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When the Lion Feeds

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    When the Lion Feeds

    I just finished reading Wilbur Smith's WHEN THE LION FEEDS and I am hungry for more adventures of the Courtney family. Smith's story is engaging and filled with action, drama, love and loss. I must say that while I didn't totally identify with the characters, I did feel for them. I hope that some characters play a more vital role in future installments. A great read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2000

    One of the Best Books Ever!

    This is the first of the three 'Courtney' novels. They are all Excellent! I highly recommend them. They are just great stories about the life of a family. They take place in Africa and it was really neat how you learn about the African people. I just can't describe in words how good these books are. Though, I will say, I have read a lot of Wilbur Smith's books and some of them can be very graphic at times. But these were pretty good, less graphic than some (which I personally preferred). I just can not say enough about them. I suggest reading them in order though because you get a better picture of the relationships.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Engrossing Read!

    This book totally captured my attention and my imagination. It is my first Wilbur Smith. I am now a devotee. I am usually drawn to a more feminine read but Smith puts so much detail alongside the violence that you are swept into the life of Sean. You are dragged along in his misfortunes and soar in his successes. The cover of my Nookcolor says to choose an author as you would a friend. I think Mr. Smith and I are going to be very good friends...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    In my top 10 list of books

    This story gathers you in with an insight into Natale in the late 1800's and keeps you hooked all the way through to a small Portuguese coastal town. The characters are developed well, the action is detailed and interesting, and the hardships faced by the Sean Courtney and his friends are equally off set by up beat humor and tales of riches. I highly recommend this book to those who favor history related themes. This book has been placed in my top ten list of books read in my life time. The ending makes your heart ache for the Mr. Courtney, but you will have to read to find out why.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2010

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    LOVED IT!

    My first Wilbur Smith and after this I will read all the rest he has great story I loved it!

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    Wilbur Smith spins a thrilling story about Africa.

    When the Lion Feeds will keep you interested from the first page to the last. Carefully look for clues of things to happen; I won't spill the beans. Great story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2001

    Par Excellence!!!

    How did u like Harry Potter? Try Wilbur Smith.I would suggest you start with 'When the Lion Feeds'.I must say you will have to rethink deciding who is better.Wilbur Smith is just amazing!!!

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    higly recomended

    I read the Courtney clan history at the time of it's original publication and both my wife and I found the stories well told and captivating. I'm re-reading them now twenty years or so later with just as much enjoyement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Qow Wow thaat T Wow what a book

    Awesome

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