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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Courtney Family Adventure Series Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781427232793
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The Sound of Thunder, a Courtney Family Adventure by Wilbur Smith

The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army--and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords.

Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland--and into the sights of his enemy's guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn't. As Sean's loyalties--to nation, man, and blood--are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....

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Quotes & Awards

  • The pace would do credit to a Porsche, and the invention is as bright and explosive as a fireworks display. Sunday Telegraph

  • “A violent saga-type story set on Boer War South Africa and told with vigour and enthusiasm, the author of When the Lion Feeds spins a fine tale. Evening Standard

  • A highly readable novel of history and adventure ... Wilbur Smith has a sense of character too. Books and Bookmen
  • An extravagant and vigorous novel ... its many pages provide constantly changing incidents and a gallery of memorable portraits. Liverpool Daily Post
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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

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.