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From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized by an unknown company. 

At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood.... 

A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.

©1977 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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absolutely loved this story...good for the soul

the narrator was very good, I found his voice relaxing and easy to listen to.
the story always had me questioning what would happen next, and then surprise or shock me. Almost all of my emotions were felt reading this book. I found the dog fight scene very difficult to listen to and actually skipped it. But otherwise loved this book

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Great listen

Absolutely loved the book, couldn't stop listening. Brilliantly narratored, he keeps you constantly engaged!

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A great sometimes unbelievable saga of suffering, death and ultimately redemption

The twists and turns outpace any other Wilbur Smith novel. Unforgettable, impressive, massive and soaring

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Amazing

This is one of Wilbur Smith’s best. The story is captivating and the end amazing. Well worth reading or listening to.

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Awesome

Really enjoyed this book. Never a dull moment. Narrator really good, reading this in an amazing way.

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a Sparrow falls / Wilbur Smith / Sean Barret

I have read all of the books written by Wilbur Smith, that on it's own tells a story. Since I have started procuring the Audible copies to enjoy them once more. This is the second copy narrated by Sean Barret, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and which complements the well written and researched book.

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Another Wilbur Smith masterpiece

Wilbur Smith is an incredible author and Sean Barrett’s performance is second to none! Wilbur Smith’s ability to capture history within a novel is a piece of art! Loved the book!

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Excellent!

Wilbur Smith weaves a story like no one else. Great follow up in the Courtney series.l

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Amazing series, beautiful chapter in the story.

This is by far my favorite historical fiction. My favorite books in my favorite genre...

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Book 3 did not disappoint!

Another great book by Wilbur Smith! Sean Barritts' performance was (as with the last 2 books in the series) absolutely incredible!

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  • Vivien Green
  • 12-12-18

brilliant. gripping to the end very well narrated. could not stop listening. just love the Courtney stories

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  • RJNS
  • 12-17-18

Classic Wilbur Smith

Everything that we enjoy of Wilbur Smith. Historic Africa, red in tooth and claw. Heroes, wealth, adventure, War, love, and the most evil of adversaries.

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  • Trafalgar
  • 09-27-20

terrific

perfect finish to the Courtney saga delivered with passion by a talented storyteller and brilliant reader

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  • MsdW-F
  • 08-05-20

Yes... Good ending

Unrealistic but fantastic.... I was able to picture events... The read was awesome, His voice clear and dramatic. 5*

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  • J W FERRIS
  • 06-15-20

A sparrow falls

this was another great listen really enjoyed it can't wait to start book four and get hooked on that one

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  • michae.franklin
  • 08-25-19

A masterpiece!!

This is easily my favourite book. Some wonderful characters in an interwoven, marauding story line that is expertly delivered. Romance, tragedy, greed, power. The battle of human emotions and development. An unbelievably climatic ending. Brilliant!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-30-18

excellent final book to the Sean Courtney trilogy

a great round up to the preceding two books finalising the life of Sean Courtney.

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  • G. Anderson
  • 04-05-21

Fantastic

What more can I say. Simply fantastic story and fantastic narration. Another unputdownable novel by Mr Smith. ;)

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  • jim cole
  • 04-01-21

brilliant read.

master story teller at the height of his powers. Africa comes to life in a tale of greed and heroism.


















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  • David
  • 03-20-21

Brilliant

A fantastic book. surpassed only by the superb narration by Sean Barrett. This man can do any voice he is very talented.
I enjoyed every minute of this book, no one will be disappointed. Go for it..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-20

Third Edition well worth it!

Keep thinking it's hard to beat the last book, but he keeps the interest peaked! Hooked on this author!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-18-19

Good Ready and well narrated!

Loved every minute of the book. Struggled to stop listening. fantastic Narrator! Will recommend anytime.

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  • MasterDownUnder
  • 01-05-21

Always a shame when you get to the end...!

Once again Sean Barrett absolutely smashes it! I can't imagine someone else reading one of these books, and it is a delight to hear each one read by this amazingly talented voice!
And now onto the next one!
I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who likes well read, well written stories. And hey, who doesn't like a bit of Sean Courtney?!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-20

great

absolutely loving the Courtney series wish I started them alot sooner. wish they brought movies out

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  • Calvin
  • 08-22-19

Breathtaking

Twists and turns everywhere and the most remarkably vivid and poignant story. Unbelievably well narrated too.

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  • HR
  • 05-27-19

Awesome read!

Make sure you start this series at the beginning with ‘When the lion Feeds’. It’s a classic series. 😉

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-19

A fantastic book!

Just loved this book. It was hard to put it down! The narrator is Outstanding!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-18

An African thriller

A fantastic story of a man's power and greed set on background of war, civil unrest and the early days of the Union of South Africa.