched book.