When the Lion Feeds

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"François, how many men up at the face?"
"Cave-in." François's voice was now hysterically shrill. "Cave-in."
He broke Sean's grip and raced away towards the lift station, the mud flying from his gumboots. His terror infected Sean and he ran a dozen paces after François before he stopped himself. For precious seconds he wavered with fear slithering round like a reptile in his stomach; go back to call the others and perhaps die with them or follow François and live. Into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. Fate, war, and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny, and love.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Crudely abridged

Too much is left out in the abridged version of this great novel. After introducing the villanous brother Bill, his role is never again brought up. Hal's death scene has nothing to do with the way Smith wrote it and the narration ends very suddenly leaving the listner dismayed by the many edited loose ends. Does not do Wilbur Smith's work justice.
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- R. McGrath

so so

very predictable. It is an easy listen but not much depth.
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.