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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Superb narration

Tim Pigot-Smith's character voices are so good you can see the characters in your head. This was one of the very first audio books I bought, originally on tape, in the 1990s, and is one I have often used as a bench mark to judge others. So for me it has stood the test of time very well. The only small but annoying criticism I have is directed squarely at Audible. One very shoddy sound edit, when, I assume they changed the spools of tape when digitally remastering, and at the very end Mr Pigot-Smith can barely complete the final word of the story before we hear the very annoying, tinny american voice hoping we've enjoyed the recording.
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- film and theatre buff

In with a roar ...

My first trip into the world of Wilbur Smith - my husband has been reading him for years and I thought he was a writer for boys - how wrong I was. I devoured this book and have gone on to finish the first series and am now attacking the second series. I'm delighted to have a wish list full of this author and am thrilled to see how many more novels there are just waiting for me to dive into it. The Courtney novels are fabulous - love, intrigue, jealousy, family feuding, war, hope - plenty of substance to interest any reader.
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- Lesley

Book Details

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