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The sun went down behind the storm clouds, and stained them with its blood, then the rain fell upon the ship in torrents. Solid sheets of water hammered the wooden decks so hard that the din drowned the men's voices and blotted out their vision.  

They leave as brothers. They must return as men.  

Famed sailor Hal Courtney is now a man of land and family. But when the King orders him to sail to Madagascar and stop the pirates responsible for looting the finest trading ships of the East India Trading Company and bringing ruin to them all, Hal must travel with his three younger sons on a journey that will shape the young men forever.  

In this swashbuckling adventure of marauders and slave traders, love and treasure, the brothers will face duels, chases, betrayals and battles - and see their fates cast in ways they could never have imagined....  

A Courtney Series adventure - book two in the Birds of Prey trilogy.

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Sensational !

I strongly recommended this book, I could hardly put it down! Another sensational book from Wilbur Smith with the great Sean Barrett as narrator !

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  • Aaron J.
  • 06-11-2021

not a good book but an entertaining one

deeply flawed, one dimensional cliche characters that are razor thin, but still an adventurous page turner that provides a good bit of escape.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2021

Wow

Wilber Smith never disappoints! Yet another gripping novel in his prolific sagas. Great narration by Sean Barrett.

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  • Shirley
  • 18-08-2021

Another Masterpiece!

Never disappointing…. Only kept listening…could not stop !!! Filled with surprises and adventures always with full of descriptive words !

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  • sawyer barlow
  • 17-09-2020

Thrilling and incredible story telling

I have now read Birds Of Prey and Monsoon and both are equally thrilling and engaging. I will continue to listen to Wilbur Smiths books he does not disappoint

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  • Tim
  • 03-05-2020

narrator was so boring I couldn't finish

Narrator was so boring I couldn't finish. Not my style. I found the language too.... cumbersome? too something. Can't quite put my finger on it.

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  • peter
  • 22-03-2020

Not the best

In this novel there is more soap opera than in the others I have read. Usually Wilbur pulls you along with surprises and twists but in this one I became irritated by the plodding “and now this is going to happen next” plot stages and often jumped forward to miss the predictable and often depressing event’s

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  • Lindsey
  • 23-03-2021

Another seafaring epic

I am new to Wilbur Smith and was delighted to discover after reading Birds of Prey that it is part of a trilogy. Still a seafaring yarn with plenty of grip and intrigue as we as plenty of blood spilled in quite creative ways.
I feel I have a hole in my life now the book has come to an end. I miss the characters.
Will definitely be clicking for the 3rd book plus any others in between.
Well done Wilbur Smith. You have a new fan.

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  • MR MG BARRY
  • 17-03-2021

captivating from the very first word

This book draws you in from the off and is enthralling throughout, I loved it and can't wait to read the next edition of the Courtney family

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  • Jcs3
  • 20-12-2020

Epic

Wilbur Smith is a legend and this is arguably his best book, well read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-2020

A Story worth its time

As always an amazing adventure and brilliant writing. Narrated masterfully. Would definitely recommend to anyone that asks.

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  • Luke
  • 31-10-2021

A great big romp of a book!

I really enjoyed this. Wilbur Smith can spin a ripping yarn and no one can narrate it better than Sean Barrett. I will continue with this series, looking forward to it already.

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  • Paul Thompson
  • 16-10-2021

Allah Akbar !!

I so love ❤️ The Courtney adventures....make u laugh ,cry,cringe,weap and shout for joy ....and Sean Barrett is an excellent Narrator .....now onto the next adventure ....I've listened to almost all of the Courtney adventures ..but like Stephen King's Dark Tower Series I read them all higgledy piggelty.....but then went back and read them in order .....I sometimes do that ..but when u start to develop a real relationship with the characters of these books ...they become like your friends..... having an IPFJ personally I find that these relationships are better than the real thing ...or are more real to me than the real thing ....so much healthier ❤️‍🩹......anyway hope u enjoyed my post and be blessed everyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2021

a roller coaster.

loved it. very exciting story full of adventure and intrigue. Great characters and excellent narration.

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  • niall fallon
  • 17-07-2021

magnificent

another great and very well narrated. the Courtney's don't make it easy for themselves.

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  • paul G
  • 25-06-2021

excellent

Very enjoyable with a excellent grasp on history and weaving a compelling tale. time listening very well spent.

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  • Lee
  • 09-06-2021

Another Wilbur Smith classic

It's getting tough to pick my favourite from his collection. The narration from Sean Barrett is top notch, I find myself completely immersed in the stories. The only problem with these wonderful stories is that I'm ignoring my wife and kids and a divorce is probably looming as a result.

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