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One Up On Wall Street

150 ratings

Summary

Peter Lynch, one of the most successful investors of all time, shows you how to use what you already know to make money in the market. You'll discover why smart money is not so smart - and why you may be a better stock picker than the pros, how to follow your hunches and back them up with facts, how to disregard reports on the economy and pick your own time to buy and sell, and how to determine which types of stocks are right for you. Lynch is the former manager of the $9 billion Fidelity Magellan Fund, where he earned investors a $190,000 return on a $10,000 investment.

©1989 Peter Lynch, All Rights Reserved (P)1989 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, Sound Ideas is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division Simon & Schuster Inc.

Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Plutocrats

46 ratings

Summary

There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation - as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent; Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed. What's changed is more than numbers. Today, most colossal fortunes are new, not inherited - amassed by perceptive businessmen who see themselves as deserving victors in a cut-throat international competition. As a transglobal class of successful professionals, today's self-made oligarchs often feel they have more in common with one another than with their countrymen back home. Bringing together the economics and psychology of these new super-rich, Plutocrats puts us inside a league very much of its own, with its own rules. The closest mirror to our own time is the late 19th century Gilded Age - the era of powerful "robber barons" like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Then as now, emerging markets and innovative technologies collided to produce unprecedented wealth for more people than ever in human history. Yet those at the very top benefited far more than others - and from this pinnacle they exercised immense and unchecked power in their countries. Today's closest analogue to these robber barons can be found in the turbulent economies of India, Brazil, and China, all home to ferocious market competition and political turmoil. But wealth, corruption, and populism are no longer constrained by national borders, so this new Gilded Age is already transforming the economics of the West as well. Plutocrats demonstrates how social upheavals generated by the first Gilded Age may pale in comparison to what is in store for us, as the wealth of the entire globalized world is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. Cracking open the tight-knit world of the new global super-rich is Chrystia Freeland, an acclaimed business journalist who has spent nearly two decades reporting on the new transglobal elite. She parses an internal Citigroup memo that urges clients to design portfolios around the international "Plutonomy" and not the national “rest”; follows Russian, Mexican, and Indian oligarchs during the privatization boom as they manipulate the levers of power to commandeer their local economies; breaks down the gender divide between the vast female-managed "middle class" and the world's one thousand billionaires; shows how, by controlling both the economic and political institutions of their nation, the richest members of China's National People's Congress have amassed more wealth than every branch of American government combined - the president, his cabinet, the justices of the Supreme Court, and both houses of Congress. Though the results can be shocking, Freeland dissects the lives of the world's wealthiest individuals with empathy, intelligence, and deep insight. Intelligently written, powerfully researched, and propelled by fascinating original interviews with the plutocrats themselves, Plutocrats is a tour-de-force of social and economic history, and the definitive examination of inequality in our time.

©2012 Chrystia Freeland (P)2012 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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Fondation et Empire

41 ratings

Summary

Tandis que les crises qui secouent l'Empire redoublent de violence et annoncent son effondrement définitif, la Fondation créée par le psychohistorien Hari Seldon pour sauvegarder la civilisation devient de plus en plus puissante, suscitant naturellement convoitise et visées annexionnistes. En tout premier lieu, celles de Bel Riose, jeune général qui voit dans les secrets détenus par la Fondation le moyen de monter sur le trône. C'est alors qu'apparaît un mystérieux et invincible conquérant, surnommé le Mulet, que le plan de Seldon n'avait pas prévu... Le second opus de l'œuvre magistrale d'Asimov, porté par la lecture vivante et maîtrisée de Stéphane Ronchewski.

©1952 / 2006 Isaac Asimov / Éditions Denoël (P)2019 Audiolib

Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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Mycroft and Sherlock

41 ratings

Summary

The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.  It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes - now 26 and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office - has no interest in the killings; however his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination for the macabre to the detriment of his studies, much to Mycroft's frustration.  When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. Sherlock finds himself at home among the street urchins, and when a boy dies of a suspected drug overdose, he decides to investigate, following a trail of strange subterranean symbols to the squalid opium dens of the London docks. Meanwhile a meeting with a beautiful Chinese woman leads Mycroft to the very same mystery, one that forces him to examine the underbelly of the opium trade that is enriching his beloved Britain's coffers.  As the stakes rise, the brothers find that they need one another's assistance and counsel. But a lifetime of keeping secrets from each other may have catastrophic consequences....

©2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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When the Lion Feeds

33 ratings

Summary

It is the 1870s, and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and 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 the horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love....  When the Lion Feeds is the best-selling novel that launched Wilbur Smith's stellar career and the first in the riveting saga of the Courtney brothers.

©1964 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
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River God

30 ratings

Summary

Fame and popularity breed envy in high places, and the adulation of the mob is fickle. They often take as much pleasure in tearing down the idols that they have grown tired of as they did in elevating them in the first place. It is safer by far to live unseen and unremarked, as I always attempt to do. An ancient kingdom. An incredible destiny.   Taita is a humble slave, an expert in art, poetry, medicine and engineering as well as keeping important secrets. He is the most treasured possession of Lord Intef. Yet when Intef's beautiful daughter, Lostris, is married to the Pharaoh, Taita is commanded to follow her and swiftly finds himself deeper than he ever could have imagined in a world of deception and treachery.   But outside the palace, the great kingdom of Egypt is divided and in even greater danger. Enemies threaten on all sides, and only Taita holds the power to save them all.... The first audiobook in the epic Egyptian Series.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sound of Thunder

28 ratings

Summary

The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War.  'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own - and now, again, they were pitted against each other....' Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds, returns from the wilderness a rich man - until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves. A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld....

©1966 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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A Sparrow Falls

26 ratings

Summary

From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized by an unknown company.  At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood....  A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.

©1977 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Burning Shore

20 ratings

Summary

The deck bucked under her feet, and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed.   Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger.   One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. Soon after, Centaine finds herself alone and carrying Michael's child and must travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa.   But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved - or left in greater danger than ever before.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
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TheTiger's Prey

20 ratings

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Desert God and Pharaoh adds another chapter to his popular historical saga featuring the seafaring Tom Courtney, the hero of Monsoon and Blue Horizon, with this magnificent swashbuckling saga set in the 18th century and packed with action, violence, romance, and rousing adventure. Tom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean and pit him against dangerous enemies in exotic destinations. But just as the winds propel his sails, passion drives his heart. Turning his ship toward the unknown, Tom Courtney will ultimately find his destiny - and lay the future for the Courtney family. Wilbur Smith, the world's greatest storyteller, once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era in this thrilling saga of the sea.

©2017 Orion Mintaka (UK) Ltd. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Mike Grady
Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
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Power of the Sword

18 ratings

Summary

'We are Courtneys. We don't have to fight with our fists. We fight with power and money and influence. Nobody can beat us on our own ground.'   A powerful family. A time of war.   Centaine de Thiry Courtney has not only survived but thrived. A successful woman with two sons of her own: Shasa Courtney, the Courtney heir, and Manfred de la Rey, Shasa's half brother, her secret child raised solely by his father. At the time of the Great Depression, Centaine must make difficult decisions to ensure the security of her family - decisions that will affect Manfred and his father, Lothar de la Rey, a man Centaine once loved.   But the world is changing, and conflicts greater than any the world has seen before are looming. Centaine and her children must face the upcoming war - where not all of them will be on the same side....  A Courtney Series adventure - book 2 in the Burning Shore sequence.

©1986 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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A Falcon Flies

18 ratings

Summary

A Falcon Flies is the first best-selling novel in Wilbur Smith's epic tale of Africa, The Ballantyne Novels.   In search of a father they barely remember, Zouga and Dr Robyn Ballantyne board Mungo St John's magnificent clipper to speed them to Africa. But long before they sight that mighty continent, Robyn knows that she and Mungo will battle with all the fury of natural enemies - and love with all the desperation of those unable to evade the commands of fate. For if she can bring hope and healing to Africa's fever-ridden shores, he, a lawless trader in human cargo, will possess any man - or woman - he chooses.... Set in 1860, this gripping tale is followed by Men of Men, The Angels Weep and The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.

©1980 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
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Birds of Prey

17 ratings

Summary

A simple mission. A battle for their lives.   It is 1667, and the war between the Dutch and the English continues apace. Sir Francis Courtney, his son Hal and their crew are carried around the southern tip of the African colonies by the good ship Lady Edwina, licensed to attack and seize the treasure-laden ships of the Dutch East India company. When they capture a Dutch trader and hold the passengers to ransom, Sir Francis hopes only for a good price and a small sense of satisfaction.   But this is unlawful territory they sail in. An unexpected betrayal will mean the men on board will face greater peril than they have ever faced before - and many good men may never see home again....  A Courtney Series adventure - book 1 in the Birds of Prey trilogy.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Monsoon

16 ratings

Summary

The sun went down behind the storm clouds, and stained them with its blood, then the rain fell upon the ship in torrents. Solid sheets of water hammered the wooden decks so hard that the din drowned the men's voices and blotted out their vision.   They leave as brothers. They must return as men.   Famed sailor Hal Courtney is now a man of land and family. But when the King orders him to sail to Madagascar and stop the pirates responsible for looting the finest trading ships of the East India Trading Company and bringing ruin to them all, Hal must travel with his three younger sons on a journey that will shape the young men forever.   In this swashbuckling adventure of marauders and slave traders, love and treasure, the brothers will face duels, chases, betrayals and battles - and see their fates cast in ways they could never have imagined....   A Courtney Series adventure - book two in the Birds of Prey trilogy.

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 30 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Blue Horizon

16 ratings

Summary

Jim sprang back on to the truck of the violently rocking wagon and stared across at Manatasee. She saw him and pointed her assegai at his face. Then he saw the length of slow-match had been exposed across the last yard of trampled earth below the mound on which the queen stood. The swift flame shot along it, leaving the fuse blackened and twisted as it burned. Jim clenched his jaws and waited for the explosion. A powerful enemy. A land of second chances. Jim Courtney is protected by all the wealth and influence that his family's successful business, the Courtney Brothers Trading Company, can provide in the Dutch-owned colonies of South Africa. Louisa Leuven is an orphaned young woman who escaped the plague only to be unjustly imprisoned and transported to the Cape. When a storm destroys her prison ship, Jim is her only hope of escape. But Louisa and Jim have greater adventures in the African wilds ahead of them: they must flee from Dutch forces who seek not only to recapture their prisoner but also to hunt down and hang Jim Courtney - and punish the other member of the Courtney family, however they can.... 

©2020 Wilbur Smith (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 28 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Assegai

15 ratings

Summary

From directly overhead he heard the loud flapping of heavy wings, and another vulture rose from beyond the screen of banana plants. Leon felt the chill of dread. If the brutes are settling that means there's meat lying out there, dead meat. King and country. No matter the cost.  With the backing of his uncle, General Penrod Ballantyne, young Leon Courtney joins the King's Rifles of Nairobi. When he becomes discouraged by the dishonesty of army life, his uncle recruits him for a special mission - spying on the Germans in East Africa, whom the General suspects are preparing for the Kaiser's war. Posing as a professional game hunter, Leon is tasked with gathering information on one of his clients, wealthy industrialist Otto Von Meerbach.   Leon finds himself falling for Von Meerbach's beautiful mistress but never forgets that his real mission is to destroy the enemy. But how easy will he find his task when his true enemy is closer to home than Leon ever expected? A Courtney adventure - book 1 in the Assegai sequence.

©2009 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Silent Sea

14 ratings

Summary

Another thrilling adeventure from the number-one New York Times best-selling author. Clive Cussler's tales of the Oregon and its crew -"the clever, indefatigable Juan Cabrillo and his merry band of tough, tech-savvy fighting men and women" (Publishers Weekly) - have made fans of hundreds of thousands of readers and listeners. But the Oregon's sixth adventure is its most remarkable one yet. On December 7, 1941, five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington State make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a shocking revelation of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition - and a curse that seems to have survived for more than 500 years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not, the only reward is death.

©2010 Clive Cussler (P)2010 Penguin

Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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The Sunbird

13 ratings

Summary

A lost civilisation. A curse reborn. Dr Ben Kazin has only a blurred photograph and a gut instinct that there is a lost city to uncover somewhere beneath the Botswana cliffs. Soon, a whispered curse and a chance encounter with a local tribe lead him to discover much more than city foundations. The curse, it seems, is real, and will link Ben, his oldest friend and the woman they both love with a forgotten leader from 2,000 years ago, in a city of glory and honour that subsequently disappeared without a trace. But what happened to that ancient civilisation? And what is it that connects that lost empire to Ben and the violent dangers he must face in the present day? An action-packed archaeological adventure from global best seller Wilbur Smith.

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Piers Hampton
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Call of the Raven

13 ratings

Summary

The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla - and destroying Chester.  Camilla, trapped in New Orleans, powerless to her position as a kept slave and suffering at the hands of Chester's brutish behaviour, must learn to do whatever it takes to survive.   As Mungo battles his own fate and misfortune to achieve the revenge that drives him and regain his power in the world, he must question what it takes for a man to survive when he has nothing and what he is willing to do in order to get what he wants.   An action-packed and gripping adventure by best-selling author Wilbur Smith about one man's quest for revenge, the brutality of slavery in America and the imbalance between humans that can drive - or defeat - us.

©2020 Orion Mintaka (UK) Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Men of Men

12 ratings

Summary

Following on from the events begun in A Falcon Flies, Men of Men continues Wilbur Smith's epic story of the Ballantynes.   It is the age of empire, of blood and conquest, of boundless excitement and possibility. Striding in the footsteps of the pioneers is Zouga Ballantyne. His dream begins in the danger and drudgery of the diamond pits and ends up on the rich grasslands of Matabeleland - but not before a king and a proud warrior nation have paid the price of history....  Men of Men is followed by The Angels Weep and The Leopard Hunts in the Darkness.

©1981 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Rage

12 ratings

Summary

Shasa closed his mouth slowly. The very foundations of his political beliefs and principles were shaken and the walls cracked through. They had led him up into a high place and shown him the prize that was his for the taking.   The future of a country. The end of a family.  Shasa Courtney, heir to the Courtney fortunes, dreams only of uniting his divided, beloved country. Against all his principles, he allows his half brother Manfred to persuade him to join South Africa's right-wing National Party, hoping to moderate from within their dangerous policies of apartheid.   But Shasa's wife is working against everything he's working for while Manfred has deadly secrets he cannot afford to be revealed, either to his family or the public who are on the brink of war. In the terrible struggle for the future of South Africa, the Courtney family will be torn apart - and many will have to pay a terrible price.... A Courtney Series adventure - book 3 in the Burning Shore sequence.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 29 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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King of Kings

10 ratings

Summary

Cairo, 1887. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancée, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking.  But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings.  Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. He is rescued by an old friend, who is now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to join the military efforts. Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade.... With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Warlock

10 ratings

Summary

One of the world's most acclaimed adventure writers returns to the world of ancient Egypt with the stunning sequel to the

New York Times best-selling

River God.

After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt.

Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and passion of a bygone time, Warlock is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.

©2008 Wilbur Smith (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dick Hill
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Quest

8 ratings

Summary

She is omnivorous. No matter age or appearance, physical frailty or imperfection. It is not their flesh that feeds her appetites but their souls. She devours young and old, men and women. She leaves only a desiccated husk.  An unspeakable evil. An impossible gift.  Renowned magus Taita is now over 100 years old and has ascended to a new level of wisdom and understanding about his world. But he must prepare himself for the biggest threat Egypt has ever faced: the great plagues and the failure of the Nile, brought about by the fire witch Eos, an ancient force of sheer evil.  Taita must risk his soul to battle against Eos, or his homeland and everything he has ever loved will be lost forever. But there are other reasons for Taita to fight - since success could also mean rewards he could never have thought possible....  The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series.

©2007 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Ghost Fire

8 ratings

Summary

In this brand-new Courtney Series novel by best-selling author Wilbur Smith comes an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the listener deep into the seething heart of the French and Indian War.  1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents.   Theo, wracked with guilt, seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian army. Connie, believing herself abandoned by her brother, and abused and brutalised by a series of corrupt guardians, makes her way to France, where she is welcomed into high society. Here, she once again finds herself at the mercy of vicious men, whose appetite for war and glory lead her to the frontlines of the French battlefield in North America.   As the siblings find their destinies converging once more, they realise that the vengeance and redemption they both desperately seek could cost them their lives....

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Desert God

8 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Wilbur Smith - hailed by Stephen King as the "best historical novelist" and one of the world’s biggest-selling authors - returns to Ancient Egypt in this breathtaking epic that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world. Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this magnificent, action-packed epic. On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita - slave and advisor to the Pharaoh - finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas. With the future of Egypt itself on his shoulders, Taita enters a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil enemies await in the shadows, and death lingers on the edges of darkness.

©2014 Wilbur Smith (P)2014 Harper Collins Publishers

Narrator: Mike Grady
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The Angels Weep

7 ratings

Summary

The Angels Weep is the third best-selling book in Wilbur Smith's Ballantyne Novels - an epic exploration into the dark past of colonial Africa.   At the dawn of a new century, the pioneers of Rhodesia have staked their claims and stocked their farms in the land they have carved as their own. But in the hills, the Matabele indunas are preparing for the bloody rebellion which will scar the opponents for ever - and etch for them the same tragic legacy for generations to come....  The dramatic story of the Ballantynes concludes in The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Courtney's War

7 ratings

Summary

Paris, 1939. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day.  Meanwhile, Saffron - recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent to occupied Belgium to discover how the Nazis have infiltrated SOE's network - soon finds herself being hunted by Germany's most ruthless spymaster. Confronted by evil beyond their worst imaginings, the lovers must each make the hardest choice of all: sacrifice themselves, or do whatever they can to survive, hoping that one day they will be reunited.  Courtney's War is an epic story of courage, betrayal and undying love that takes the listener to the very heart of a world at war.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Seventh Scroll

7 ratings

Summary

She glanced down at the drawer in which she kept all her floppy disks. That and all the other drawers had been pulled out and thrown on the floor. They were empty, of course; along with the disks, all her notebooks and photographs were missing. Her last connections with the seventh scroll were lost. After three years of work, gone was the proof it had ever existed.   A hunt for treasure. A battle to stay alive.    When Royan Al Simma is the victim of a vicious attack that leaves her husband dead, her only thought is that she must continue their joint work: to use the secrets of the seventh scroll to find the hidden tomb of Pharaoh Mamose and its untold trove of lost Egyptian riches. To do so, she must bury her grief and partner with the eccentric aristocrat Nicholas Quenton-Harper, a man who shares her passion for the ancient world.   But the men who killed her husband are not yet finished. As Royan and Nicholas draw closer to the Pharaoh's tomb, enemies are gathering - people who will stop at nothing to ensure the scroll's promised treasures are kept from Roman's hands....  

©1995 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

6 ratings

Summary

The final audiobook in the quartet of The Ballantyne Novels by Wilbur Smith, The Leopard Hunts in Darkness is a taut tale of the internal struggles of a fledgling nation.   Craig Mellow, acclaimed author but unhappy exile, seizes the chance to return to Zimbabwe when he is given a spying mission for the World Bank. Accompanied by beautiful photographer Sally-Anne Jay, he is at first unaware of the dangerous currents of tribal conflict that swirl below the calm surface of Zimbabwean politics. Then he stumbles upon a highly organised ivory-poaching operation which masks the treacherous plot to sell the country he once fought for into slavery.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Cry Wolf

6 ratings

Summary

Cry Wolf is an exhilarating adventure set in 1930s Africa, from the best-selling author, Wilbur Smith.   'It was only then that Jake realised that he still carried a full bottle of Scrubbs Ammonia in his hand. The lion came bounding swiftly through the shallow stagnant pool towards him. Despite the wounds, it flowed with lithe and sinuous menace. It was so close that he could see each stuff white whisker in the curled upper lip and hear the rattle of air in its throat. He let it come on, for to turn and run was suicide. At the last moment he reared back like a baseball pitcher and hurled the bottle.'   Jake Barton is an American engineer, Gareth Swales a stylish Englishman with a nose for a quick deal. Both have always moved from one escapade to another. Now, as Mussolini prepares to annihilate the people of Ethiopia, the two adventurers come up against Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful but fiery reporter bent on espousing their cause.  Striking a bargain with a beleaguered Ethiopian prince, the trio dares to run gauntlet, guns and a batch of run-down armoured cars in a final, desperate gamble for freedom....

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Ben Onwukwe
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Pharaoh

6 ratings

Summary

An epic historical adventure set in ancient Egypt from the New York Times best-selling legend Stephen King has called the "best historical novelist". One of the world's best-selling authors, Wilbur Smith returns to ancient Egypt in a breathtaking epic that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world. Taita, the pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his pharaoh and keep safe all he loves. Filled with danger, passion, and a thrilling battle for power, Pharaoh will leave fans of George R. R. Martin, Bernard Cornwell, and Dan Brown rejoicing.

©2016 Wilbur Smith (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mike Grady
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Triumph of the Sun

5 ratings

Summary

Menace emanated from them as fiercely as the heat from the sun. Night and day, the drums never stopped, a constant reminder of the mortal threat that hung over them. She could hear them booming across the waters, like the heartbeat of the monster.   An unimaginable enemy will bring them together....  In the burning heat of the Sudanese sun, the city of Khartoum is under siege from the fearsome forces of the Mahdi, the charismatic leader of those who tire of the brutal Egyptian government. In Khartoum, along with thousands of innocent citizens, are trapped the fanatical General Charles Gordon, intrepid soldier Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, English trader Ryder Courtney and the British consul and his three beautiful daughters.   As rescue becomes increasingly unlikely, this group of Queen Victoria's loyal citizens must unite to prepare themselves against a nightmarish enemy, and for the savage battle to survive that must surely follow....  The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in a sweeping adventure.

©2005 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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The Diamond Hunters

5 ratings

Summary

Fortunes rise and fall in Wilbur Smith's tale of warring siblings and illegal diamond trading, The Diamond Hunters.  'The jet was a solid 18-inch column, a pillar of brown mud and yellow gravel and sea water that beat against the steel plates of the hull with a hollow drumming roar. In the few seconds since the explosion the cyclone was already half filled with a slimy shifting porridge that rushed from wall to wall with the movement of the ship. It was like some monstrous jellyfish which each second gathered weight and strength.' The Van Der Byl Diamond Company, willed by its founder to his son Benedict, his sister Tracey and their estranged foster brother Johnny Lance, turns out to be a bequest of hatred. For it is couched in such terms as to offer Benedict the instrument of destruction of his bitterest rival. 'Destroy Johnny' is the old man's implacable message. And so, consumed with envy for Johnny, Benedict sets out in ruthless pursuit of this goal - and Johnny is plunged into a maelstrom of greed, vengeance and murder.... 

©1970 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Ciaran Saward
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Shout at the Devil

5 ratings

Summary

Shout at the Devil is a tense adventure novel from master of the genre Wilbur Smith, set during the outbreak of the First World War.   'Now the seas were more awesome in their raging insanity. Each mountain of glassy grey rose high above the raft, shielding it for a few seconds from the whip of the wind, its crest blowing off like the plume of an Etruscan helmet, before it slid down, collapsing upon itself in the tumbling roar of breaking water.'  In German East Africa on the eve of the First World War, two freebooting adventurers - one a flamboyant Irish American, the other an impeccable young Englishman - pit their wits against the gross German Commissioner from whose territory they are making their living as game hunters and ivory poachers. But the outbreak of war gives the signal for their private skirmishing to flare into a relentless vendetta pursued with devastating violence by land and sea, so that what begins as a comic escapade gives way to chilling horror.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Tom Lawrence
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Hungry as the Sea

5 ratings

Summary

Hungry as the Sea is an enthralling story of revenge, adventure and romance from best-selling author Wilbur Smith.   'Nick went head down, finning desperately to catch the swirling body which tumbled like a leaf in high wind. He had a fleeting glimpse of Baker's face, contorted with terror and lack of breath, the glass visor of his helmet already swamping with icy water as the pressure spurted through the non-return valve. The Chief's headset microphone squealed once and then went dead as the water shorted it out.'   Robbed of his wife and ousted from his huge shipping empire, Nick Berg is hell-bent on vengeance. It is the sea which gives him his opportunity. When his arch-rival's luxury liner is trapped in the tempestuous Antarctic, Nick stakes all to pit his powerful salvage tug, the Warlock, in a desperate race against time and the elements.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Ric Jerrom
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Eternity

5 ratings

Summary

Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Greg Bear returns to the Earth of his acclaimed novel Eon, a world devastated by nuclear war. The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own. Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without. For physicist Konrad Korzenowski, murdered for creating The Way, and resurrected, is compelled by a faction determined to see it opened once more. And humankind will discover just how entirely they have underestimated their ancient adversaries.

©1988 Greg Bear (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Warlock

4 ratings

Summary

Even before he could move, the full realisation of what confronted him blazed in the Pharaoh's mind. This was the foul and loathsome thing that Taita, with his clairvoyant powers, had smelt in the air. The light was strong enough for him to make out every detail of the enemy he had loved as a friend.   The magic of the gods. The treachery of man.   In his long life, Taita has gone from slave to warlock, and now his wisdom and abilities are known throughout the kingdom. But even his immense skills cannot protect those close to him from the evil that lurks at the heart of Egypt: Lord Naja, self-proclaimed Regent until the Prince comes of age.   Taita must summon all of his formidable gifts to protect the true ruler, the young prince Nefer - grandson of Queen Lostris. As enemy forces join together to bring destruction to the whole land, it is no longer a matter of simple magic. To defeat the false Pharaohs, the gods and armies must share their powers with a mortal warlock.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Imagination Creates Reality

4 ratings

Summary

Your own wonderful human imagination is the actual creative power of God within you. It is your savior. If you were thirsty, water would be your savior. If you needed a job, employment would be your savior. Your imagination is the power to save you from whatever circumstances you now find yourself. You can experience your heart's desire through the use of your imagination. Nothing is impossible to your imagination. Your imagination is unlimited in what it can accomplish. If you can imagine something, you can achieve it.

©2015 Neville Goddard (P)2015 Majestic

Available on Audible
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Elephant Song

4 ratings

Summary

Who sings for the lost country?   Dr Daniel Armstrong, ecologist and documentary maker, has dedicated his life to protecting Africa's animals and rain forests. But when a gang of poachers murders his childhood friend, Chief Warden of the National Park, and steals the government-protected ivory stores, Daniel's quest of passion becomes one of revenge.  As he calls on his expert knowledge and insider connections to investigate who ordered the savage killing, he will discover much worse than simple murder. There is a greed and corruption devastating the country, a greed which views every person and animal as something to make the rich even richer. Can Daniel save the place he loves from such a powerful, destructive hand?   An action-packed adventure of the destruction brought about by greed, from global best seller Wilbur Smith.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Joe Jameson
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Eye of the Tiger

4 ratings

Summary

From best-selling novelist Wilbur Smith, The Eye of the Tiger is an exciting adventure set amongst the peaceful islands of the Indian Ocean, where a man's past returns to hunt him down. 'I was looking down, watching the shark come. It seemed to swell up in size as it rushed towards me. Every detail was burned into my mind in those frantic seconds. I saw the hog's snout with the two slotted nostrils, the golden eyes with the black pupils like arrowheads, the broad blue back from which stood the tall executioner's blade of the dorsal fin.' Harry Fletcher, a man with a chequered past, has reformed and is making an honest living as a charter skipper fishing for big game in the seductive waters of the Indian Ocean. Suddenly men from the world of violence Harry has put behind him overturn his good intentions, involving him in a hectic race to recover a fabulous treasure from an ancient wreck.

©1974 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Ben Onwukwe
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Gold Mine

3 ratings

Summary

In Gold Mine, an exciting adventure from Wilbur Smith, ambitious and hard-living mining expert Rod Ironsides knows that the general managership of the Sonder Ditch gold mine is the chance of a lifetime. But the price of unquestioning obedience to the coldly obsessive genius of Dr Manfred Steyner proves impossible to pay. Both men are but unwitting tools of powerful people - for whom the control of a gold mine is only part of a dangerous plan which includes the destruction of the very mine itself....

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Peter Noble
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Eagle in the Sky

3 ratings

Summary

The Syrian plane disintegrated, evaporating in a gush of silvery smoke, rent through with bright white lightning, and the ejecting pilot's body was blown clear of the fuselage. For an instant it was outlined ahead of David's screen, cruciform in shape with arms and legs thrown wide, the helmet still on the head, and the clothing ballooning in the rush of air. He chose this life. And it may cost him everything. From a young age it's clear that David Morgan is 'bird' - a natural pilot, most at home in the air. In the South African Air Force he receives plaudits beyond his years, and even his family begins to accept that David will do anything to stay away from the Morgan billion-dollar business and to keep flying instead. Following his dream and in pursuit of Debra, a beautiful young Israeli writer, David soon joins the Israeli Defence Force and finds himself caught up in the country's struggles. But when he pays a terrible price for his choices, will he be able to become the man he always hoped - or will he choose to disappear into the skies? An action-packed thriller from global best seller Wilbur Smith.

©1974 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Byron Mondahl
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dark of The Sun

2 ratings

Summary

The inner conflicts of a mismatched band of mercenaries threatens to derail an important mission in Wilbur Smith's dramatic adventure novel, The Dark of the Sun, set during the Congo Crisis.   'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds. Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the car, a burst of fire hit them from behind. The windscreen starred into a sheet of opaque diamond lacework, the dashboard clock exploded powdering Shermaine's hair with particles of glass, two bullets tore through the seat ripping out the stuffing like the entrails of a wounded animal.'   Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by the fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas and hostile tribes that roam the land. But there is another, even deadlier enemy - one of his own men.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Peter Noble
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Predator

1 rating

Summary

Former operative Major Hector Cross must face off against a pair of lethal enemies and prevent an international catastrophe in this gripping contemporary adventure-thriller - perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Ted Bell, and Vince Flynn - from the legendary worldwide best-selling author of Desert God and Golden Lion. One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies - warlords, pirates, and arms dealers - from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced - and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination. Cowritten with internationally best-selling author Tom Cain, this exciting tale, filled with knife-edge tension, cunning global intrigue, rip-roaring action, and breathtaking adventure, demonstrates the extraordinary vision and talent of a writer with a gift for consistently delivering nonstop entertainment.

©2016 Orion Mintaka (UK) Ltd (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ben Onwukwe
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Warriors Super Edition: Tigerheart's Shadow

Summary

An epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter’s number one nationally best-selling Warriors series! In this super edition, set during the events of A Vision of Shadows, one of ShadowClan’s most loyal warriors must go on a perilous quest - one that will take him and the ThunderClan warrior Dovewing to the heart of a dangerous territory unlike any they have seen before. Long one of the proudest warrior Clans, ShadowClan now faces an unprecedented period of darkness and uncertainty. Its deputy, Tigerheart, is determined to help his Clan survive. But a crossroads is fast approaching...and when their medicine cat has an ominous vision, Tigerheart discovers that the only way to save his Clan may be to leave it behind forever. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-best-selling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new listeners and dedicated fans alike.

©2017 Erin Hunter (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Thunderbolt

Summary

Second in a brand-new action-adventure series starring 14-year-old Jack Courtney - a hero to rival Alex Rider - from worldwide best-selling author Wilbur Smith. Jack and his friends, Amelia and Xander, are in Zanzibar diving for lost treasure to support Jack's mother's coral protection project. Going further than usual on their last day, their dive boat is lured into a trap and captured by Somali pirates. Determined that his mother shouldn't pay a ransom for their release, Jack won't give up his attempts to escape.   Transferred to a militia training camp for boy soldiers, the trio's only hope is the resourceful Somali boy called Mo who befriends them. Can they outwit the ruthless General Sir and his merciless troops in the second gripping adventure from the authors of Cloudburst?

©2020 Wilbur Smith (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

Narrator: Elliot Chapman
Author: Wilbur Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible