Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith audiobook

Golden Lion: A Novel of Heroes in a Time of War

By Wilbur Smith  and Giles Kristian
Read by Sean Barrett

HarperCollins 9780062276469

The Courtney Family Series: Book 14

12.56 Hours 1
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In this sweeping adventure full of danger, action, and intrigue, the master who has been the model for bestselling authors such as Clive Cussler and Bernard Cornwell returns to his longest-running series, taking fans back to the very beginnings of the Courtney family saga. The son pirate and merchant Sir Frances Courtney, Henry “Hal” Courtney was raised at sea. When war broke out between the English and the Dutch empires, his father, fighting for the English crown, attacked a fleet of Dutch East India Company ships off the coast of Africa. That bravery was met with betrayal, and Sir Francis was executed. His heartbroken son witnessed his death and dedicated his young adulthood to avenging his father’s name. Now, twenty years of war have passed. It is 1784, and a truce has been made between the English and the Dutch, ending the long years of battle on the seas. Hal, too has changed. He has become the captain of his own ship, and is soon to become a father himself. Navigating his crew across the waves of danger, Hal sails his ship, the Golden Bough, from the slave markets of Zanzibar to the pirate-riddled waters of the Indian Ocean in search of fortune and treasure. But though the war is over, the final battle has not been won. Soon, Hal will learn that the more a man achieves, the more he has to lose. Bursting with swashbuckling action and thrilling adventure, this magnificent novel breathes new life into one of Wilbur Smith’s most beloved family sagas and confirms his status as our “best historical novelist” (Stephen King).

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Summary

Summary

In this sweeping adventure full of danger, action, and intrigue, the master who has been the model for bestselling authors such as Clive Cussler and Bernard Cornwell returns to his longest-running series, taking fans back to the very beginnings of the Courtney family saga.

The son pirate and merchant Sir Frances Courtney, Henry “Hal” Courtney was raised at sea. When war broke out between the English and the Dutch empires, his father, fighting for the English crown, attacked a fleet of Dutch East India Company ships off the coast of Africa. That bravery was met with betrayal, and Sir Francis was executed. His heartbroken son witnessed his death and dedicated his young adulthood to avenging his father’s name.

Now, twenty years of war have passed. It is 1784, and a truce has been made between the English and the Dutch, ending the long years of battle on the seas. Hal, too has changed. He has become the captain of his own ship, and is soon to become a father himself. Navigating his crew across the waves of danger, Hal sails his ship, the Golden Bough, from the slave markets of Zanzibar to the pirate-riddled waters of the Indian Ocean in search of fortune and treasure.

But though the war is over, the final battle has not been won. Soon, Hal will learn that the more a man achieves, the more he has to lose.

Bursting with swashbuckling action and thrilling adventure, this magnificent novel breathes new life into one of Wilbur Smith’s most beloved family sagas and confirms his status as our “best historical novelist” (Stephen King).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Piracy, derring-do, and romance…[with] fights at sea, fights on land, murders, and arson, with heroes captured, enslaved, and sold on the auction block.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Wilbur Smith

Author Bio: Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith (1933-2021) wrote When the Lion Feeds in 1964 and became a full-time writer. He completed fifty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages. He was born in Central Africa and was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University.

Author Bio: Giles Kristian

Author Bio: Giles Kristian

Giles Kristian is a historical fiction author and former singer-songwriter, model, and marketing copywriter. He wrote the bestselling Raven Viking trilogy and The Bleeding Land and Brothers’ Fury novel about the English Civil War.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English