Blue Horizon : Courtney

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Series: Courtney
  • 29 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the close of Wilbur Smith's best-selling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother, Dorian, battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh.
In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robber's Road". It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.
At heart a story of love and hatred, vengeance and greed, Blue Horizon is an utterly compelling adventure from one of the world's most celebrated novelists.


What the Critics Say

"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." (The Times)
"A master storyteller." (Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Good Long 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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- R. Johnson

Dependable read

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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- K. Sewell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-03-2013
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd