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François, how many men up at the face?
Cave-in. François's voice was now hysterically shrill. Cave-in.

He broke Sean's grip and raced away towards the lift station, the mud flying from his gumboots. His terror infected Sean and he ran a dozen paces after François before he stopped himself. For precious seconds he wavered with fear slithering round like a reptile in his stomach; go back to call the others and perhaps die with them or follow François and live.

Into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. Fate, war, and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny, and love. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Prokic | 1/28/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time! A must read for any Wilbur smith fan! Would especially suit teen male. Outstanding! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bertiepope38 Pope | 1/20/2014

    " This book has a good story to it. Being female, I am not much into the wars that went on but found it to be a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/18/2014

    " This book came highly recommended and the first two thirds were face paced and interesting. But Smiths female characters are horrid! Either they are weak and pathetic or whores. Or both. Ugh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/16/2014

    " Great story. Love his writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/5/2014

    " best fiction book ive ever read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 12/18/2013

    " I read this years ago at that time I enjoyed this writer. Not sure if I will be able to read Wilbur Smith now but will try. This is a very well written book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zane | 12/17/2013

    " While his writing style improves in subsequent novels, none have the power of his first work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon Start | 12/5/2013

    " this was actually a pretty good book. i mean its a male romance novel. following the family of a south african farmer and his struggles in the boer war, the zulu war and other major moments of south african history "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 11/16/2013

    " Tip - Don't read two W Smith's together, if you do the formula becomes blaringly obvious and also pretty tedious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johan Roets | 11/15/2013

    " Wilbur Smith's first book. Can see why it made him famous! Brilliant pace, interesting twists, funny, full of action! Everything you'd expect from one of his books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/4/2013

    " Read the trilogy over 20 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Am planning on reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Pedrami | 9/18/2013

    " One of the best stories I have ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Mccormick | 3/27/2013

    " 1 of my first greats and still 1 of my top 5 writers,great at telling a story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody Bell | 12/19/2012

    " Just a fantastic novel all around. Wilbur is so graphic and descriptive. You are so drawn in by his books immediately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Max | 9/22/2012

    " Thank you "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Davies | 6/16/2012

    " The Courtney brothers, what a pair1. This was am a fast paced very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Mckinna | 1/28/2012

    " The first Courtney book by smith and imho the best, a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Jarrell | 9/20/2011

    " Great book. Enjoyed it and moved on to the next one in the Courtney series. The Sound of Thunder "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 pawpaw | 9/19/2011

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/7/2011

    " This was a really great book. I think it's even a good one for guys to read. There was a good mix of blood & guts as well as a few romances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/30/2011

    " Quite enjoyed it, a great storyteller who obviously knows the country well! Will get the rest of the series, even though I have probably read them all before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/12/2011

    " The first of a brilliant series. Smith’s descriptions of the people, events and places in Africa are unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/9/2011

    " First book I ever read and was the reason I continued to read more books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 4/12/2011

    " Wilbur Smith's first novel and it is a giant; love and love lost, Zulu wars, the gold rush, and the elephant hunts create the beginning of the Courtney family chronicles.

    The Sound of Thunder and A Sparrow Falls are the sequels. "

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

    " Molto bello. 4° della serie Courtney d'Africa "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh-Ann | 3/7/2011

    " Wilbur Smith is an incredible writer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manuela | 11/24/2010

    " Buono, anche se a mio avviso non il migliore di Smith; decisamente migliore Monsone. Importante per la delineazione del personaggio di Sean Courteney, che sarà protagonista anche dei successivi romanzi della saga dei Courteney.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 9/22/2010

    " One of his best novels and a great place to begin your Wilbur Smith experience. If you are new to this author, this is the book you should read first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Obinna | 6/4/2010

    " I have always wanted to be like Wilbur Smith.

    He is one of those writers that inspires me alot. and with his vivid narrative of the character of the Courtney's i feel like i am one of them and it reminds me of my early childhood days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/16/2010

    " The first Courtney book by smith and imho the best, a must read. "

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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.