• Birds of Prey

  • Courtney 3, Book 1
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-01-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (18 ratings)

Regular price: $11.72

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Publisher's Summary

It is 1667, and the mighty naval war between the Dutch and the English still rages. Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel, are on patrol off southern Africa, lying in wait for a treasure-laden galleon of the Dutch East India Company that is returning from the Orient. They have a letter from Charles II sanctioning them to hunt down and capture enemy ships "beyond the line". So begins a dramatic quest for adventure and the spoils of war that sweeps the Courteneys from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and on to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north. It was a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death.
© Wilbur Smith; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-22-16

giving a review is a waste of time if it relies o

giving a review is a waste of time if it has to be a number of words

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-22-18

Awful

Should have listened to previous reviews. Story completely lost by abridgement. Don't waste your money

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1 out of 5 stars
By plasticman on 04-12-18

Rubbish audio version

I have read the book,this audio version has lots missing,total rubbish edition.This is from an avid Wilbur Smith fan.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Dee on 04-18-18

boring

An expensive disappointing and boring read with no flow or expected continuation to the story .

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1 out of 5 stars
By LizP on 09-15-16

Extremely abridged

Extremely abridged version of an excellent book, really disappointed as the whole story was compromised as it was difficult to follow the storyline.

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