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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,479 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From one of the world’s most celebrated novelists comes an epic adventure set on the banks of the Nile in Khartoum, 1884.

In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or “Expected One.” The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country.

Along with hundreds of others, British trader and businessman, Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum. It is here that he meets Captain Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, as well as the British Consul, David Benbrook and his three beautiful daughters. Against the vivid and bloody backdrop of the siege of Khartoum, in which British General Charles George Gordon is killed and the British retreat, these three powerful men fight to survive. Rich with vibrant historical detail and infused with his inimitable powers of storytelling, The Triumph of the Sun is Wilbur Smith at his masterful best.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gary Wallis | 12/20/2013

    " A very good read. Wilbur Smith always takes the story in a different direction than what you think will happen. This book is one of them. A real good tale from the viewpoint of the Dervishes. A good tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vivek Kant | 12/12/2013

    " A very good fictional depiction of siege of Khartoum... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Shahista | 12/11/2013

    " a book without proper facts and boring historical details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 11/22/2013

    " The way I always romanticized colonial Africa in the late 1800s. It's a slow read, but a good book overall. "

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