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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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good history lesson, but...

    • By PrimeSuspect on 09-22-18

    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 1,363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 865
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 868

    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: $20.97

    • The Sound of Thunder

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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. A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld...

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

    • By Jono Gregson on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • When the Lion Feeds

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. 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 its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A definite classic

    • By James on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Blue Horizon

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 29 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    At the close of Wilbur Smith's best-selling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother, Dorian, battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh.

    In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robber's Road". It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Taryn Casey on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Seventh Scroll

    • Ancient Egyptian, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: James Fox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Duraid Ai Simmu and his beautiful wife, Royan, were the first to discover the tomb of Queen Lostris and, with it, the scrolls that record the burial of Pharaoh Mamose with all his vast treasure. But as their present-day search for the treasure moves from the Nile to the uplands of Ethiopia, a savage battle begins. For others will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed.

    • By Gretchen meyer on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $6.39

    • 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 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • Birds of Prey

    • Courtney 3, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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
    • For the Filthy

    • By Diamonds&Pearls on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • A Sparrow Falls

    • Courtney, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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, 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Sparrow Falls

    • By Dale on 09-17-07

    Regular price: $15.98

    • 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 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 296

    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

    • War Cry

    • A Courtney Family Novel
    • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War Cry

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Assegai

    • Courtney - Assegai, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $25.08

    • 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 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Enlightening!

    • By Anonymous User on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • 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 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    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

    • 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

    • Warlock

    • A Novel of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    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: $27.97

    • The Quest

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural. Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointment

    • By Jana Krajcovicova on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Vicious Circle

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    When Hector Cross's new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • SADLY THE WORST OF WILBUR SMITH

    • By Mickey on 11-19-13

    Regular price: $20.24

    • War Cry

    • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You smell the bush!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $17.58

    • River God

    • Ancient Egyptian, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Danger surounds all those who oppose the ruling elite. But Taita, a wise and formidably gifted enunch slave, begins the dangerous journey towards his glorious dream: to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the nile.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why making abridged vertion?

    • By Hilde on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $15.98

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