War Cry : Courtney

  • by Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Courtney
  • 17 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The saga of the legendary Courtney family continues in this 14th installment in Wilbur Smith's best-selling series - the sequel to 2009's Assegai - a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great War's end to the dark days of World War II.
As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.
In the 1920s the continent of Africa is a dangerous place. As Leon attempts to navigate the murky political waters of this most exquisitely beautiful and wildest of lands, his daughter grows into an independent and headstrong young woman bound for a far different life in Britain, as a student at Oxford.
But over the course of more than two decades, spies, traitors, and adventurers will dog their every step. As the fitful years of peace lead to the outbreak of the Second World War - involving Africa once more - Leon and Saffron must fight for their survival...and that of their illustrious family.
Wilbur Smith masterfully captures the tensions that will spark a war across continents - and the uncertainty and hopes of a father and daughter caught in its grips - in this engrossing novel that delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that have made him a living legend.

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Ended too abruptly

I was expecting some kind of conclusion to this novel. The abrupt ending was a terrible let down. It was in very poor taste and uncharacteristic of Smith's style. I have come to understand that he has forfeited his current works to ghost writers and he simply puts his name on the cover. It was like the power went out in the theatre halfway through the movie. Very disappointing.
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- PrimeSuspect

Wilbur Smith does it again

A fine ,well written book.it continues the Courtney family and blends in with three other book seamlessly.Wilbur Smith is on of the all time great writers,storytellers and historians.
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- m.w.wood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2017
  • Publisher: HarperAudio