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Summary

The Angels Weep is the third best-selling book in Wilbur Smith's Ballantyne Novels - an epic exploration into the dark past of colonial Africa.  

At the dawn of a new century, the pioneers of Rhodesia have staked their claims and stocked their farms in the land they have carved as their own. But in the hills, the Matabele indunas are preparing for the bloody rebellion which will scar the opponents for ever - and etch for them the same tragic legacy for generations to come.... 

The dramatic story of the Ballantynes concludes in The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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"Raw experience, grim realism, history and romance welded with mystery and the bewilderment of life itself." (Library Journal)

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Excellent book

The story is excellent and take me back to bygone days. It is such a Hugh pity that the narrator didn’t do his research and kept miss pronouncing African place names on the book. It’s a shame that effort is made for French words but not African words

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Love Wilbur Smith

I loved the book, and found it made me sad. I was born there and know that much of it is based on facts. The narration spoilt it for me as the pronunciation of many of the Afrikaans words grated! I found myself shouting out correcting many times the word ‘kopje’ which is pronounced like ‘copy’. Matopos has the stress on the second syllable, not the first, so this also irritated me since both these words are used many times throughout the book. Elliot Chapman reads with a very English accent which didn’t sound great and his attempts at the Afrikaans and native accents were poor. It does spoil an otherwise great book. I will be listening to the next book with gritted teeth!

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Another winner

Once again Wilbur Smith smashes it with a compelling story. It is part of a series but could quite easily be a stand alone book as there is a background given to each of the main characters. His descriptive style and the excellent performance by Elliot Chapman brings the whole thing to life.

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gripping and emotional

full of history details and a gripping read definitely recommended for all even if you know nothing about the location or the era

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  • 12-06-21

smith is the best

i love wilbur smith by far my favorite.. always a good story..almost read them all and listened to them all

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  • 08-02-21

Good story

As usual a great story. Narrator however does not know how to pronounce local words and names.