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Shasa closed his mouth slowly. The very foundations of his political beliefs and principles were shaken and the walls cracked through. They had led him up into a high place and shown him the prize that was his for the taking.  

The future of a country. The end of a family. 

Shasa Courtney, heir to the Courtney fortunes, dreams only of uniting his divided, beloved country. Against all his principles, he allows his half brother Manfred to persuade him to join South Africa's right-wing National Party, hoping to moderate from within their dangerous policies of apartheid.  

But Shasa's wife is working against everything he's working for while Manfred has deadly secrets he cannot afford to be revealed, either to his family or the public who are on the brink of war. In the terrible struggle for the future of South Africa, the Courtney family will be torn apart - and many will have to pay a terrible price....

A Courtney Series adventure - book 3 in the Burning Shore sequence.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Oladele O. Olusanya
  • 2021-04-09

Great book to understand South Africa

I have read all the Courtney books by Wilbur Smith. Of course, the first “When the lion feeds” is the best, followed by “Power of the sword” and now “Rage” the biggest and most controversial. Rage is realistic, tough, sad and revealing - the ability of sane men to do truly evil things to their fellow humans while preserving their own “freedom.” It is a book that will make you think long after you came to the last chapter. All the characters are riveting and believable.

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  • R G Hart
  • 2021-07-22

Extremely poor pronunciation

As a fully bilingual listener I find I grating each time Sean Barrett attempts an Afrikaans name or word. His pronunciation does not vaguely resemble the vernacular. What happened to phonetics?

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  • Daniel Manget
  • 2020-06-26

Characters are all too screwed up to enjoy

I love Wilbur Smith. I’ve listened to almost every one of his recorded books. He always does a good job making characters complex. Not all good, not all bad. This time it didn’t work. I couldn’t finish it. The racism and sexism and all-around disturbed characters is too much and overshadows the historical importance of the Apartheid struggle. I know that it was a dark time in history but he chose to add gas to that fire.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-02

Rage

I first read Rage years ago and now have heard the story. It is a very good book, well written and the narrator is amazing. He brought the story to life for me. Having read all the Courtney series I feel like I am surfacing from an adventure far away and that I know all those characters intimately. Great story telling. Wilbur Smith at his best. Highly recommended.

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  • lou
  • 2019-06-25

Excellent.

The Courtney series is a wonderful read/listen. I definitely recommend all six books and hope a 7th book will be coming in the future. Thank you Mr Smith.