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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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Brilliant adventure story

Great adventure story brilliantly read that evokes the beauty and savagery of Africa through the experiences of a brave woman who suffers hardship and heartbreak as she battles to survive.

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A nice continuation of the Courtney saga

The book is an enjoyable story line well narrated with graphic images of the countryside. It was easy to picture both France and South Africa. I recommend it to Courtney series readers.

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Barrett mixed with Smith, again, made a man weep

this is just the most fantastic tale in so many parts - honestly was held airless and tearful throughout the romance in the second half. Unbelievable narration from S Barrett. AMAZING.

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Excellent story

Loved every second of this incredible journey and was sad when it ended, wanted to keep listening to find out what the next chapter would hold

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Great as always!

Another great story from Wilber Smith with super narration. The change in the main character is mind boggling, looking forward to the next book!

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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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  • lou
  • 15-06-19

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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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  • Mrs.Bushy
  • 02-04-20

Real Psge Turner!

Don't start if you csn't spend sime time with Cobstaurs, a young lady who is only 17 at the beginnungs of the book, taking place in world War 1 France. Your sttention to finding out the resolutuin of the next crisis in it, will she make it?? She has strength in many a crisis' but will she continue to be brave?

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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....

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