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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN:
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In the heart of the African jungle, Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band, with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerillas, and hostile tribes. But there is another, even deadlier enemy: one of his own men. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 10/14/2013

    " Set in the Belgian Congo in 1960s, it had more of an impact than his more historical novels. Perhaps because the events were in my lifetime, I found some of the scenes quite upsetting - I will have to look out for the film version! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jinesh | 8/9/2013

    " another entertainer from smith "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Manuela | 3/12/2013

    " Poco coinvolgente, banale e ripetitivo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/16/2012

    " I've enjoyed all of Wilbur Smith's books. This one was one of his first written 45 years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 4/4/2012

    " Old fashion adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl Timms | 12/27/2011

    " Pretty good boy's own adventure yarn from the master of those types of books. Details are vague as I read it many years ago but remember enjoying it at the time though not the staying power of other Smith works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 10/12/2011

    " "The Dark of the Sun" has an alternate name "Train from Katanga". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 9/22/2011

    " Another fantastic Wilbur Smith book!! The stand alone Wilbur Smith books are often excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raegan Butcher | 4/16/2011

    " Not bad. The Congo Crisis in the mid 1960's is a fascinating situation to me. A bit of corny romantic subplot but not too much mushy stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Manuela | 11/25/2010

    " Poco coinvolgente, banale e ripetitivo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 3/14/2010

    " I've enjoyed all of Wilbur Smith's books. This one was one of his first written 45 years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raegan | 2/26/2009

    " Not bad. The Congo Crisis in the mid 1960's is a fascinating situation to me. A bit of corny romantic subplot but not too much mushy stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 5/16/2007

    " Set in the Belgian Congo in 1960s, it had more of an impact than his more historical novels. Perhaps because the events were in my lifetime, I found some of the scenes quite upsetting - I will have to look out for the film version! "

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About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964, he became a full-time writer and has since written thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages.

About the Narrator

Steven Pacey’s extensive work in the West End includes the role of Alec in Dolly West’s Kitchen, Stanley in The Birthday Party, Hamish in Things We Do for Love, and Bertie Wooster in By Jeeves—for which he earned an Olivier Award nomination. He was also directed by Harold Pinter in his successful productions of Celebration and The Room. Pacey has appeared in numerous television roles, including Tarrant in Blake’s 7, and has made over three hundred radio broadcasts.