The Triumph of the Sun

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 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.


What the Critics Say

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


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Great story but the audio keeps sticking

The story is fab!! But that is to be expected of Wilbur smith ... But some where along the 9 hour mark the recording sticks & skips a little.. It happens a couple of times for a few hours and then becomes normal again...
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- Rustom D Patel

Wilbur Smith is master

Wilbur Smith is a master storyteller. In The Triumph of the Sun, he introduces us to Sean and Carrick Courtney's uncle, Ryder Courtney, and Penrod Ballantyne. Together they must overcome their rivalry for the eldest daughter of David Penbrook, British consul in Khartoum, and come together to fight for their lives against the Islamic tribe of Mahdi Jihadists. A great read, and it is well narrated by Tim-Piggott Smith.
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- James

Book Details

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