The Triumph of the Sun : Courtney

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Series: Courtney
  • 23 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1884, Khartoum, on the banks of the Nile, the Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in this epic adventure.
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.

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What the Critics Say

“A fine storyteller... Triumph of the Sun is one of his very best” (Daily Mail)

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Enjoyed the book greatly

Where does The Triumph of the Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i would give this book an 8.5 out of 10 very good.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Triumph of the Sun?

a great mix of action, gore, passion.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There really were some gory parts to this storey


Any additional comments?

The third Wilbur Smith book i have read and i enjoyed them all

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- Lisa V

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-11-2013
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd