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The Sound of Thunder (The Courtneys) [Kindle Edition]

Wilbur Smith
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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"Action is Smith's game, and he is a master."
"--The Washington Post Book World""" "You can get lost in Wilbur Smith...with his swashbuckling novels."--Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly" ""

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"Action is Smith's game, and he is a master."
"--The Washington Post Book World""" "You can get lost in Wilbur Smith...with his swashbuckling novels."--Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly" ""

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 716 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Unabridged edition (9 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330505777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330505772
  • ASIN: B003GK22O8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and moving. 1 Aug 2005
By JPR
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Still new to Wilber Smith and enjoying his work enormously. If adventure is your thing then look no further than this guy. In his second novel we pick up a few years after where we left of in 'When the lion feeds' following spontaneous adventurer Sean Courtney. War is rife is South Africa and we travel with Sean into the Boer war. But soon we learn that a far more bitter battle lies ahead for our hero. A deep family hatred is there for all too see. The way Smith draws you into the story is something special, and you find it hard to put the book down. When something happens to the characters involved, you find yourself taking the punches as they take them. The way the book describes the African topology and climate will create a desire to explore the country yourself. It is easy to see why Smith is so highly rated. He is quite a brilliant writer. Emotional and heart-warming, a fantastic sequel, not to be ignored!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Disappoint 27 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
Well, the action certainly continues from where it was temporarily left at the end of the first book!

The author has skilfully woven a thrilling tale where every high and low experienced by the characters feels almost like a personal achievement or loss.

Deeply engrossing, you will soon find yourself cut off from the real world and majestically transported back in time to Southern Africa at the time of the Boer War. Putting this book down is a major irritation and inconvenience and I had to force myself to put it down on one occasion when the early hours of the new day were flying by!

War, romance, hunting, fighting, gambling, farming, politics; small threads which are interwoven yet help contribute towards this epic masterpiece.

If you enjoyed the first, you'll love this book.

If you haven't read any of Wilbur's books before, buy `When the Lion Feeds' you certainly won't regret it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 5 Jan 2014
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one of the most engaging story tellers out there, an excellent second book in the Sean Courtney trilogy. now onto the next one
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By ChrisR
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If you don't read Wilbur Smith it's about time you started... There are many books to read from over the years - just read them... start at when the lion feeds then the sound of thunder and after this a sparrow falls and move on from there ... This is the Courtney trilogy with more novels on this family to follow. Pictures in the mind, a great set of stories from which you will also learn a lot about South Africa ... Read on... There are so many good books to read..
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of Thunder 29 Nov 2013
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Wonderful follow-up from 'When The Lion Feeds'. I didn't think the 2nd book in the trilogy of the Courtneys could be anywhere near as good, but I thought it was really a super read - time flies by with these books
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5.0 out of 5 stars WilSmith 11 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
I had been looking for this book for quite a while However Amazon yet again came up trumps.Have had great success with Amazon and will use them again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 3 Jun 2014
By Glm
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Such great story telling. I was completely absorbed in the characters and plot, just as good as the first book if not better. If you're a Wilbur fan this will not disappoint you.
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28 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a follow up! 13 July 2000
Format:Paperback
After coming back from the wilderness, a rich man once again, only to find himself to have all his Ivory & money taken from him by the Boers, he find himself drawn into a war that divids the country. He has to make his mind up as to which side he will fight for ( & I won't tell you, because it will just ruin it! ) To gat there he has to cross through emeny lines, and it is here that he finds the woman of his dreams, but that would be all to simple. Togeather with this and the war its self, Wilbur Smith turns this into a compelling and exiciteing novel
What a way to continue the Courtney family saga!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I just love all Wilbur Smith's books; so much so, I have every one of his books!
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great book
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Brilliant book I would recommend it
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Published 8 days ago by Mrs. Diana Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars The Saga continues
I had only just finished the 1st book in the series, when the lion feeds, and just had to find out what happened next. Wow.... Read more
Published 2 months ago by anthill1956
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
I am reading my way through the whole Courtney saga and the Sound of Thunder kept me engrossed from beginning to end. Can't wait to start on the next one. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Ann Dyte
5.0 out of 5 stars The first Wilbur Smith book I read
I first read this around 1970 and since then have read every Wilbur Smith book written. Rereading it on Kindle was as good as I remember the original paperback
Published 2 months ago by ProfIan
5.0 out of 5 stars Real adventure
Saying that Wilbur Smith novels are brilliant,understates his skill as a writer.His stories come to life in the imagination as he sets the scene so well in his description of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Stuart Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of thunder
A very good book about the Courtney family.a friend gave me this book to read, and now I will definitely be downloading the other books in the series
Published 4 months ago by Grahame Bartter
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I first read this book 30+ years ago. It captured my attention then. I've now read it with a more mature mindset. Read more
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