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The sun went down behind the storm clouds, and stained them with its blood, then the rain fell upon the ship in torrents. Solid sheets of water hammered the wooden decks so hard that the din drowned the men's voices and blotted out their vision.  

They leave as brothers. They must return as men.  

Famed sailor Hal Courtney is now a man of land and family. But when the King orders him to sail to Madagascar and stop the pirates responsible for looting the finest trading ships of the East India Trading Company and bringing ruin to them all, Hal must travel with his three younger sons on a journey that will shape the young men forever.  

In this swashbuckling adventure of marauders and slave traders, love and treasure, the brothers will face duels, chases, betrayals and battles - and see their fates cast in ways they could never have imagined....  

A Courtney Series adventure - book two in the Birds of Prey trilogy.

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Thrilling and incredible story telling

I have now read Birds Of Prey and Monsoon and both are equally thrilling and engaging. I will continue to listen to Wilbur Smiths books he does not disappoint

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narrator was so boring I couldn't finish

Narrator was so boring I couldn't finish. Not my style. I found the language too.... cumbersome? too something. Can't quite put my finger on it.

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Not the best

In this novel there is more soap opera than in the others I have read. Usually Wilbur pulls you along with surprises and twists but in this one I became irritated by the plodding “and now this is going to happen next” plot stages and often jumped forward to miss the predictable and often depressing event’s

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  • Lindsey
  • 03-23-21

Another seafaring epic

I am new to Wilbur Smith and was delighted to discover after reading Birds of Prey that it is part of a trilogy. Still a seafaring yarn with plenty of grip and intrigue as we as plenty of blood spilled in quite creative ways.
I feel I have a hole in my life now the book has come to an end. I miss the characters.
Will definitely be clicking for the 3rd book plus any others in between.
Well done Wilbur Smith. You have a new fan.

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  • MR MG BARRY
  • 03-17-21

captivating from the very first word

This book draws you in from the off and is enthralling throughout, I loved it and can't wait to read the next edition of the Courtney family

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  • LeanBean420
  • 12-20-20

Epic

Wilbur Smith is a legend and this is arguably his best book, well read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-20

A Story worth its time

As always an amazing adventure and brilliant writing. Narrated masterfully. Would definitely recommend to anyone that asks.

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  • NJD
  • 10-13-20

True Classic

Wilbur Smith ‘s version of Cain and Abel shows how a brother’s love or hatred for a sibling can determine your destiny . I particularly enjoyed the description of the Muslim way of life in Africa and what it was like to be of Royal blood . An amazing action filled saga that grips you from the first word to the last and takes over your dreams as well

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  • Richard Skidmark
  • 10-05-20

best adventure story ever told

This is one of his best . Would make a cracking movie. Well worth a listen

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  • michae.franklin
  • 05-28-20

Fantastic!

Another enthralling adventure by Wilbur. His books have everything, adventure, romance, intrigue, suspense, tragedy, treachery. I can’t get enough! On to the next one.

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  • eamon hartnett
  • 05-21-20

Another Classic!

It's hard believe that these books from Wilbur Smith can get better...but they do! A fantastic story and never a dull moment. Sean Barrett is the best at what he does.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-20

Sensational !

I strongly recommended this book, I could hardly put it down! Another sensational book from Wilbur Smith with the great Sean Barrett as narrator !

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