Courtney
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  • 1
    When the Lion Feeds: Courtneys, Book 1 | Wilbur Smith

    When the Lion Feeds: Courtneys, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (219)

    He began life at his twin brother’s side, soon running wild on his father’s ranch on the edge of Africa. But violence, desire, and fate sent Sean Courtney into exile - where he would fight and love his way to extraordinary success and heartbreaking failure.... In a place called The Ridge of White Waters, Sean made a life-long friendship, mined a fortune of gold, and met his own demons. Then an act of cunning betrayal struck - and ignited a new adventure to a new frontier.

    Great Writer. Great Story.

    This was quite an historical learning experience besides being an intriguing storyline. Loved the characters and learning what life was like in Africa..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2013 by Melinda (Santa Ynez, CA, United States)
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    When the Lion Feeds | Wilbur Smith

    When the Lion Feeds

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    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.

    A definite classic

    When the Lion Feeds is a definite classic. Wilbur Smith's first published novel and still one of his best. It tells the story of Sean Courtenay from..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2014 by James ()
  • 2
    The Sound of Thunder: Courtney Family, Book 2 | Wilbur Smith

    The Sound of Thunder: Courtney Family, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (176)

    The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army - and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords. Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland - and into the sights of his enemy’s guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn’t. As Sean’s loyalties - to nation, man, and blood - are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....

    Amazing!! Where's the next book????

    So glad the audiobook world has gone back to the 1960's to produce these great works of art!! Wilbur Smith is amazing!!! Where is book 3 of this serie..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 28 2015 by SYLVIA ()
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    The Sound of Thunder | Wilbur Smith

    The Sound of Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    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...

    Great story, great narration

    Great story which I read many years ago. Very pleased to find it’s still a great story even though I’m a lot older and tastes change.
    Especially..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2017 by Jono Gregson ()
  • 3
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 8
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 9
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 10
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 11
    Blue Horizon | Wilbur Smith

    Blue Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    At the close of Wilbur Smith’s Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas. 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, which takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.

    Blue Horizon

    Very good story but a bit too long. Wilbur Smith is one of my favorites.

    Reviewed on August 11 2017 by Tom ()
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    Blue Horizon | Wilbur Smith

    Blue Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    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.

    Gripping story

    A wonderful expansive tale, with many twists and adventures of the Courtney clan of the 1730's. A must listen.

    Reviewed on February 09 2015 by RICHARD ()
  • 12
    The Triumph of the Sun | Wilbur Smith

    The Triumph of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    1884, Khartoum, on the banks of the Nile, the Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in this epic adventure. In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or "Expected One". The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country. Along with hundreds of others, British trader and businessman, Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum.

    Great story but the audio keeps sticking

    The story is fab!! But that is to be expected of Wilbur smith ... But some where along the 9 hour mark the recording sticks & skips a little.. It happ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2016 by Rustom D Patel ()
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    Triumph of the Sun | Wilbur Smith

    Triumph of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (97)

    In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or “Expected One.” The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country.

    Smith is amazing beyond the telling of it

    Did not read the print version

    Reviewed on May 02 2012 by MontNeb (Oxford, CT, United States)
  • 13
    Assegai | Wilbur Smith

    Assegai

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (161)

    It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth - but also danger.

    Entertaining but I'm not much for sport hunting

    Don't read this book if you don't like killing animals for sport. Narrator is great and a good story otherwise. I grew up hunting but only for food...Show More »

    Reviewed on June 09 2009 by Jim (Boston, MA, United States)
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    Assegai | Wilbur Smith

    Assegai

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (27)

    It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter Leon Courtney is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men from America and Europe on safaris in the Masai tribe territories. One of his clients, German industrialist Count Otto Von Meerbach, has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the Count's beautiful and enigmatic mistress.

    Assegai - A true African Safari Adventure

    As I live in Africa, I can vouch for his knowledge of animals, the veld,koppies and the feel of Africa. He captures the harshness of the terrain and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2009 by Derek (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • 14
    Golden Lion: A Novel of Heroes in a Time of War | Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian

    Golden Lion: A Novel of Heroes in a Time of War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (172)

    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.

    gripping story

    loved the story gripping to the end. great adventure story and awesome charetors. really enjoyed listening to the audio book

    Reviewed on July 12 2016 by Marco (Johannesburg, South Africa)
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    Golden Lion | Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian

    Golden Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Worldwide best-selling author Wilbur Smith will take you on an incredible journey on the thrashing seas off the coast of Africa in this glorious return to the series that made him who he is: The Courtney series.

    Disappointing

    A less predictable plot and richer character development.

    Reviewed on October 22 2015 by Evan (Randburg, South Africa)
  • 15
    War Cry | Wilbur Smith, David Churchill

    War Cry

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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.

    You smell the bush!

    Another great story by Wilbur Smith. The family lines are strong and lifts you like a wave lifts a surfer and carries you along.

    Reviewed on June 28 2017 by Anonymous ()
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    War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel | Wilbur Smith, David Churchill

    War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    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.

    he has returned

    I do not have much to say except thank you Wilbur Smith for returning to your roots & giving us the well written story I had come to expect ye..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 11 2017 by Kindle Customer (North Palm Beach,Fl)
  • 16
    TheTiger's Prey: A Novel of Adventure | Wilbur Smith, Tom Harper

    TheTiger's Prey: A Novel of Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith, Tom Harper
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    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.

    takes me back to the original trilogy!

    Amazing how after so many years the whole trilogy came flodding back to me, great!

    Reviewed on November 20 2017 by Michelle ()