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Jim sprang back on to the truck of the violently rocking wagon and stared across at Manatasee. She saw him and pointed her assegai at his face. Then he saw the length of slow-match had been exposed across the last yard of trampled earth below the mound on which the queen stood. The swift flame shot along it, leaving the fuse blackened and twisted as it burned. Jim clenched his jaws and waited for the explosion.

A powerful enemy. A land of second chances.

Jim Courtney is protected by all the wealth and influence that his family's successful business, the Courtney Brothers Trading Company, can provide in the Dutch-owned colonies of South Africa.

Louisa Leuven is an orphaned young woman who escaped the plague only to be unjustly imprisoned and transported to the Cape. When a storm destroys her prison ship, Jim is her only hope of escape.

But Louisa and Jim have greater adventures in the African wilds ahead of them: they must flee from Dutch forces who seek not only to recapture their prisoner but also to hunt down and hang Jim Courtney - and punish the other member of the Courtney family, however they can.... 

©2020 Wilbur Smith (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Another Classic

Absolutely loved it
the narrator tripped on a few words but didn't impede the story.

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Narrated well

As always, only Wilbur Smith can write with such detail it created a vivid image of Africa… plus the narration is VERY well done 👍🏼

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one of my favorites

just don't know how he comes up with these stories. you can see a thread of repitition but simply put, I can't wait to get in the car and switch it on!

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Unstoppable listening

The last of the series and the climatic crescendos kept coming one after another. I listened at every possible moment, never wanting it to end!

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The first Wilbur Smith novel I read, still my fav!

This was the first Wilbur Smith novel I ever read, but soon became the first of many, and now with them all on Audible, I've been working my way chronologically through the Courtney novels... Next up is Ghost Fire... Bring it on. And Sean Barrett is to the Courtney books, as Marc Thompson is the Star Wars!

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  • Sandy
  • 22-02-2021

Another Super African Saga

Wilbur Smith is unsurpassed in the imagery of Africa, its people,animals and landscape. Drama and adventure travels from the Old World to the Dark continent. The book is long, but I did not want to put it down.

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  • James R. Peters
  • 09-01-2021

Amazing and breathtaking

One of Wilbur Smith’s best novels. Filled with adventure, action and intrigue. So well written and the characters are all so well portrayed. Could not stop listening. Learn about Africa during the 1700s, the Arabian wars and sailing the African coast.

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  • 15-06-2020

Blue Horizon

This is Wilbur st his best. This book is riveting. Filled with the entire extent of human emotions and well fleshed out characters. In the end you feel like you know and either love them or hate them. I think it's my best Wilbur so far. The performance is great with Sean Barrett taking us through it with such expertise you're carried away to another place. I recommend it highly for lovers of a good throbbing adventure story.

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  • Majog
  • 03-03-2020

Story was not bad but performance was

This was a typical Wilbur Smith book. The story was longer than a needed to be in order to capture the views and experiences of "all" the characters during any singular event. Even as long as it was it flowed well and was exciting enough. What I really did not like was the narrator. He had a gruff old man's voice and when he tried to do a woman's voice or young man's it just did not work for me. There are so many good South African narrators that I found strange that they used someone with this tonal quality when so much of the story was from a younger man's point of view.

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  • Marg
  • 11-12-2020

all I've ever needed....

any writer and narrator that can weave,hypnotise, create....and for so long ...is all I ask from my books! simply perfect thank you Wilbur and Shawn

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  • 09-11-2020

Another great addition to the saga.

Kept me listening from the get go. Wonderful adventure and written beautifully as always. I would have liked Zama to be a bigger part of the story as Aboli was, but still enjoyed it thoroughly. Sean Barrett also did a great job narrating as always.

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  • Jane Davis
  • 05-11-2021

Exciting story

Will the Courtneys never stop making foes then hinting them down across swathes of Africa, described in beautiful detail?
I loved this story and can’t wait to start the next in chronological order.

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  • madeleine
  • 07-10-2021

Riveting

Took its time to catch me but since it did I have been enthralled. I hate bloodthirsty books but this had me enchanted.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-2021

Nail biting stuff.

I loved it. couldn't put it down. an absolute roller coaster ride spanning many adventures and interesting characters.

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  • cn smallwoods
  • 30-08-2021

Best one in Courtney series

I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this book. Wonderful story lines and characters brought to life by Sean Barrett a master story teller.

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  • Trafalgar
  • 22-08-2021

Terrific adventure story

terrific adventure story with full blooded characters and stirring action.. Blue Horizon combines all the best elements of a Wilbur Smith yarn. Not his best but perfect for passing long journeys and brilliantly read.

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  • Clatters
  • 07-07-2021

Tremendous

what a great story teller but possibly a little predictable at times. can't wait for the sequel?

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  • rcslatter
  • 25-05-2020

Great yarn

Well written - with Smith you know what to expect and I was not disappointed.

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