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The Sound of Thunder

Courtney, Book 2
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Dan Griebling
  • 22-03-2019

Tremendous story, beautiful narration

This is by far my favorite series of historical fiction. The sweep, characters, and writing take me away to the Continent every time I listen.

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  • JDD
  • 06-02-2019

Huge book great series touched me deeply.

Although Wilbur Smith holds the pinnacle of my authors list, and this series is among my favorite, this book touched me most deeply. its typical in depth descriptions of era, characters and places paint a wonderful mental image, but it departure from flawless heros to a trouble family meant a great deal to me. It offers a portrayal of how complex life can be. It is a huge complex novel covering many years and characters, requiring me to read and listen several time... each being a joy.

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  • TanstaaflRik
  • 13-12-2018

Great story and great narration

Hard to stop listening. Absolutely loved it. The narrator is absolutely the best I’ve heard.

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  • Vivien Green
  • 03-12-2018

brilliant

as always Wilbur Smith just could not stop listening just loved the Horse race so dramatic







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  • Marg
  • 23-03-2019

Heart wrenching... I see you Mr Smith

During that time this was South Africa so cruel and yet so stunning. Not for the feint hearted but so powerful a story, I was able to bear the violence.

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  • 匿名
  • 13-03-2019

Great book by a great author!!

I would recommend this book as part of the Courtney series. Make sure to start from the first book in the series.

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  • backro981
  • 30-01-2019

Top Drawer

Lost count of how many times I’ve read this book and the others in the Courtney Trilogy, it’s a lot. Sean Barret’s narration is superb. Really brings it to life.

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  • B K Billsberry
  • 17-01-2019

Gripping from start to finish!

Excellent story taking you from the WW1 battlefields of France to the African Skeleton Coast and further. Adventure, romance and intrigue which had me in its grip from start to finish! Excellent read!!

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  • Daisymae
  • 05-01-2019

Courtney at his best!

A story which takes the listener through the Boer war, the slaughter on both sides across Southern Africa. The lives of the Courtney family with all it's secrets and personal hatreds. Wilbur Smith's powers of description make the whole book come alive. Sean Barrett is a wonderful narrator with his magical voice.

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  • Maureen Horseman
  • 23-12-2018

Action page turner .

Brilliant story , excllent narrator and a good length of audio book .
A little disconcerting at first as narrator has done other good books
with a horror element but never the less excellent once you are enveloped in story .