adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $28.35

Buy for $28.35

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized by an unknown company. 

At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood.... 

A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.

©1977 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

What listeners say about A Sparrow Falls

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    261
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    239
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    231
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good but not great

This was not one of my favorite Wilbur Smith books. There was too much romance for me. I think Wilbur is better with action. Also, the protagonist Mark Anders was not a very compelling hero. I preferred the other books where Sean Courtney was the central character. All in all it was good but not great.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A good story

We were on the edge of our seats to find out what happened. A really good story. We really enjoyed it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

absolutely loved this story...good for the soul

the narrator was very good, I found his voice relaxing and easy to listen to.
the story always had me questioning what would happen next, and then surprise or shock me. Almost all of my emotions were felt reading this book. I found the dog fight scene very difficult to listen to and actually skipped it. But otherwise loved this book

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great listen

Absolutely loved the book, couldn't stop listening. Brilliantly narratored, he keeps you constantly engaged!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great sometimes unbelievable saga of suffering, death and ultimately redemption

The twists and turns outpace any other Wilbur Smith novel. Unforgettable, impressive, massive and soaring

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing

This is one of Wilbur Smith’s best. The story is captivating and the end amazing. Well worth reading or listening to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

Really enjoyed this book. Never a dull moment. Narrator really good, reading this in an amazing way.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a Sparrow falls / Wilbur Smith / Sean Barret

I have read all of the books written by Wilbur Smith, that on it's own tells a story. Since I have started procuring the Audible copies to enjoy them once more. This is the second copy narrated by Sean Barret, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and which complements the well written and researched book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another Wilbur Smith masterpiece

Wilbur Smith is an incredible author and Sean Barrett’s performance is second to none! Wilbur Smith’s ability to capture history within a novel is a piece of art! Loved the book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!

Wilbur Smith weaves a story like no one else. Great follow up in the Courtney series.l

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Vivien Green
  • Vivien Green
  • 12-12-18

brilliant. gripping to the end very well narrated. could not stop listening. just love the Courtney stories

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Trafalgar
  • Trafalgar
  • 09-27-20

terrific

perfect finish to the Courtney saga delivered with passion by a talented storyteller and brilliant reader

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for RJNS
  • RJNS
  • 12-17-18

Classic Wilbur Smith

Everything that we enjoy of Wilbur Smith. Historic Africa, red in tooth and claw. Heroes, wealth, adventure, War, love, and the most evil of adversaries.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MsdW-F
  • MsdW-F
  • 08-05-20

Yes... Good ending

Unrealistic but fantastic.... I was able to picture events... The read was awesome, His voice clear and dramatic. 5*

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J W FERRIS
  • J W FERRIS
  • 06-15-20

A sparrow falls

this was another great listen really enjoyed it can't wait to start book four and get hooked on that one

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for michae.franklin
  • michae.franklin
  • 08-25-19

A masterpiece!!

This is easily my favourite book. Some wonderful characters in an interwoven, marauding story line that is expertly delivered. Romance, tragedy, greed, power. The battle of human emotions and development. An unbelievably climatic ending. Brilliant!!!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-30-18

excellent final book to the Sean Courtney trilogy

a great round up to the preceding two books finalising the life of Sean Courtney.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mr L.
  • Mr L.
  • 05-11-22

A sparrow falls review

I really enjoyed this book and the narration was perfect. Wilbur Smith paints a Beautiful and expansive story in a way drawing you into the lives of the Courtney family. I really enjoyed every second of it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sam
  • Sam
  • 04-20-22

so damn good

this guys is my favourite author of all time. hands down an epic story teller

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ronnie Maxwell
  • Ronnie Maxwell
  • 04-13-22

Enjoyed listening instead of reading

Having read the books when 1st published, listening instead year's later proved an enjoyable experience

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-20

Third Edition well worth it!

Keep thinking it's hard to beat the last book, but he keeps the interest peaked! Hooked on this author!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-18-19

Good Ready and well narrated!

Loved every minute of the book. Struggled to stop listening. fantastic Narrator! Will recommend anytime.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Aleksandar
  • Aleksandar
  • 04-24-22

Powerful

Wow. This entire series so far has blown me away.
Smith is an incredible storyteller and I’m in awe so far.
Take yourself on an African journey.
Listen to this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mike edmiston
  • mike edmiston
  • 03-04-22

i think his best

I've read all of Wilbur Smith's books. They hooked me so much that i felt compelled to visit Africa for a year when i was 20 and had the best year of my life. Deep thanks for your inspiration

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Andrew Tully
  • Andrew Tully
  • 11-21-21

WWI and Natal Parks Board in all its glory

As always, this is exceptionally well narrated and a story that’s thrilling, tragic, stunning and full of love for nature, life, love & friendship … all laced with the horror of war, betrayal, murder and even PTSD.

A must read if you want to understand the Natal bush.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-21-21

Wilbur Smith is the David Attenborough of books!

Throughly enjoyed this book couldn’t put it down. Attention to detail second to none.
I enjoy all his books.
Thanks Wilbur!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Janique
  • Janique
  • 06-03-21

Thrilling at every turn.

Simply masterful! Sean Barrett is outstanding! Onto the next in the series, but first, I am grieving a little for the end of an era as the Courtney family saga takes a dramatic turn.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MasterDownUnder
  • MasterDownUnder
  • 01-05-21

Always a shame when you get to the end...!

Once again Sean Barrett absolutely smashes it! I can't imagine someone else reading one of these books, and it is a delight to hear each one read by this amazingly talented voice!
And now onto the next one!
I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who likes well read, well written stories. And hey, who doesn't like a bit of Sean Courtney?!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-20

great

absolutely loving the Courtney series wish I started them alot sooner. wish they brought movies out

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Calvin
  • Calvin
  • 08-22-19

Breathtaking

Twists and turns everywhere and the most remarkably vivid and poignant story. Unbelievably well narrated too.