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  • Men of Men

  • The Ballantyne Series, Book 2
  • Written by: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following on from the events begun in A Falcon Flies, Men of Men continues Wilbur Smith's epic story of the Ballantynes.  

It is the age of empire, of blood and conquest, of boundless excitement and possibility. Striding in the footsteps of the pioneers is Zouga Ballantyne. His dream begins in the danger and drudgery of the diamond pits and ends up on the rich grasslands of Matabeleland - but not before a king and a proud warrior nation have paid the price of history.... 

Men of Men is followed by The Angels Weep and The Leopard Hunts in the Darkness.

©1981 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Enlightening Story

This is the second book about how the African country was conquered by the white men.
It is hard to hear how their land was taken from them and very sad in places.
The writing is so detailed it takes a lot of time to read and inwardly digest the truth of what happened to the African people.
The reader does a fine job of reading what is a difficult subject.

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  • Don Feidner
  • 2022-08-27

Interesting Story good narration

Absolutely fascinating story with many interesting facts about the African way of life. agreed Entertainment from beginning to end

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  • Manford Reed
  • 2022-07-25

writing at its best

MEN OF MEN
IS HISTROCIAL FICTION AT IT'S BEST AND WILBUR SMITH IS THE BEST.
GOD AND PEACE BE WITH HIM

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  • Louise H.
  • 2021-11-06

A great story!

Really enjoyed the book; just a pity the narrator didn’t pronounce places and names correctly. Still a great listen though.

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  • laowsmith
  • 2021-09-27

Great book, ruined by the narrators accent

It's beyond me how one can take a historical epic like this, from an author of this stature, and ruin it by using a narrator who has no idea how to pronounce historical names and places.

What's more, his attempt at African accents is just laughable, it sounds nothing like an African accent

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  • Rancher
  • 2020-10-05

Africa's early history with the English

This historical fiction teaches as it entertains us. The stories cause us to remember many characters and should you find yourself having to take too much time between your listening sessions, you may have some issues with which character is doing what and why. Read three of Wilber's books so far, but need a break. Cheers, Ken

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  • JDD
  • 2019-04-11

awesome book

This is a fantastically and beautifully sad stories vcvvvv depicting the ravage of Africa and it's people. one of the best is a wonderful series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-15

Epic Continuation

After waiting so long to have English translated audiobooks from Wilbur Smith having listened to this almost straight thru I can't wait to start the next. Wilbur Smith has always been a favorite of mine and armed with the knowledge of unabridged versions now being released I can't wait for the next issuing pre-ordered copies as soon as they are available. Worthy of many listeners for historical reference and spellbinding tales alike there's something for everyone in this series!