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Blue Horizon (CD)

Wilbur Smith; Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

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This is Wilbur Smith's latest in the Courtney series, following on from bestseller Monsoon. Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian have settled in South Africa and are trading around the Cape of Good Hope. When Tom's impetuous son Jim approaches a slave ship to sell them his catch of fish, he is captivated by one of the women slaves, Louisa, who although emaciated and exhausted has an ethereal beauty and presence. Louisa was thrown into chains in Holland and her short life has been tempestuous; she survived plague and rape and has suffered enormously, yet she still wants to live. When the ship founders, Jim, against all the odds, dramatically rescues her, bringing down the wrath of Colonel Kelsey of the ruling VOC cavalry regiment. Both the colonel and his demonic tracker Zhia are determined to catch Jim and Louisa, and the Colonel swears he will have them swinging on the gibbet for his humiliation. A subplot emerges when Dorian, who is the adopted son of a Caliph and heir to the Elephant Throne of Oman, involves his family in avenging the murders of his wife and adoptive father. Set in the turbulent and hazardous days of the early 18th century, this is a swashbuckling, fast-paced adventure story, with evocative descriptions of the beauty and barbaric cruelty of life on the Robber's Way, the infamous road through the wilderness from which no man has ever returned. There is something for everyone in this exciting book. Wilbur Smith's tale of love and vengeance describes nature in the raw, and is utterly compelling, sweeping the reader along from one breathtaking scene to the next, from battles with fierce, warlike tribes to encounters with elephants and other wild animals and tremendous descriptions of the beauty of the country. A cracking read. (Kirkus UK)
From the No 1 bestseller author, a new Courtney novel, set on the Southern tip of Africa At the close of Wilbur Smith's bestselling MONSOON, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh. In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous 'Robber's Road'. It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals. At heart a story of love and hatred, vengeance and greed, BLUE HORIZON is an utterly compelling adventure from one of the world's most celebrated novelists.

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Imprint: Macmillan Audio
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2004
Authors: Wilbur Smith
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Dimensions: 125 x 142 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD
Disks: 6
Running time: 360 minutes
ISBN-13: 978-1-4050-3418-0
Barcode: 9781405034180
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller
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LSN: 1-4050-3418-1

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