The Dark of the Sun

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the heart of the African jungle, Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band, with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerillas, and hostile tribes. But there is another, even deadlier enemy: one of his own men.


What the Critics Say

"The pace would do credit to a Porsche, and the invention is as bright and explosive as a fireworks display." (Sunday Telegraph)


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the real afrika


good book great story life in afrika. as it was in the 50's could not put i t down.

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- Peter

Very enjoyable.

The Dark Of The Sun was vintage Wilbur Smith back when he was a good writer. Before he got so obsessed in putting perveted sex in his novels and delving into Egypt. Not as well written as When The Lion Feeds or A TimeTo Die, but I liked It
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- Jake "Rangerider"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.