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Nemesis

By: Wilbur Smith
Narrated by: Seán Barrett
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Summary

Paris, 1794. Revolutionary fervour has erupted into the Reign of Terror. A young man, Paul Courtney, hides in a crowd watching as condemned dignitaries have their sentences carried out. Among them is the Comtesse de Bercheny, Constance Courtney, Paul's mother. As he watches her brutal execution, he know she must avoid the same fate and fulfil his promise to her - to survive, no matter what. When Paul rescues a girl from attack the two form an allegiance, but with the world at war and traitors in every corner, just how far w ill Paul go to ensure his ow n survival?

Cape Town, 1806. Adam Courtney has spent his life in servitude to the navy and in the shadow of his father, the illustrious Admiral Robert Courtney. But when a visit home to Fort Auspice, Nativity Bay ends in tragedy, the fort destroyed and the Courtney family dead, Adam must accept his destiny and seek vengeance. Robert gives Adam the prized family heirloom, the Neptune sword, and makes his son swear on its blade that he w ill not rest until he has delivered justice. From Cape Town to Calcutta, on a quest for his family's honour, Adam discovers that the enemy he seeks may be closer to him than he realises ...

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Another brilliant thrilling book from Wilbur Smith that kept me riveted from start to finish. Great narration

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Adventure and romance

One of the better Wilbur Smith collaborations. The narration is excellent and the story compelling.

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A great read

A great read could not put down once started good to follow Courtney family through the years

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Tip top!

Have listened to most WS stories Sean is a great narrator. Not sure which book chronologically follows this but can’t wait to find out.
Who would you like to have at a dinner party W S would have to be there.

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Courtney adventure

Sean Barrett has a fine voice and he paints the picture with his character portrayal extremely well. Good book.

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One of the best I’ve read. Great story all the way through, excellent read/listen.

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Another gripping tale of the Courtney saga

I can’t wait for the next book in this series. The narrator perform the book in such a captive way which enhances the story, it’s a wonderful book that has everything.

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Mesmerising Classic

Wilbur Smith is my favourite author but some of his ghost writers do not capture the original characteristics of his books - sweeping historical stories with attention to detail , great heroes and despicable villains in spellbinding tales - this was an amazing story and is highly recommended

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Vintage Wilbur Smith

brilliant story line galloping back & forth between characters & through history. Riveting read as one has come to expect from this outstanding author

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just brilliant

another great work from this master of the historic tale, excellent in every way.
brilliant narration

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