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The Burning Shore

The Courtney Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Series: Courtney, Book 4
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 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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  • 31-05-2019

Simply Brilliant!

I could not stop listening to this amazing story which was so obviously crafted by a master author & is narrated perfectly by Sean Barrett who’s gravely, camp fire voice is just perfect. Excellent work Mr Smith, you excelled yourself with this book. 👏👏👏

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A female heroine at last!

I Absolutely loved this book and it is my favourite Wilbur Smith book so far. This book was filled with adventure and I couldn’t stop listening to it. The main characters survival in the desert and her relationship with the couple she meets was incredible.

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Maureen Muggeridge

Maureen Muggeridge was a pregnant women that found the riches diamond mine in Australia, the Argyle mine. I loved the way the Southern African story is told and the insight into all racial groups points of view. I have been fortunate to have been
to all these parts of the Africa and they are described to perfection. I was born in Kitwe, Zambia( Northern Rhodesia) been to the army in South West Africa and lived most of my adult life in Natal, so well done to you Wilbur Smith.

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  • lou
  • 15-06-2019

Good

For me parts of this book were slow. However, being a Courtney fan this is a must read. it still deserves a 5 rating!

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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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  • Simon J
  • 08-09-2019

good

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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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  • Pam Ashton
  • 26-10-2019

Excellent story

Loved every second of this incredible journey and was sad when it ended, wanted to keep listening to find out what the next chapter would hold

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-2019

Great as always!

Another great story from Wilber Smith with super narration. The change in the main character is mind boggling, looking forward to the next book!

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  • Stephen
  • 13-08-2019

Genius

This was my second Wilbur Smith book and I must say I’m hooked. Totally believable characters and story lines, I can’t wait for the next story, but there are so many to choose from!

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  • Fittpar
  • 31-05-2019

Another great story

I love WilburSmith’s books and this is another to add to that list, very good story line, but what is important to an audible book is good narration and Sean Barrett is up there with the very best. He brings each character to life.

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  • B Gillingham
  • 09-05-2019

Courtneys have done it again

another book I found difficult to put down by wilber smith can't wait to read the neext book

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  • Ryan Crawford
  • 08-05-2019

awesome great reading with good all round inform<br />

great reading with good all round information
story was well paced and good history and details