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The Burning Shore

The Courtney Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Series: Courtney, Book 4
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

The deck bucked under her feet, and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed.  

Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger.  

One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. Soon after, Centaine finds herself alone and carrying Michael's child and must travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa.  

But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved - or left in greater danger than ever before.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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A must for anyone who has read the Courtney books

This story is simply about the journey that Michael Courtney takes to meeting Centaine and then her journeys through life to the point of becoming a member of the Courtney family in Africa.

Sounds very succinct but the depth of story telling is true to Wilbur Smith's unique ability to master surroundings and the impact the world has on the individuals in the book and for the reader.

Excellent narration by Sean Barrett as always.

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A Ripping Yarn......

In my opinion one of Wilbur's better works. Splendidly narrated to make it an absorbing and engaging story.

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wow

This is the first of Wilbur Smith's books that I have listened to. Not once in 20 hours did it drag. Brilliant story telling and I always love listening to Sean Barrett's voice.

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Genius

This was my second Wilbur Smith book and I must say I’m hooked. Totally believable characters and story lines, I can’t wait for the next story, but there are so many to choose from!

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Another great story

I love WilburSmith’s books and this is another to add to that list, very good story line, but what is important to an audible book is good narration and Sean Barrett is up there with the very best. He brings each character to life.

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Courtneys have done it again

another book I found difficult to put down by wilber smith can't wait to read the neext book

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awesome great reading with good all round inform<br />

great reading with good all round information
story was well paced and good history and details

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Courtney serial

Another brilliant book from Wilbur Smith. His descriptive powers are amazing. Sean Barrett's performance outstanding.

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Well read and engaging story<br />Well worth a listen.

Well read and engaging story
Well worth a listen.
Gives a real feeling for the Saan.

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  • lou
  • 15-06-19

Good

For me parts of this book were slow. However, being a Courtney fan this is a must read. it still deserves a 5 rating!

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  • JDD
  • 13-02-19

Excellent story in a great series.

Although lacking the personal connection I especially felt in the preceding books, this was a great story, that left me hanging a bit. Won't divulge why....