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  • Birds of Prey

  • Courtney 3, Book 1
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

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".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Dee on 18-04-2018

A Courtney Classic. Great narrative by M. Shaw.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-2015

mastifully narrated, you feel like you are a part of the crew. Ready to draw your cuttlefish and join the melee.