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When the Lion Feeds

The Courtneys, Book 1
Written by: Wilbur Smith
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
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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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  • Shelley Peterson
  • 2019-04-03

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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  • Gary Adler
  • 2019-05-06

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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  • Phillip Kuyler
  • 2019-09-14

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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  • Michael Milner
  • 2019-06-29

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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  • lou
  • 2019-04-17

Excellent!

I was so excited when I found Wilber Smith on audible. Great story, wonderful author, hard to put down. I highly recommend for pure entertainment!

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  • Jonathan Audin
  • 2019-04-03

Well written & reasearch takes me back to Africa.

takes me back to my own childhood growing up in Zimbabwe lot's of memories envoked

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-22

Audible books

love it, wish it would go on. So sad Catrina took her own life. enjoy these Audible books

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