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  • The Sound of Thunder

  • Courtney, Book 2
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (305 ratings)

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The Sound of Thunder

By: Wilbur Smith
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
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The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War. 

'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own - and now, again, they were pitted against each other....'

Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds, returns from the wilderness a rich man - until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves. A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld....

©1966 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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The Best Narrator Ever

just a wonderful series with a narrator the is second to none. Highly recommended this book to all ages.

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A Riveting Saga With History & Nation building.

A gripping account of what bygone times were like in the early days of a fledgling South African. One may say blood is thicker than water, but these were the people who formed the true foundation of a emerging country. Will it ever be a great nation again? Father against son ,Tribe against tribe ! Can they ever get their act together?

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Great Story

loved it kept you interested all the way through.Interested in what happens next..Dirk and Micheal

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Awesome adventure story

Great Adventure yarn that I enjoyed and couldn't stop listening. Easy to keep going with story line

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Sean Barrett’s narration

Great story told brilliantly I can’t wait to listen to book 3 it should be a fun ride

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Wilbur Smith has excelled!

A Fantastic Book! Absolutely fascinating! I just couldn't put it down! The story was enthralling & the narration was fabulous.

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Im into it

Starting "When the lion feeds" while on holiday in South Africa I was completely captured into the saga of Sean Courtney.
Sean Barrett is a magnificent narrator who inspired me to complete "the Sound of Thunder" and I can't wait to start this next chapter. What a tale!

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Another thrilling tale by a master story teller.

If action, murder and revenge are your thing, this is the book for you.

This book had me gripping the steering wheel from start to finish.

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Such a great story

Just love the Courtney series. I can't stop listening! I get so immersed in the story.

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Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Sean Barrett MAKES this so much better. His southern African accent makes the African based stories so much better!

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