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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 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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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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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

The Courtney series is very good. Sean Barrett is probably the best narrator from all of the hundreds of books I've listened to.

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The story is as evocative as the title.

Epic all encompassing story through the most formative decade of the century.
Brilliant undersated narration takes you effortlessly to a grandstand seat for the action.
WS at the near top of his game.

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Amazing Strong Female Characters

I thought this book was going to be some typical war book but it is far from it. It has twists and turns in it I never expected, which more than piqued my interest in the storyline. The characters are believable even when the serendipity of any given situation may be a little far fetched. But those serendipitous moments swing into further scenarios that keep you enthralled. Thank you, Wilbur Smith. Great book written.

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A wonderful story to follow

A story that kept me invested and witg great character development. Narrated beautifully by Sean Barrett and would recommend this book to anyone.

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Excellent book

Gripping story and well read. Has you gripped from start to finish.has you gripped from start to finish.

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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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  • 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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