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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, 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.
© Wilbur Smith; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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By Dale on 09-17-07

A Sparrow Falls

Started listening to Audio Books again after a few years break. This was a good return. The story held my interest but failed to give the transportation quality of River God.

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By Teis on 06-10-16

intriguing

as always willbur smith is an intriguing journey into courageous battles and exciting adventures 5 stars

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By Chris on 08-22-16

An unfortunate disappointment.

A much shorter effort that speedily deals with major character arcs without the delicate and deeply thoughtful ways of the past books. A Swallow falls feels rushed and leaves you longing for more.

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By Banhamite on 05-03-16

Disappointed

I made the mistake of buying an abridged version, it didn't have the depth and enjoyment of his other full length books.

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By Hugh on 06-07-16

I wish it wasn't abridged

It is more than 40 years since I read the original book. It is amazing how much detail is forgotten in that time. This was like reading the book for the first time again. The story is thoroughly enjoyable. However, it is disappointing that the story was abridged. Whilst the overall plot is covered, abridgment tends to give the story a disjointed feel. Wilbur Smith is a classic writer and his descriptive language is the thing that makes his tales so enjoyable.

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By Trevor on 11-17-17

Story line is broken and hard to follow

I read this book in the printed form a long time ago and enjoyed it, what they have done with the ABRIDGED audio version is hopeless the story line jumps all over the place and has been butchered beyond any similarity to the original print version I feel sorry for Wilbur Smith a great writer to have this done to his material.

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