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Summary

Shasa closed his mouth slowly. The very foundations of his political beliefs and principles were shaken and the walls cracked through. They had led him up into a high place and shown him the prize that was his for the taking.  

The future of a country. The end of a family. 

Shasa Courtney, heir to the Courtney fortunes, dreams only of uniting his divided, beloved country. Against all his principles, he allows his half brother Manfred to persuade him to join South Africa's right-wing National Party, hoping to moderate from within their dangerous policies of apartheid.  

But Shasa's wife is working against everything he's working for while Manfred has deadly secrets he cannot afford to be revealed, either to his family or the public who are on the brink of war. In the terrible struggle for the future of South Africa, the Courtney family will be torn apart - and many will have to pay a terrible price....

A Courtney Series adventure - book 3 in the Burning Shore sequence.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Loved the Book and the Now the Audible One!

I've been a fan of Wilbur Smith as long as I can remember and have pretty much all his books. Rage fits neatly into the Courtney series and I would recommend it anyone interested in Smith's story of the South African family. My only issue with the narration was that the sound quality was quite poor - or at least the recorded sound was not always high enough and even with my headphones on full volume it was a struggle to hear sometimes (like too much bass?). It was very easy to tell when it switched to a different file as the volume changed!

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superb

As usual a really fantastic story. Well done again Wilbur Smith. You just can't fail .

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Brilliant

One of the best in the Courtney series. Sean Barrett is the most brilliant narrator.

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Ok but getting repetitive.

Ok but the series is in danger of becoming repetitive and the intimacies very macho and at the same time cliché.

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Good story

I like the person who read this book it's just a bit much with they are the richest best looking strongest best lover but having written that it is a really really good story to listen to

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What an amazing audible book

Wilbur Smith writing was descriptive and captivating engaging my attention for every little details. what an amazing piece of work. thumbs up

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Happy and disapointed

really enjoyed listeni g to this book cant wait to read forward to next book but cant find it on Audible !!

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Highly recommended!

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and all the books in the Courtney series. Wilbur Smith is a magician with words! My husband had been trying to get me to read Wilbur’s books for years but I haven’t had the time to do it so he bought me a years subscription and I have listened to them this way but I may read and enjoy them again if I ever retire!

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A great read.

As always with Wilbur Smith, full of excitement from beginning to end, and lots of historic facts on the journey.

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WS at the height of his power.

I think that WS had evolved his skill in previous books and refined it in this the culmination of the Courtney family.
The racial politics of the time are fairly portrayed from all angles, and many of the outcomes predicted have come to pass decades after the book was written, once again showing WS deep insight into human nature.
Good narration managed to portray emotions in the many acents in an understated way that makes the characters believable.

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  • Oladele O. Olusanya
  • 09-04-21

Great book to understand South Africa

I have read all the Courtney books by Wilbur Smith. Of course, the first “When the lion feeds” is the best, followed by “Power of the sword” and now “Rage” the biggest and most controversial. Rage is realistic, tough, sad and revealing - the ability of sane men to do truly evil things to their fellow humans while preserving their own “freedom.” It is a book that will make you think long after you came to the last chapter. All the characters are riveting and believable.

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  • R G Hart
  • 22-07-21

Extremely poor pronunciation

As a fully bilingual listener I find I grating each time Sean Barrett attempts an Afrikaans name or word. His pronunciation does not vaguely resemble the vernacular. What happened to phonetics?

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  • Daniel Manget
  • 26-06-20

Characters are all too screwed up to enjoy

I love Wilbur Smith. I’ve listened to almost every one of his recorded books. He always does a good job making characters complex. Not all good, not all bad. This time it didn’t work. I couldn’t finish it. The racism and sexism and all-around disturbed characters is too much and overshadows the historical importance of the Apartheid struggle. I know that it was a dark time in history but he chose to add gas to that fire.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-19

Rage

I first read Rage years ago and now have heard the story. It is a very good book, well written and the narrator is amazing. He brought the story to life for me. Having read all the Courtney series I feel like I am surfacing from an adventure far away and that I know all those characters intimately. Great story telling. Wilbur Smith at his best. Highly recommended.

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  • lou
  • 25-06-19

Excellent.

The Courtney series is a wonderful read/listen. I definitely recommend all six books and hope a 7th book will be coming in the future. Thank you Mr Smith.