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    • 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 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    Paris, 1939. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rollicking good fun, not the most original, but you won’t mind

    • By Richard on 10-25-18

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on the horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.... When the Lion Feeds is the best-selling novel that launched Wilbur Smith's stellar career and the first in the riveting saga of the Courtney brothers.

    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 1,382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 884

    Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. On the eve of the festival of Osiris, the loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather in Thebes to pay tribute to their leader.

    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

    • Desert God

    • A Novel of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 299

    Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this magnificent, action-packed epic. On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita - slave and advisor to the Pharaoh - finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The wily Taita returns again

    • By Blue Dragonfly on 10-24-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Birds of Prey

    • Courtney 3, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    It is 1667, and the mighty naval war between the Dutch and the English still rages. Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel, are on patrol off southern Africa, lying in wait for a treasure-laden galleon of the Dutch East India Company that is returning from the Orient. They have a letter from Charles II sanctioning them to hunt down and capture enemy ships "beyond the line".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the complete book, or even close

    • By Geoffry Lee on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Sound of Thunder

    • Courtney, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. '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.

    Regular price: $25.08

    • A Sparrow Falls

    • Courtney, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • On Leopard Rock

    • A Life of Adventures
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. From being attacked by lions to close encounters with deadly reef sharks, from getting lost in the African bush without water to crawling the precarious tunnels of gold mines, from marlin fishing with Lee Marvin to near death from crash-landing a Cessna airplane, from brutal school days to redemption through writing and falling in love, Wilbur Smith tells us the intimate stories of his life that have been the raw material for his fiction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You better be a real Wilbur Smith fan!

    • By Jerry Miller on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • Warlock

    • A Novel of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sequel

    • By Matthew on 08-06-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Burning Shore

    • Courtney 2, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The passionate love of a beautiful French aristocrat for a courageous South African aviator is begun and extinguished in the blazing skies of war-torn France. But Centaine de Thiry is bent on realizing some of the dreams she and Michael Courtney have shared, and she sets out to seek a future for his unborn child in the country of Michael's birth.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Pharaoh

    • A Novel of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    Taita, the pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his pharaoh and keep safe all he loves.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • HUGE Disappointment

    • By aliciab on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Seventh Scroll

    • Ancient Egypt, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    When Royan Al Simma is the victim of a vicious attack that leaves her husband dead, her only thought is that she must continue their joint work: to use the secrets of the seventh scroll to find the hidden tomb of Pharaoh Mamose, and its untold trove of lost Egyptian riches. To do so, she must bury her grief and partner with the eccentric aristocrat Nicholas Quenton-Harper, a man who shares her passion for the ancient world. But the men who killed her husband are not yet finished. As Royan and Nicholas draw closer to the Pharaoh's tomb, enemies are gathering - people who will stop at nothing to ensure the scroll's promised treasures are kept from Roman's hands....  

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Dark of the Sun

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In the heart of the African jungle, Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band, with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerillas, and hostile tribes. But there is another, even deadlier enemy: one of his own men.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Diver Mike on 05-01-07

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Assegai

    • Courtney - Assegai, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    King and country. No matter the cost. With the backing of his uncle, General Penrod Ballantyne, young Leon Courtney joins the King's Rifles of Nairobi. When he becomes discouraged by the dishonesty of army life, his uncle recruits him for a special mission - spying on the Germans in East Africa, whom the General suspects are preparing for the Kaiser's war. Posing as a professional game hunter, Leon is tasked with gathering information on one of his clients, wealthy industrialist Otto Von Meerbach.

    • Courtney - Assegai, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 08-28-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Monsoon

    • Courtney 3, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    It is the dawn of the 18th century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty Honourable East India Company suffers near-catastrophic losses from pirates on the high seas. After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Henry Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage: a death or glory mission in the name of Empire and the Crown.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Monsoon

    • By C Carter on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • TheTiger's Prey

    • A Novel of Adventure
    • By: Wilbur Smith, Tom Harper
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Tom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean and pit him against dangerous enemies in exotic destinations. But just as the winds propel his sails, passion drives his heart. Turning his ship toward the unknown, Tom Courtney will ultimately find his destiny - and lay the future for the Courtney family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • takes me back to the original trilogy!

    • By Michelle on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Falcon Flies

    • The Ballantyne Series, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Falcon Flies is the first best-selling novel in Wilbur Smith's epic tale of Africa, The Ballantyne Novels. 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. But long before they sight that mighty continent, Robyn knows that she and Mungo will battle with all the fury of natural enemies - and love with all the desperation of those unable to evade the commands of fate. 

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Hungry as the Sea

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Robbed of his wife and ousted from his huge shipping empire, Nick Berg is hell-bent on vengeance. It is the sea that gives him his opportunity. When his arch-rival's luxury liner is trapped in the tempestuous Antarctic, Nick stakes all to pit his powerful salvage tug, the Warlock, in a desperate race against time and the elements.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointing Effort

    • By Emma on 03-25-09

    Regular price: $6.39

    • The Quest

    • Ancient Egypt, Book 4
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    She is omnivorous. No matter age or appearance, physical frailty or imperfection. It is not their flesh that feeds her appetites, but their souls. She devours young and old, men and women. She leaves only a desiccated husk. An unspeakable evil. An impossible gift. Renowned magus Taita is now over 100 years old and has ascended to a new level of wisdom and understanding about his world. But he must prepare himself for the biggest threat Egypt has ever faced: the great plagues and the failure of the Nile, brought about by the fire witch Eos, an ancient force of sheer evil.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Golden Lion

    • A Novel of Heroes in a Time of War
    • By: Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    He saw his father executed in battle. He spent his youth avenging that death. And now Henry "Hal" Courtney is a man with a ship - and a family - of his own. But fate has not finished with Hal. On a voyage along the eastern shore of Africa, a powerful enemy abducts his wife, the fearless warrior Judith...and with her Hal's unborn child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • gripping story

    • By Marco on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $28.51

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