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by | Read by Simon Vance

Historical Fiction • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Simon Vance does it all in Wilbur Smith's latest African adventure. Set in 1913, on the cusp of WWI, the story is filled with sexism, racism, and classism. Vance deftly becomes a Masai warrior; a powerful medicine woman; a German princess with a penchant for pain; a German industrialist hatching a conspiracy; and our hero, ex-soldier and great white hunter Leon Courtney. The first part of the novel is pure adventure—from Courtney's heroic rescue of his friend to his forays into hunting, including an exciting safari with Teddy Roosevelt. But elephants and lions are not the only game in town. Vance ramps up the tension as Germany's growing interest in East Africa becomes more dangerous, and Courtney must single-handedly foil a plot by disgruntled Boers. Great listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0676-3 $49.95 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2009

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6412-0 $115.95 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6473-1 $84.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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