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2.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 5 2.60 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781427212221
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Hazel Bannock is heir to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Cayla, kidnapped. The pirates demand a crippling twenty-billion-dollar ransom for her release, and complicated political and diplomatic sensitivities render the major powers incapable of intervening.
With growing evidence of the horrific torture to which Cayla is being subjected, Hazel calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the man behind Cross Bow Security, the company contracted to Bannock Oil Corporation to provide all their protection. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands.
For nearly fifty years, internationally bestselling author Wilbur Smith has thrilled readers with novels set during the Egyptian era all the way up through the present day. Now, Those in Peril brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Those in Peril is the thriller of the year.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “Hot sex, ultra violence, rich beautiful women, brave handsome men—Smith delivers it all in this over-the-top thriller set largely on the high seas.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernie | 5/12/2011

    " An enjoyable read but not one of my favorites by Mr. Smith. I found the plot convincing but the characters just felt, I don't know, plastic maybe. I found there was no depth to our villians and heroes. Again, not a bad book but definatly not one of Wilbur Smith's best in my opinion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ms Anne | 5/10/2011

    " Not Smith's best work - plot is predictable as are the characters. If Wilbur Smith was not a well-established author, this wouldn't have been published.

    Unless you're really looking for an escapist adventure with lots of violence,don't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivek | 5/6/2011

    " Just like a B grade thriller, starts well but looses steam in the middle to complete flat. However just like B grade movies filled with explicit scenes and helps you put off anything else on mind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 4/25/2011

    " Didn't finish it! Wilbur Smith was such a great writer, but only got half way through this. Too much explicit sex for my taste, and the 'romance' was very badly written. Unbeleivable characters. Not for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 3/28/2011

    " A fast paced thriller but not one of the best that have come out of the pen of Mr Smith. "

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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

Rupert Degas can be heard reading numerous audiobooks, including the Saga of Darren Shan series by Darren Shan, and his narrations have won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Bob the Builder and has performed in more than thirty radio productions, including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.