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The Triumph of the Sun

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith: Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

Macmillan Audio

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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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Wilbur Smith's novel The Triumph of the Sun, continuing the saga of the Courtney Family Adventures. 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

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Praise for Blue Horizon:
“The action starts quickly and builds throughout, leading to an exciting—and bloody—confrontation. Tim Pigott-Smith reads the tale as a tough adventure yarn but doesn’t shy away from the romance between Jim and Louisa. Listeners who like adventure, historical or otherwise, will enjoy this chase on land and sea.” —AudioFile
Praise for Blue Horizon:
“The action starts quickly and builds throughout, leading to an exciting—and bloody—confrontation. Tim Pigott-Smith reads the tale as a tough adventure yarn but doesn’t shy away from the romance between Jim and Louisa. Listeners who like adventure, historical or otherwise, will enjoy this chase on land and sea.” —AudioFile

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  • Wilbur Smith: Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

  • WILBUR SMITH is the bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over eighty million copies.
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    Courtney Family Adventures

    Wilbur Smith: Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

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