Sean Courteney sta lasciando la foresta dopo quattro anni di caccia agli elefanti; ha con sé un carico d'avorio, tante incertezze e suo figlio Dirk, cresciuto alla scuola della savana. In città, Sean trova la guerra, tra Inglesi e Boeri, ma ritrova anche l'adorazione della madre e il rancore del fratello, antiche amicizie e odi implacabili, denaro, successo e il difficile amore di Ruth. Sean deve combattere su tutti i fronti per difendere la sua vita, i suoi sentimenti e i suoi averi, sul campo di battaglia come nell'ambiente degli affari, dalle insidie di un mondo avverso, troppo stretto per un grande cacciatore libero e solitario.
- ISBN: 8830400572
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 392
This book came out in 1966, was the author's third to be published, and the second to deal with the Courtney brothers Sean and Garrick. Although once again Sean takes over the story, Garrick is still involved here and there, usually with evil thoughts and actions towards Sean. We find Sean out in the Leggi tutto
Continuing the journey through Smith's Courtney series is a highly educational and entertaining undertaking. With the focus still strongly on Sean, the story opens as the lead-up to the Second Boer War is imminent. Sean struggles to raise his son without a wife and, in true late-nineteenth century f Leggi tutto
The Sound of Thunder is a slight departure from the previous book. This book is more of human drama than an expansive African adventure. The book picks up about four years after the ending of the previous book. Sean is a single parent (well sort of) of an infant son while he is out on the veld shoot Leggi tutto
The follow-up to Smith's first book, WHEN THE LION FEEDS, is a continuation of the same story following the cliffhanger that the first novel ended upon. We learn more about Sean Courtney's life at Ladyburgh, his experiences in the 2nd Boer War and finally the next Courtney generation, i.e. his childr Leggi tutto
I'm reading some books about South Africa or by South African authors in preparation for a trip. So I gave Wilbur Smith a shot... Yeesh. It's amazing how... primitive this book felt. So old-fashioned in the writing style and outlook. The main character is Sean Courtney. In the beginning of the book h Leggi tutto
Read By: John Cartwright Duration: 15:13 Description: The game was war. The prize was a land. The penalty for defeat was death. A vibrant tale of war; of love and hatred between brothers, friends, father and son, and man and woman. The commanding figure of Sean Courtney, develops from the headstrong Leggi tutto
I could not put this book down. The first book in this series, When the Lion Feeds, was an instant favorite for me. This book made me fall in love with the Courtney's at an entirely new level. Every emotion represented so clearly through a family I became so connected to.
3.5 Satisfactory adventure story and family saga - well told, no beatifying frills - negative: the characters too two-dimensional to sympathize or empathize with. While listening to this (on Youtube) I kept thinking of East of Eden, and wondering what made that book so much more riveting - and the a Leggi tutto
Once again we follow the Courtney brothers as they work they way through life, Sean especially as he tries to regain his fortune before finding himself back in the army and trying to keep some semblance of himself, for better or worse. Garrick makes less of an appearance until arriving a little afte Leggi tutto
Another good story from Smith. Fairly similar to the last one except that this had a lot more warfare and a lot less adventuring. I think for this reason I preferred When the Lion Feeds to Sound of Thunder. I also found the main love story here a bit silly and unbelievable. Still, overall it was wri Leggi tutto
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