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A Sparrow Falls

Courtney, Book 3
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Series: Courtney, Book 3
Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized by an unknown company. 

At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood.... 

A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.

©1977 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Good Ready and well narrated!

Loved every minute of the book. Struggled to stop listening. fantastic Narrator! Will recommend anytime.

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Breathtaking

Twists and turns everywhere and the most remarkably vivid and poignant story. Unbelievably well narrated too.

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  • 27-05-2019

Awesome read!

Make sure you start this series at the beginning with ‘When the lion Feeds’. It’s a classic series. 😉

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A fantastic book!

Just loved this book. It was hard to put it down! The narrator is Outstanding!

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An African thriller

A fantastic story of a man's power and greed set on background of war, civil unrest and the early days of the Union of South Africa.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-2020

Another Wilbur Smith masterpiece

Wilbur Smith is an incredible author and Sean Barrett’s performance is second to none! Wilbur Smith’s ability to capture history within a novel is a piece of art! Loved the book!

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  • lou
  • 24-05-2019

Excellent!

Wilbur Smith weaves a story like no one else. Great follow up in the Courtney series.l

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  • Dan Griebling
  • 14-04-2019

Amazing series, beautiful chapter in the story.

This is by far my favorite historical fiction. My favorite books in my favorite genre...

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  • Cole Palfreyman
  • 18-03-2019

Book 3 did not disappoint!

Another great book by Wilbur Smith! Sean Barritts' performance was (as with the last 2 books in the series) absolutely incredible!

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  • JDD
  • 22-02-2019

Great series goid story

Wilbur Smith paints vivid pictures throughout Africa, sharing stories of the Courtney family. This story focuses on Sean's family and the tragedy of broken families... how important it is to forgive and forget. The story is quite involved, with many characters, places and time. it is a little disjointed and leaves some strings untied. But descriptions of Africa are beautifully written as is the love for adventure. A little to much sex for me... rather have more lions.

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  • m.w.wood
  • 21-02-2019

Wilbur Smith is a master storyteller!!

This is one of my favorite books.i began reading Mr. Smith’s book as youngster ,and have read all of his books I can find. This book is everything a person could hope for not only as a great read, but as life well lived.Five books stand in high regards among my books,all written by Mr. Smith.The first is the book that started it all,When the Lion Feeds, a Sparrow Falls,Men of Men,River god, and Desert god. All his books a great reads and the stories are spellbinding. The tales of the Courtney’s and Ballentyne’s and that of Ancient Egypt have passionate love ,betrayal, goodness and hope and the great evil one human can do to another in settings and circumstances that have the reader or listener hooked to see what happens next. I hope others find the many happy hours that your swept way in the lives and stories as I was/am. By the way, if Mr.Smith reads this I’d really like to meet you.M.W.Wood Stafford Virginia

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  • Allan H. Langille
  • 12-02-2019

Wilbur Smith at his very best!!!

What a trilogy!!! This, the concluding book, has set an extremely high bar for historical fiction peers to attempt to replicate.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-2019

Great Listen

This unabridged book is excellent. Stay away from anything with abridgement. I look forward to Wilbur Smiths books becoming available unabridged. I've read them all, now I want to listen to them. They are great!

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  • RJNS
  • 17-12-2018

Classic Wilbur Smith

Everything that we enjoy of Wilbur Smith. Historic Africa, red in tooth and claw. Heroes, wealth, adventure, War, love, and the most evil of adversaries.

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  • Vivien Green
  • 12-12-2018

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brilliant. gripping to the end very well narrated. could not stop listening. just love the Courtney stories

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2018

excellent final book to the Sean Courtney trilogy

a great round up to the preceding two books finalising the life of Sean Courtney.

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  • Iona Drummond Moray
  • 11-02-2020

BRILLIANT

From the minute Sean Barrett with his velvet tones started, I was completely captivated. Wilbur Smith is a genious and one of the most brilliant writers of our time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2020

Brilliant

I was so involved with the characters . I cou!d not wait to hear what else was going to happen. Really good narrator. I am a total fan .

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  • Chris Maguire
  • 28-11-2019

A masterpiece from Wilbur Smith

The third in the Courtney series 'A Sparrow Falls' is a masterpiece and the quality of the writing is matched only by Sean Barrett's brilliant narration. The finale was a tour de force.

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  • Sea Kayaker
  • 23-10-2019

Wonderful!

Accurate and beautiful descriptions of one of then most beautiful countries in the world. That local knowledge really comes through with a riveting story line. Recommended.

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  • michae.franklin
  • 25-08-2019

A masterpiece!!

This is easily my favourite book. Some wonderful characters in an interwoven, marauding story line that is expertly delivered. Romance, tragedy, greed, power. The battle of human emotions and development. An unbelievably climatic ending. Brilliant!!!

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  • Ash
  • 18-08-2019

Incredible romantic and vicious. Awestruck

I feel blessed to have had Sean Barrett all to myself for the last 21 hours while he delivers such powerful narrative and emotion.

This story had me blubbing like a baby more than half a dozen times.

I am in awe.

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  • Mr C.
  • 19-07-2019

Wow!!! What a book

A detailed comprehensive storyline, sometimes sad sometimes uplifting, what a book, what a writer. Thanks