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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,487 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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There are heroes and there are monsters. But most of us are ordinary mortals caught up in events too turbulent for any of us. Perhaps when the battle is over, all we will inherit are the ashes of a once beautiful land.

It is 1952. Guided by the ruthless hands of Shasa Courtney and Centaine Malcolmess, the Courtney family empire has come to dominate the lives of white and black South Africans alike.

But the winds of change are fanning fires of revolution. In the deadly quest of power, Shasa will be tested far beyond the battle of the boardroom, forced to betray his ideals for a misguided dream of national unity.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 1/11/2014

    " 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+. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/9/2014

    " I hated all the characters in the book and didn't like Smith's writing style "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/7/2014

    " Was a great book and was hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 1/7/2014

    " Completed the first part (6 books )of the Courtney saga. This was a very political side to the story as it embarked on the apartheid era but some interesting family twists. Money certainly does not make this family's life any easier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manuela | 1/2/2014

    " Imperdibile per chi ha letto i precedenti della saga dei Courteney d'Africa. In questo romanzo si delinea il destino di tutti i personaggi precedentemente incontrati e l'avventura, il dramma e le emozioni si moltiplicano in un intreccio commovente. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Keeney | 12/30/2013

    " Totally amazed by Wilbur Smith's book RAGE, historical fiction that takes place during Apartheid in South Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasa Tovornik | 11/28/2013

    " OK, but not the best of the courtneys to my taste "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 7/1/2013

    " Interesting story, very political. This is not one of my favorite Courtney books. I found the characters dull, the focus seemed to be more on what was going on around them instead of focusing on themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid Verschelling | 6/29/2013

    " ook gelezen in 04-2002 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 5/16/2013

    " Another fantastic addition to the Courtney series!!! A really good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Gibbs | 9/3/2012

    " Well written historical novel that brings southern Africa's struggle for independence to light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Klotz | 7/7/2012

    " Book on So Africa and their struggles "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerhard | 6/29/2012

    " Loved to learn more about historical events that happened in South Africa and some insight in to 'the struggle' even though it is not totally acurate as Smith admits. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 5/27/2012

    " This was my first W Smith book I read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 3/21/2012

    " Wilbur brain is unstoppable when writing great adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karenlkirkham | 2/18/2012

    " Wilbur Smith was the sort of 'potboiler' novelist my parents and grandparents read and I would not have read this book if it hasn't been the only thing the holiday rep could find for me to read when in hospital in Crete. Not sure it's great literature but it really is a 'good read'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvir Muntasim | 2/6/2012

    " Epic adventure with the canvas of South Africa's struggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mick | 11/21/2011

    " I really liked this book. There are so many stories going at once it can get a bit difficult to keep track of things, but it all ties together in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/10/2011

    " Good, Not as enthralling as his others. Still would recommend you read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 3/31/2011

    " Molto bello. 9° della serie Courtney d'Africa "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manuela | 3/26/2011

    " Imperdibile per chi ha letto i precedenti della saga dei Courteney d'Africa. In questo romanzo si delinea il destino di tutti i personaggi precedentemente incontrati e l'avventura, il dramma e le emozioni si moltiplicano in un intreccio commovente. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/19/2011

    " Book on So Africa and their struggles "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erica | 11/18/2010

    " Ho fatto una grande fatica a finirlo. Personaggi ODIOSI! I successori di Sean e Garry Courtney sono insopportabili e senza dignità. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerhard | 7/17/2010

    " Loved to learn more about historical events that happened in South Africa and some insight in to 'the struggle' even though it is not totally acurate as Smith admits. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 2/26/2010

    " Well written historical novel that brings southern Africa's struggle for independence to light. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 3/20/2009

    " Interesting story, very political. This is not one of my favorite Courtney books. I found the characters dull, the focus seemed to be more on what was going on around them instead of focusing on themselves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/21/2009

    " I hated all the characters in the book and didn't like Smith's writing style "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 7/22/2008

    " Totally amazed by Wilbur Smith's book RAGE, historical fiction that takes place during Apartheid in South Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/19/2007

    " Good, Not as enthralling as his others. Still would recommend you read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srikanth | 10/2/2007

    " A good read indeed.
    The characters are impressive.
    The end is good.
    "

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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 a British classical stage and television actor.  He has narrated everything from Wilbur Smith's adventure works, Triumph of the Sun and Blue Horizon to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic The Brothers Karamazov, for which he received an AudioFile Earphones Award. He was an Audie finalist for Professor Joanna Burke’s 2006 original works Eyewitness: 1940-1949, Eyewitness: 1950-1959 and Eyewitness: 1960-1969.

 

Pigott-Smith performed in Broadway in Sherlock Holmes as well as opposite such British stars as Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Geraldine James, and Patrick Stewart. He has appeared in a host of Shakespearean classics on television including Henry IV, Part I and Measure for Measure as well as in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Downton Abbey, and The Hour.  His many film credits include Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Bloody Sunday, and Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York.