South African author Wilbur Addison Smith was born on January 9, 1933 in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He is best-selling author of adventure novels. Most of his novels are set in South Africa. Smith was a journalist writing on the social topics. However his father insisted on taking “a serious job” and Smith became a tax accountant. He didn’t give up writing. His debut novel When the Lion Feeds was published in 1964. That was his debut success and it encouraged him to keep on writing. Since that time he wrote several series – The Ballantyne series, the Courtney series, the Egyptian series and other novels. Several of Smith’s novels were adapted for films and television: The Dark of the Sun, Shout at the Devil, Gold Mine, The Burning Shore and others. You can download audiobooks by Wilbur Smith in mp3 from our site.