• Monsoon

  • Courtney, Book 10
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 30 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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I love Wilbur Smith

Fantastic story. Great characters, wonderful time period, marvelous descriptions of a seaman's life, and a fun learning experience of the Arab way of life. Just so much fun to read.

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classic wilbur smith can't wait for the next book

gripping from the word go and once again masterfully read and narrated by Sean Barrett

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Perhaps the best Wilber Smith book I’ve read.

I have done many Wilber Smith books over the years but I think this was the best to date.

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Adventure, Adventure, and MORE Adventure!

There were so many places that Mr Smith (RIP) could have ended this and I would've been completely satisfied. But the wonderful story went on. Packed with the best kind of, Wilbur Smith adventure, and excitement that made so many fans love him. Monsoon is my favorite of The Courtney series so far.
Did I mention adventure? Enjoy...

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not a good book but an entertaining one

deeply flawed, one dimensional cliche characters that are razor thin, but still an adventurous page turner that provides a good bit of escape.

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Wow

Wilber Smith never disappoints! Yet another gripping novel in his prolific sagas. Great narration by Sean Barrett.

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Another Masterpiece!

Never disappointing…. Only kept listening…could not stop !!! Filled with surprises and adventures always with full of descriptive words !

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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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  • Paul Thompson
  • 10-16-21

Allah Akbar !!

I so love ❤️ The Courtney adventures....make u laugh ,cry,cringe,weap and shout for joy ....and Sean Barrett is an excellent Narrator .....now onto the next adventure ....I've listened to almost all of the Courtney adventures ..but like Stephen King's Dark Tower Series I read them all higgledy piggelty.....but then went back and read them in order .....I sometimes do that ..but when u start to develop a real relationship with the characters of these books ...they become like your friends..... having an IPFJ personally I find that these relationships are better than the real thing ...or are more real to me than the real thing ....so much healthier ❤️‍🩹......anyway hope u enjoyed my post and be blessed everyone

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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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  • Jcs3
  • 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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  • David R
  • 06-07-22

What a great, great story!

I admit that I’ve been a fan of Wilbur Smith for years and years. Monsoon is in my opinion one of his best. I have read the book several times but listening to Sean Barrett has brought the whole saga to life. Sean is a fantastic narrator and is at the top of his game. If you like a bit of sailing the high seas and swashbuckling then this is for you. If you haven’t come across this story before you are in for a great treat!

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  • ndg
  • 04-12-22

Classic Wilbur Smith

If you like a rip roaring yarn then you won’t do better than a Wilbur Smith/Courtney take. Great stuff and well narrated.

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  • Dr Q
  • 03-06-22

Brilliant!

Just simply excellent. The narrator was perfectly chosen. 5/5 without question! Shame it wasn’t longer

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-28-22

loved it

brilliant book. loved the characters the contrance of the sea and sand. highly recommended this book. I need to read all the other books now in order .

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  • Andrew R.
  • 02-21-22

Fabulously written and narrated.

Wilbur Smith was at the height of his story writing powers here and it was hard to stop listening as the tale moved with such speed and intrigue. Incredibly well researched with minute details that help to convince the listener that they are actually there witnessing it.
Sean Barrett is a master narrator and his ability to give each character a real personality increases the enjoyment of listening to this story and his expression is never dull. Fabulous.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-22

Gripping Read

Great adventure novel. the narrator is superb adding colour to the characters. Well written can't wait to read the next in the series