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So many lives woven expertly into one story. I enjoyed the way the pace changed throughout the book. The narrator performed, the different character voices, to perfection. A very long fantastic listen, you definitely get your credit’s worth.
A wonderful expansive tale, with many twists and adventures of the Courtney clan of the 1730's. A must listen.
I normally listen to books on an ipod in my car, shortish bursts of 35 to 40 minutes at a time. Not this book, it grabbed me so completely I spent most of two days listening and was really quite sad when it ended. Good standard Wilbur Smith, lots of thud and blunder, great descriptions (especially the plague) and at times a real tear jerker. TPS a star reader who managed the various accents convincingly and kept the tale rollicking along.
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What made the experience of listening to Blue Horizon the most enjoyable?
Moves along at a fairly cracking pace, the good guys always win.
If you’ve listened to books by Wilbur Smith before, how does this one compare?
They don't vary a lot in quality or style. If you like Wilbur Smith, you will like this one also.
What about Tim Pigott-Smith’s performance did you like?
Brillant reader. What an amazing number of accent he can do, and switch between them in an instant where the dialogue calls for it. I take my hat off to the guy for his infinite energy and stoicism. Kept up the pace and the tension throughout.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not really emotionally moving, This is high fantasy, so can't really give it a serious emotional response. It did make me laugh though, sometimes because of its sheer predictability. Also the reader's perfect pitch made it extra funny.
Any additional comments?
It is a very long listen, containing many different stories within it. I would never have read it in book form, as it would be too big an investment in time, and it is not literarily challenging, but as an audiobook whilst performing other tasks, it was perfect.
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An excellent chase across the wilds of southern Africa never to be forgotten. Damn fine story!!
loved it, have read the book myself but a great way to hear it at work