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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 4 minutes
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- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 1 May 2007
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SPX78M
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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.
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!
Predictable? At times. Could I put it down? Only when I fell asleep.......and I put that off as long as possible. Utterly riveting and so well written that you feel the heat from the African sun and smell the elephant carcasses rotting. Can't recomend enough and I have already started the last in the series A Sparrow Falls.....will be equally dissapointed and relieved when I finish it.
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As always a cracking good read from a master craftsman. Never fails to surprise and increases my high regard of Mr Smith with every novel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grampar
I am reading the Courney series for the third time in over 20 years. A magnificent story that has you not wanting to stop reading. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. C. Sturton-davies