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What would have made Golden Lion better?
A less predictable plot and richer character development.
What could Wilbur Smith and Giles Kristian have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Is this really a Wilbur Smith novel? Who is Giles Kristian?
Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Barrett’s performances?
I'm not sure any narrator would have done much better, so, yes I'll try again.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
I found the story line flat and quite predictable and, unlike Smith's previous novels, particularly the Courtney series, Golden Lion's characters seem quite fuzzy and one-dimensional. Very disappointing. When will we get more of his older novels in unabridged audio?
This is one of Wilbur Smith's best. A fabulous tale of seafaring courage, with the usual assortment of rouges, fighting, incarceration, and escape. brilliant writing, excellent narration, and a thoroughly engaging listen. I have listened to many of smith's books, and find the abridged versions significantly lacking, and so with this unabridged version you get the full force of his work. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Good story and you could imagine you were there but violent and disturbing themes of slavery and hell bent revenge
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I have been a Wilbur Smith fan since the 1970s. I have read everything he has written. I was disappointed in this book. I don't know who Giles Kristian is but he certainly didn't help with this one.
Wilbur. I have loved your work over the last 50 years or so but this was not anywhere near your best.
The story was very predictable and not very plausible.