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King of Kings

Written by: Wilbur Smith
Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
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Cairo, 1887. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancée, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. 

But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. 

Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. He is rescued by an old friend, who is now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to join the military efforts. Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade....

With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?

©2019 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • limey47570
  • 2019-04-30

Not his best

I have been reading Wilbur Smith for over 40 years he is the master of his work. He has taken me to the edge and beyond with his inspirational tales. This one is in my opinion not one if his best, it lacks the fire that was so prevalent in all his other magnificent books.

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  • Angad
  • 2019-07-31

Great

Great book I would love the listern to the entire series provided the parts of the actual book is not missing. like in the books I got in the bigning & waisted close to 30 credits.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-25

Just ok

Just ok not my favorite, thus far, I'm trying to get the same feelings I got from the Blue Horizon......

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  • davidhille
  • 2019-06-04

The story behind all the magic

I have read all of Wilbur Smiths novels, many more then once and some even three times over the 25 years that I have listened to books on tape, books on my iPod and now books on I phone. I truly enjoyed Wilburs story of his life and much of it was woven through many of his novels. I give five stars to Wilbur Smith, five stars to all his novels and five stars for the hundreds of hours of pure listening pleasure while working on my scaffold installing ceilings, driving on the road and walking on the trail.
God speed Wilbur.

David
Seattle

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  • Roger
  • 2019-04-26

Classic Wilbur Smith

So much of it was expected, nevertheless it was a very satisfying read.

Nice balance of coverage of cultures.

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  • JDD
  • 2019-04-21

Superb volume in an AWESOME series

While my love of Africa surely influences my fondness for the author and his writing, this volume is particularly treasured because it provides closure to many characters and events. Having read all of the series, I can think of no other author who touches me the was Smith has.