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Wilbur Smith , John Lee
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1 Dec 2014
In 1899 Sean Courtney returns to South Africa from the wilderness a rich man - until the Boers rob him of his possessions and his sweetheart. But in the bloody days of the Boer War that follow, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld.
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  • Publisher: MacMillan Audio (1 Dec 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427237972
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427237972
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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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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"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" "" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written twenty-six novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. his books are now translated into twenty-six languages. He owns a farm and game reserve and has an abiding concern for the people and wildlife of his native continent, an interest strongly reflected in his novels. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 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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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and moving. 1 Aug 2005
By JPR
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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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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 Another cracking read 16 Sep 2014
By Dave VINE VOICE
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Despite not being in chronological order Wilbur Smith recommends that the books are read in the order that they were written and so the books When the Lion Feeds (1964), The Sound of Thunder(1966) and A Sparrow Falls(1977) are the first 3 books in the first series of some of the Courtney family ranging from about the 1870's to 1970's. I do think that to get maximum pleasure these 3 books need to be read as a trilogy.

In this second book, The sound of Thunder, our hero Sean Courtney has finished fighting the Zulus and is now looking for somebody else to fight so he fights on the side of the British against the Boers even if some of the "enemy" are his fellow citizens.

Sean is eventually given his own command and comes to respect some of the Boers he has been fighting against and together they are instrumental in starting the process of forming South Africa.

Eventually Sean meets the love of his life and all he wants is to live in peace with his family but circumstances do not allow that and so more hatred and violence ensue because although the war may be over Sean is still beset with troubles mainly from his twin Garrick who has resented Sean all his life but now hates him with a vengeance and sets out to destroy Sean.

Another cracking read from Wilbur Smith in this second book of the Courtney's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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Wilbur at his best. Re reading and filling in the missing pieces in my collection & for some reason missed this one first time around. Very happy that I now have this in the collection and read it twice nowas the first time reading was too quick to take in all the small detail, just wanted to follow Sean's advebtures. Second reading was so much better but I'm sure this will be reread again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful far better than Wilburs layers books ! ,!
Published 5 days ago by Peter Pilch
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
very good read
Published 14 days ago by john broad
5.0 out of 5 stars this is my Africa
I know every place that has been mentioned, and it fills me with home sickness. Superbly written and dramatized the life in Africa, which hasn't changed that much. Brilliant!
Published 17 days ago by Marilyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just brill.
Published 20 days ago by bwgi
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
A thoroughly enjoyable storyline. The historical events described add to the story immensely. My own knowledge of the areas / places mentioned also add to the story.
Published 21 days ago by Padalugra
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent read difficult to put down
Published 1 month ago by Christopher MacKenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another riveting read from Wilbur Smith. Well worth reading.
Published 1 month ago by Dymphnamarie
4.0 out of 5 stars The Courtneys
Love adventure stories but the romance in this is a bit mushy, frankly, and why do the main characters have to be so impossibly beautiful? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great service, thanks.
Published 1 month ago by D
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great novel from Wilbur Smith
This is an early Courtney novel, that I had not previously read. As ever with Wilbur Smith, he paints such a descriptive picture of Africa with his prose. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Markwick
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