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The Triumph of the Sun

Courtney & Ballantyne, Book 12
Written by: Wilbur Smith
Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
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Menace emanated from them as fiercely as the heat from the sun. Night and day, the drums never stopped, a constant reminder of the mortal threat that hung over them. She could hear them booming across the waters, like the heartbeat of the monster.  

An unimaginable enemy will bring them together.... 

In the burning heat of the Sudanese sun, the city of Khartoum is under siege from the fearsome forces of the Mahdi, the charismatic leader of those who tire of the brutal Egyptian government. In Khartoum, along with thousands of innocent citizens, are trapped the fanatical General Charles Gordon, intrepid soldier Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, English trader Ryder Courtney and the British consul and his three beautiful daughters.  

As rescue becomes increasingly unlikely, this group of Queen Victoria's loyal citizens must unite to prepare themselves against a nightmarish enemy, and for the savage battle to survive that must surely follow.... 

The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in a sweeping adventure.

©2005 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • BB
  • 2019-04-21

needs chapters

it's a struggle listening to this book, since it is not separated into sections or chapters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-09

A good story

The exploits of Penrod are somewhat "James Bond-like" where he is able to escape every time, just in the nick of time.
Would have liked more on the revenge side, but then we would place revenge above justice and mans' forgiveness of man.
I feel that the books take a long time to develop the characters and feelings and goes into great detail of minor events but almost race through the end leaving the reader with a bit of "Oh so all that for nothing?"
Otherwise the narrator could give more to pronounciation of the typical South African words - like Koppie Vereeniging, etc.
Keep going Wilbur - always a good read.