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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

boring

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2018

An expensive disappointing and boring read with no flow or expected continuation to the story .

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  • Storms over Africa

  • By: Beverley Harper
  • Narrated by: Jerome Pride
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Desperate poachers are stalking the dwindling populations of Zimbabwe's great game parks. Ancient rivalries have ignited modern political ambitions and nothing is certain for those of the old Africa. But for Richard Dunn the stakes are even higher. Into his world comes the beautiful and compelling Steve Hayes, a woman struggling to guard her own dreadful secret. Richard has no choice: Face the consequences of the past and fight for the future. To lose now is to lose everything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dees Crit

  • By Dee on 15-04-2018

Dees Crit

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-2018

Quite enjoyable but the subject matter relating to Rhodesia and Zimbabwe is very flawed. Pity as this spoiled the story and unfortunately tainted those who fought in the Rhodesian Warfare.