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    It is the 1870s, and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on the horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.... 

    When the Lion Feeds is the best-selling novel that launched Wilbur Smith's stellar career and the first in the riveting saga of the Courtney brothers.

    ©1964 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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    • SAM
    • 03/04/2019

    What did you do with John Lee?

    I bought this book and Book 2 narrated by John Lee. Later I went back to relisten and the books were removed. A message came up and said, "Ah Shucks, this book is no longer available narrated by John Lee".I complained and they gave me 2 credits so I could rebuy the books but they are narrated by Sean Barrett who is ok but he's not John Lee. I am upset because John Lee and Wilbur Smith are my favorite narrators and authors. I'm sooooo disappointed!!!! I have a huge library so as a good customer but any customer should get what they buy! I want John Lee as the narrator and wish all Wilbur Smith books were narrated by John Lee!!!! He is perfect for his books.
    I wonder what other books I've bought have been removed from my library without my knowledge!

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    • Phillip Kuyler
    • 14/09/2019

    A book for men

    This is a very accurate depiction of the dangers, triumphs, perils and scars that frontier life leaves you with.

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    • Gary Adler
    • 06/05/2019

    Appalling narration

    I couldn’t finish the book as the narration was so appalling. Why did they not get a person who knows the accents of Afrikaaners and Zulu speaking South Africans? It was embarrassing and did this good story no justice. Further, his imitation of female voices was just plain shocking. Was really looking forward to listening to the series but will definitely not purchase any more Wilbur Smith Courtney sagas.

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    • Michele Haines
    • 12/12/2019

    WONDERFUL

    If you haven’t read Wilbur Smith YOU NEED TO! I am so sad because I have now finished all of his series along with all but one of his novels. I’m saving that for an up coming road trip with my husband.
    Mr. Smiths writing style is so very extraordinary, vivid, alive, I feel like I am a character in one of his stories his novels are so easy to melt into. I feel as though I can, smell the air, taste the salt of the sea, feel the stinging heat of the desert, touch the minerals and rocks, hike through the jungles, go on Safari, feel the splashing rain, smell the mineral iron smell of blood, ride a horse....I JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS HOW FABULOUS THESE NOVELS & SERIES ARE!
    ***THANK YOU Wilber Smith for sharing your stories with the world, I for one am richer for it.

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    • Loren
    • 21/04/2020

    This is a difficult book to rate.

    It’s hard to score this book. On one hand it is masterfully written and read with perfection. On the other hand it is a miserable story about a miserable family. I intended to give up on this book several times as the story descended farther and farther into misery, but it was so well done that I stuck with it to the end.

    I listen to books for entertainment, or sometimes for an education, but I’m not interested in stories about how bad someone’s life is or about the bad decisions that person makes along the way. Not only did this book seem to move from one tragedy to the next, but it ended on a really pessimistic note. I say it ended, but actually the story just stopped; it didn’t really have an ending. I have no desire to listen to the next two books in this series which I intend to return, let alone the other 15 beyond those.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 19/02/2021

    I loved it

    this is a great book. Wilbur Smith sure can tell a story. I can't wait to read the next book.

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    • Maturin
    • 02/05/2020

    Hasn’t Worn Well

    Main characters Sean and Duff were both selfish, violent and greedy people, unworthy of respect despite the author’s clumsy attempts to portray them as heroes. The racist and anti-Semitic attitudes on show here make reading this painful.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 19/03/2020

    gotta love the Courtney series

    I had read the book maybe 7 or 8 years ago.the audiobook was very good very enjoyable the performance was excellent the accents of the narrator I very much enjoyed

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    • pieter
    • 25/10/2019

    Gripping tale

    With roots of the toughtness that one could only experience in Africa. Romance, Drama and well researched stories. Enjoyed this book

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    • Michael Milner
    • 29/06/2019

    Misses the mark

    Wilbur smith writes such amazing books. Sadly, not this one. Don't want to give anything away...... but the ending..... Ughhh 😥

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    • Faffie
    • 19/01/2019

    Amazing!!!

    I loved it!!! The narrator was great and as always, Wilbur Smith's books never disappoint!