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Wilbur Smith continues the Courtney saga with an impassioned account of post-war South Africa. There are heroes and there are monsters. But most of us are ordinary mortals caught up in events too turbulent for any of us. Perhaps when the battle is over, all we will inherit are the ashes of a once beautiful land. It is 1952. Guided by the ruthless hands of Shasa Courtney and Centaine Malcolmess, the Courtney family empire has come to dominate the lives of white and black South African alike. But the winds of change are fanning fires of revolution. In the deadly quest of power, Shasa will be tested far beyond the battle of the boardroom, forced to betray his ideals for a misguided dream of national unity.
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These audiobooks from Macmillan UK offer abridged readings of some of the world's most popular authors. Handsomely packaged, they feature readings by eminent actors of the stage and screen, including James Fox, Martin Shaw, Tim Pigott-Smith and David Rintoul.From the Back Cover:
New York Times bestselling author Wilbur Smith unleashes his crowning epic with
The Passions of a Torn Land In the second half of the twentieth century, the future bears down on Africa―fueled by the sins of the past and the blood feuds of nations, tribes, and families. For the Courtney family, who have known this continent from the depths of its gold mines to the pinnacle of political power, a time of reckoning is at hand.
The Dawning of a New Age
Shasa Courtney has lived, fought and loved amongst Afrikaners, Englishmen, and natives. His mother is by his side but the rest of the world around him is exploding. Even his family harbors secrets more dangerous than his own worst enemies.
The Race Toward Revolution...
Now, a continent is convulsed. Streets teem with protestors. Desperate and devious men forge volatile alliances. And Shasa faces shocking revelations amongst traitors, fugitives, and heroes―leading a beloved country into the flames of civil war...
"Action is Smith's game, and he is a master."
―The Washington Post Book World
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Book Description Macmillan Digital Audio, 2008. Audio CD. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0230704301