• Birds of Prey

  • Courtney 3, Book 1
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-05-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (45 ratings)

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

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 12-04-18

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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1 out of 5 stars
By Geoffry Lee on 02-08-18

Not the complete book, or even close

Please don't waste your money or credit on this "book". It is an insanely abridged version with little to no relevance to the full book. Total garbage waste of credit! I had waited for this book to get released in audiobook, next time I'll make sure its not a quick hit to steal peoples money.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 22-02-16

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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