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Assegai

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war. It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth-but also danger. Leon is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients: Count Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist whose company builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. While spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach's beautiful and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg. On the eve of the World War, Leon stumbles on a plot by Count von Meerbach that could wipe out the British forces in Africa. He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva. Set amidst the tensions that will spark a war across continents, Assegai delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that has made Wilbur Smith an internationally bestselling author.

Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war. It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth-but also danger. Leon is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients: Count Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist whose company builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. While spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach's beautiful and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg. On the eve of the World War, Leon stumbles on a plot by Count von Meerbach that could wipe out the British forces in Africa. He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva. Set amidst the tensions that will spark a war across continents, Assegai delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that has made Wilbur Smith an internationally bestselling author.
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Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war. It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth-but also danger. Leon is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients: Count Otto von Meerbach, a German industrialist whose company builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. While spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach's beautiful and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg. On the eve of the World War, Leon stumbles on a plot by Count von Meerbach that could wipe out the British forces in Africa. He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva. Set amidst the tensions that will spark a war across continents, Assegai delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that has made Wilbur Smith an internationally bestselling author.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

17h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:27


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:07


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:51


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:32


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:30


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:22


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:41


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:42


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:40


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:34


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:31


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:15


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:42


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:21


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:11


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:29


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:09


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:40


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:26


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:03


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:20


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:59


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:54


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:44


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:51


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:22


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:53


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:04


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:25


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:48


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:08


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:07


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:57


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:40


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:56


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:50


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:49


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:01


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:26


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:58


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:09


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:50


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:48


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:17


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:53


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:49


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:42


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:24


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:24


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:27


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:38


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:30


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:57


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:14


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:00


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:05


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:53


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:19


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:52


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:47


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

01:31


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:31


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

01:30


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:11


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:21


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:24


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:03