Courtney
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  • 1
    When the Lion Feeds | Wilbur Smith

    When the Lion Feeds

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. Fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds a continent is awakening. And on its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.

    Absolutely brilliant

    Amazing, Gripping, emotional

    Reviewed on 10 March 2015 by N. Harrison ()
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    The Sound of Thunder | Wilbur Smith

    The Sound of Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own – and now, again, they were pitted against each other...' Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds returns from the wildnerness a rich man – until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves. A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld...

    Sean Courtenay - brilliant

    Yes, always better to listen, especially with a great narrator

    Reviewed on 28 May 2014 by Stu (BRIDGWATER, United Kingdom)
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    Blue Horizon | Wilbur Smith

    Blue Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Overall
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    At the close of Wilbur Smith's best-selling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother, Dorian, battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh.

    In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robber's Road". It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.

    A Good Long Listen

    I normally listen to books on an ipod in my car, shortish bursts of 35 to 40 minutes at a time. Not this book, it grabbed me so completely I spent mos..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 May 2013 by R. Johnson ()
  • 12
    The Triumph of the Sun | Wilbur Smith

    The Triumph of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Overall
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    Performance
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    1884, Khartoum, on the banks of the Nile, the Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in this epic adventure. In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or "Expected One". The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country. Along with hundreds of others, British trader and businessman, Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum.

    Such a shame

    If I had read this before Blue Horizon (by the same author) I would have missed out on that excellent story but, fortuitously, I hit upon Blue Horizon..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 February 2014 by Hard Press (London)
  • 13
    Assegai: Courtney 3, Book 5 | Wilbur Smith

    Assegai: Courtney 3, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter Leon Courtney is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men from America and Europe on safaris in the Masai tribe territories. One of his clients, German industrialist Count Otto Von Meerbach, has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the Count's beautiful and enigmatic mistress.

    Promised much but delivered little

    Wonderful as it is to have an unabridged Wilber Smith this is not the best one to have started with.
    The story is predictable in many ways thoug..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 May 2009 by Richard (London, United Kingdom)
  • 14
    Golden Lion | Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian

    Golden Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Overall
    (138)
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    Worldwide best-selling author Wilbur Smith will take you on an incredible journey on the thrashing seas off the coast of Africa in this glorious return to the series that made him who he is: The Courtney series.

    wow!

    This is one of Wilbur Smith's best. A fabulous tale of seafaring courage, with the usual assortment of rouges, fighting, incarceration, and escape. br..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 July 2016 by Adam Asprey ()
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    War Cry | Wilbur Smith, David Churchill

    War Cry

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England.

    A great listen ... leaves you hanging for more!

    Wilbur up to his usual standard with a gripping read about the next generation of Courtney.

    Reviewed on 06 June 2017 by Ozzie Osprey (Neath, Wales, UK)
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    War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel | Wilbur Smith, David Churchill

    War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.

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