• Monsoon

  • Courtney 3, Book 2
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-02-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (49 ratings)

Summary

Action, romance, and adventure shape a family's destiny as they contest a prize beyond any of their dreams. It is the dawn of the 18th century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty Honourable East India Company suffers near-catastrophic losses from pirates on the high seas.
After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Henry Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage: a death or glory mission in the name of Empire and the Crown.
But Hal must also think about the fate of his four sons, who are all very different. But each will have a crucial part to play in shaping the family's destiny. Separated by the winds of hazard, adventure will rule their future, just as passion will forge their lives.
©Wilbur Smith; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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Critic reviews

"Once again the veteran author creates a masterful tale of action and suspense set on the high seas, arid deserts and steaming jungles....Clever plot twists and lavish historical detail attend the siblings' adventures as they battle pirates, slavers, assassins, their own government and each other." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 08-09-12

Absolute waste of money

There are few people in this world that enjoy Wilbur's books more than I but this is absolutely terrible.

"Abridged" should be replaced with "Chopped into three dozen pieces and you only get 1 of them to listen to"

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs E A Parry on 13-05-17

Ok

Really disappointed that so much was left out of this. The majority of Dorians life after abduction was missed! This adaptation is nothing like the original book!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mikey on 01-01-17

Abridged versions fall short

This is my favorite book which goes back to my childhood. The sense of adventure in new lands perfectly painted thrilled me to the core. Pirates on the high seas, a young man finding his way through fortune and misfortune. Unfortunately the stolen words unspoken by the narration leaves the tale empty and hollow.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By C Carter on 21-05-18

Monsoon

This is an abridged version of the original book, not bored as such in description therefore very disappointing.

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