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The Sunbird

Narrated by: Steven Pacey
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Summary

A hazy aerial photograph and a sinister curse are the only clues Dr Ben Kazin has before he stumbles onto the archaeological discovery of a lifetime. Beneath the red cliffs of Botswanaland, a magnificent unknown civilization has remained buried for millennia. But the magic of uncovering a lost culture is harshly interrupted by the violence of terrorists, love, intrigue, and the breathtaking secrets of centuries.
© Wilbur Smith; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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A missing link

This is definatly an abridged version, there is so much missing from this that it is barely recognizable, I read the hardcopy this pales in comparison.

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Abridged to the bone and beyond.

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To say this book was abridged is th understatement of the year. Cutting so much from this brilliant story is criminal.

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An outstanding book spoiled due to heavy editing and loss of original detail

I read the hard copy of this book several years ago and whilst I recognised the story lined it was spoiled for me due to the audio version being so heavily edited to reduce its duration. Pity!

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  • Abhay
  • 05-08-08

sunbird neither dazzles nor soars

having read the sunbierd and been thrilled by it, i downloaded this audio version to listen to it while travelling.

it has been abridged, and some essential parts removed altogether.

apart from that, the thrill that was conveyed in print is missing. even the despair that gnaws at you while reading it is shallower and more fleeting.

do not take it as a sample of wilbur smith's works. he is far far better than this audiobook is.


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