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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Courtney Family Adventure Series Release Date: May 2003 ISBN: 9781593973056
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The New York Times bestselling author and one of the greatest adventure writers of our time once again creates a lost era and a truly exciting tale of danger, courage, and suspense 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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 2/5/2014

    " My first Wilbur Smith book. I thought it was going to be about the Civil War, based on the title "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/4/2014

    " Excellent stories of the Courtney family and friends and enemies. If you enjoy adventure, true love, and a multitude of surprises and realistic turns of events I would recommend this to get started with Wilbur Smith and his 30+ historical fiction novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gianpiero | 1/30/2014

    " quick to read, lots of one to one fights, pure adventure on land and seas. Honour, family and destiny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verichu Dal Maso | 1/28/2014

    " Always a good read, dynamic, full of adventure and romance, and great to learn a bit of history of Africa, even if it is just the background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Lomnicki, | 1/24/2014

    " Definitely an audio book. Highly recommend for a long trip (17 1/2 hr). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny Cox | 1/19/2014

    " Wilbur Smith is a fantastic writer. I've read all his books and each one felt like an adventure of my own. The settings are ambitious and detailed, the stories are powerfully engaging and the characters are the bloke you think you are after a few beers. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neeleyjoreed | 12/3/2013

    " This book was so good. It has it all. Action, adventure, love, family, good vs. evil. It was epic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ida | 11/18/2013

    " Having grown up in South Africa, I relish reading books that take place in that country. Smith's descriptions evoke wonderful memories for me and I simply adore his fabulous books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 10/26/2013

    " A continuation of a story that ended with the Courtney clan trying to make their mark in Africa, this novel follows the next generation as they struggle to find their own path and with their parents deal with pasts they all had hoped were left far behind them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seracer2003 | 10/18/2013

    " This is the in the same series and Birds of Prey... Monsoon... and this third book... it goes along the lines of the same family in a different time... Very Smith-esque! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luckngrace | 9/24/2013

    " This swashbuckling African adventure is a boisterous, rollicking read. Aside from some graphic stuff, I would have to say that I'm glad I finally found Wilbur Smith's work and hope to rejoin the Courtney family saga again soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 9/14/2013

    " A brilliant book, this really is Wilbur Smith at his best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Sykes | 6/11/2013

    " if you read this also read "Monsoon" and visa versa. excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riki Strydom | 5/2/2013

    " This is one of my all time favorite book ever! If you want to read a great action packed book set in the African bush THIS IS IT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelee Bush | 1/28/2013

    " love these three books by Wilbur Smith...Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. I don't think he topped these in scope and readability...fabulous! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 12/14/2012

    " Enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Easy to get involved in story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 10/25/2012

    " You either love Smith or you don't even attempt to read him. It helps if you have lived in Africa. I love him, and can't believe he is still able to write with such fluidity at the age of 80+. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 8/22/2012

    " I was like putting an Indiana Jones movie into a book. Loved it. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip Cushman | 5/3/2012

    " I previously read Triumph of the Sun and, like it, Blue Horizon holds your attention and you cannot put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suha | 3/30/2012

    " Officially the WORST book I have ever had to read. Unbelievably dull and stupid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Pike | 10/25/2011

    " Must read Birds of Paradise and Monsoon first. This is the third book. More of the same, but this does not reduce the enjoyment at all. Three of my all time favourites. Classic adventure stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annthelibrarian | 8/29/2011

    " Lots of adventure and conflict in this big sprawling tale of more of the Courtney Family set in Africa during the 18th century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 6/12/2011

    " plot was fast paced, but lots of pages to skip over if you know what i mean... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 6/7/2011

    " This book is an amazing addition to the Courtenays in Africa series. It seems too big at times but as I go I appreciate why his books are always worth the pain to hold them! Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 5/13/2011

    " This swashbuckling African adventure is a boisterous, rollicking read. Aside from some graphic stuff, I would have to say that I'm glad I finally found Wilbur Smith's work and hope to rejoin the Courtney family saga again soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/13/2011

    " Definitely an audio book. Highly recommend for a long trip (17 1/2 hr). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 1/28/2011

    " Molto bello. 3° della serie Courtney d'Africa "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip | 1/17/2011

    " I previously read Triumph of the Sun and, like it, Blue Horizon holds your attention and you cannot put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manuela | 11/25/2010

    " Bello, appassionante, coinvolgente come l'Africa che Wilbur ci descrive magistralmente. Una saga che spero decida di proseguire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 9/13/2010

    " Book about South Africa and a family that grows up there. Too many episodes about hunting and being hunted. Wasn't my type. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gianpiero | 8/28/2010

    " quick to read, lots of one to one fights, pure adventure on land and seas. Honour, family and destiny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 7/21/2010

    " This book is an amazing addition to the Courtenays in Africa series. It seems too big at times but as I go I appreciate why his books are always worth the pain to hold them! Excellent! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nisrin | 7/8/2010

    " I expected more from Wilbum Smith than craft a story like this one. While the first half of the book is excellent, the latter half drowns on the sea, thick in description, enough to want to flip pages without reading them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 5/3/2010

    " old Wilbur Smith African Magic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelee | 4/8/2010

    " love these three books by Wilbur Smith...Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. I don't think he topped these in scope and readability...fabulous! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 1/5/2010

    " A continuation of a story that ended with the Courtney clan trying to make their mark in Africa, this novel follows the next generation as they struggle to find their own path and with their parents deal with pasts they all had hoped were left far behind them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 11/7/2009

    " if you read this also read "Monsoon" and visa versa. excellent read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annthelibrarian | 10/11/2009

    " Lots of adventure and conflict in this big sprawling tale of more of the Courtney Family set in Africa during the 18th century. "

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About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964, he became a full-time writer and has since written thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages.

About the Narrator

Tim Pigott-Smith is an award-winning English actor of film, television, and stage and an audiobook narrator. He has narrated several notable television documentaries, including Crimes That Shook the World. He has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, for The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyesvky. He was a three-time finalist for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Original Work for the three-part Eyewitness series by Joanna Burke. His film career includes roles in major motion pictures, including V for Vendetta, Quantum of Solace, The Remains of the Day, Gangs of New York, and more. His numerous television credits include Downton Abbey, The Jewel in the Crown, and North and South. He is also a noted radio actor, appearing in many productions on BBC Radio 4, and a regular stage actor in Shakespearean and Greek roles.