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The Burning Shore

The Courtney Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The deck bucked under her feet, and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed.  

Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger.  

One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. Soon after, Centaine finds herself alone and carrying Michael's child and must travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa.  

But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved - or left in greater danger than ever before.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Riveting storyline!

Loved it! Kept me enthralled the whole book and was disappointed when it ended. Can't wait for the next installment of this fantastic storyline!

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  • JDD
  • 13-02-2019

Excellent story in a great series.

Although lacking the personal connection I especially felt in the preceding books, this was a great story, that left me hanging a bit. Won't divulge why....

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  • Khonsu
  • 15-02-2019

A must for anyone who has read the Courtney books

This story is simply about the journey that Michael Courtney takes to meeting Centaine and then her journeys through life to the point of becoming a member of the Courtney family in Africa.

Sounds very succinct but the depth of story telling is true to Wilbur Smith's unique ability to master surroundings and the impact the world has on the individuals in the book and for the reader.

Excellent narration by Sean Barrett as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-2019

A Ripping Yarn......

In my opinion one of Wilbur's better works. Splendidly narrated to make it an absorbing and engaging story.

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  • sunshine
  • 18-01-2019

wow

This is the first of Wilbur Smith's books that I have listened to. Not once in 20 hours did it drag. Brilliant story telling and I always love listening to Sean Barrett's voice.

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  • Gordon
  • 22-03-2019

Superb. Smith and Barrett. What a pair.

Superb story wonderfully brought to life by the Barretts amazing ability. You can smell the heat and feel the emotion.

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  • Laulan
  • 26-02-2019

My favorite Courtney family novel

A fabulous tale of adventure full of anguish and joy another masterful Wilbur Smith African tale

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  • G. Walker
  • 21-02-2019

Top 5 Wilbur epics

Superb story read this a few times ,Awful narration. Can't keep up with the different narrator's for these 're released Wilbur epics. Wish they would do the early Courtney novel's