Birds of Prey

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Martin Shaw
  • 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.

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Very disappointed

I've read this book before and thought I would work my way through all Wilbur Smith's audible books. However this audible book is missing half the story. Not sure if the narrator purposely skipped half the story or just got bored reading the story!
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- BrendonvZyl

good but

good story as always with Smith, the Courteney saga in another era, but abridged versions always seem to be lacking.
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- Adam Asprey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.