Wilbur Smith
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Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages

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    • A Falcon Flies

    • The Ballantyne Series, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    In search of a father they barely remember, Zouga and Dr Robyn Ballantyne board Mungo St John's magnificent clipper to speed them to Africa.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Storytelling that makes you want to read more

    • By Anonymous User on 01-14-19

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Men of Men

    • The Ballantyne Series, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is the age of empire, of blood and conquest, of boundless excitement and possibility. Striding in the footsteps of the pioneers is Zouga Ballantyne.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic Continuation

    • By Anonymous User on 12-15-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • When the Lion Feeds

    • The Courtneys, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    It is the 1870s, and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart....

    Regular price: $25.08

    • River God

    • A Novel of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 912

    Exploding with all the passion and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece of historical writing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Jillian on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Sound of Thunder

    • Courtney, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and great narration

    • By TanstaaflRik on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Burning Shore

    • The Courtney Series, Book 4
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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....

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Courtney's War

    • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Paris, 1939. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Wilbur’s best

    • By Iain Stevenson on 01-03-19

    Regular price: $25.08

    • A Sparrow Falls

    • Courtney, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder....

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Triumph of the Sun

    • Courtney & Ballantyne, Book 12
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Menace emanated from them as fiercely as the heat from the sun. Night and day, the drums never stopped, a constant reminder of the mortal threat that hung over them.... 

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Angels Weep

    • The Ballantyne Series, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    At the dawn of a new century, the pioneers of Rhodesia have staked their claims and stocked their farms in the land they have carved as their own.... 

    Regular price: $28.35

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