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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

Another Wilbur Smith at its best. Sean Barrett's reading is just right for the book

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Absolutely amazing.....

This book had me hooked from the very first word.....what an absolutely amazing adventure. I became so invested in the characters. This has been the best of the Courtney novels so far

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just simply incredible from start to finish

this is one of my favourite authors and and absolutely one of my favourite books I've ever read incredible from start to finish

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Wilber Smith at hospital best

o read this book many years ago and it has proved with age. Will now read the rest of the Courtney stories.

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not to his best

not has good as come to expect.
not to his best writing. Will continue to listen to his work.

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Amazing how the trip was described!

Already waiting for the next book; not sure if will read it in release order or following the history

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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-22

Loving this series

Can’t get enough of Wilbur, Sean and South Africa. Wilbur’s research, story telling and characters are first rate and Sean’s readings ring totally authentic.

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  • Pieter Swanepoel
  • 26-05-22

Throughly enjoyabble

Great listening and can't wait for the next one to continue my listening now

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  • Gareth
  • 22-01-22

Excellent story

This is one of the best stories my wife & I have read together. I wish someone like Clint Eastwood or Kevin Costner would make it into a movie!!

The way the bushmen survive in the desert is amazing.

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  • olliepop
  • 14-01-22

Comtinue third book of South Africa

Another generation continues the story of the development of South Africa through the various branches of one family. the branches of one family. this period is during the Great War and the discovery of a diamond laden valley.

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  • Denilyn
  • 13-08-21

Riveting

A riveting story from beginning to end, although it ended rather abruptly. Need to buy the sequel to see what happens.