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    • 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

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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
    • Abridged versions fall short

    • By Mikey on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Dark of the Sun

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 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

    • The Eye of the Tiger

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Miles Anderson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Harry Fletcher, a man with a chequered past, has reformed and is making an honest living as a charter skipper fishing for big game in the seductive waters of the Indian Ocean. Suddenly, men from the world of violence Harry has put behind him overturn his good intentions, involving him in a hectic race to recover a fabulous treasure from an ancient wreck.

    Regular price: $6.39

    • 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

    • Wild Justice

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The hijacking of a jumbo jet off the Seychelles galvanizes anti-terrorist chief Peter Stride into the action for which he has spent a lifetime training. But even in the hail of bullets that follows, he knows that this is only the beginning of a nightmare. Stride is the one man who might find the twisted genius who holds the world hostage, if only his every move were not anticipated by the enemy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WILD JUSTICE AT IT'S BEST

    • By Peter on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Diamond Hunters

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Van Der Byl Diamond Company, willed by its founder to his son Benedict, turns out to be a bequest of hatred. For it is couched in such terms as to offer him the instrument of destruction of his bitterest rival. "Destroy Johnny" is the old man's implacable message. And so, consumed with envy for his own foster-brother, Benedict sets out in ruthless pursuit of this goal - and Johnny is plunged into a maelstrom of greed, vengeance, and murder.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Gold Mine

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Rod Ironsides, ambitious and hard-living mining expert, knows that the general managership of the Sonder Ditch gold mine is the chance of a lifetime. But the price of unquestioning obedience to the coldly obsessive genius of Dr Manfred Steyner proves impossible to pay.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Power of the Sword

    • Courtney 2, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Manfred De La Ray and Shasa Courtney, sons of Centaine de Thiry, were blood enemies from their very first boyhood encounter. Caught up in the tumult of South Africa's history through two decades, they found themselves adversaries in an age-old war of savagery to seize the sword of power in their land.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Rage

    • Courtney 2, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    There are heroes and there are monsters. But most of us are ordinary mortals caught up in events too turbulent for any of us. Perhaps when the battle is over, all we will inherit are the ashes of a once beautiful land.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Out-rage

    • By Penny on 07-04-07

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Sunbird

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A hazy aerial photograph and a sinister curse are the only clues Dr Ben Kazin has before he stumbles on the archaeological discovery of a lifetime. Beneath the red cliffs of Botswanaland a magnificent unknown civilization has remained buried for millennia. But the magic of uncovering a lost culture is harshly interrupted by the violence of terrorists, love, intrigue, and the breathtaking secrets of centuries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • sunbird neither dazzles nor soars

    • By Abhay on 08-05-08

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Shout at the Devil

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Julian Glover
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In German East Africa, on the eve of the First World War, two freebooting adventurers, one a flamboyant Irish American, the other an impeccable young Englishman, pit their wits against the gross German commissioner from whose territory they are making their living as game hunters and ivory poachers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Last 2 mins there is no sound check it & fix it up

    • By Angad on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Cry Wolf

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: James Goode
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Jake Barton is an American engineer, Gareth Swales a stylish Englishman with a nose for a quick deal. Both have always moved from one escapade to another. Now, as Mussolini prepares to annihilate the people of Ethiopia, the two adventurers come up against Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful but fiery reporter bent on espousing their cause. The trio dares to run a gauntlet of guns and a batch of run-down armoured cars in a final, desperate gamble for freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There is a long silence before the final lines by

    • By Angad on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $6.39

    • A Time to Die

    • Courtney 2, Book 5
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Beneath the unforgiving, blazing heat of the African sun, two men and a woman embark on a savage hunt. A hunt that will tear their safe safari apart, plunging them into the restless tides of a deadly civil war. For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dismal failure

    • By piers on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Golden Fox

    • Courtney 2, Book 4
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the searing heat of a divided Africa, two decades of bitter dynastic conflict explode with terrifying ferocity. To Gary and Sean Courtney, it is a struggle to the end - brother is pitted against brother as they are dragged unwittingly into the lair of an international terrorist.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Elephant Song

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    In the blinding light of Zimbabwe's Chiwewe National Park, Dr Daniel Armstrong, world-famous TV naturalist, films the slaughter of a herd of elephants. In London, anthropologist Kelly Kinnear is forced into violent confrontation with the shareholders of the most powerful conglomerate in the City of London, warning them of the destruction of an African country.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your money

    • By Tomas on 10-25-11

    Regular price: $11.72