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The Dark of The Sun

Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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The inner conflicts of a mismatched band of mercenaries threatens to derail an important mission in Wilbur Smith's dramatic adventure novel, The Dark of the Sun, set during the Congo Crisis.  

'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds. Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the car, a burst of fire hit them from behind. The windscreen starred into a sheet of opaque diamond lacework, the dashboard clock exploded powdering Shermaine's hair with particles of glass, two bullets tore through the seat ripping out the stuffing like the entrails of a wounded animal.'  

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 the fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas and hostile tribes that roam the land. But there is another, even deadlier enemy - one of his own men.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 11-05-2019

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havnt read since 1980, the film with rod Taylor was on TV late Jan 8th 1am Jan 9th I called the hospital no news so I went to bed. 3.15 my mother woke me, you have a daughter, my first. I bought the book the following week.
Peter noble is an excellent narrator and of course Wilbur Smith is a prolific writer. the story tells just one of a thousand tales of the rape of africas resources by Europeans and the backlash of native Africans that still rages 40yrs on with the loss of millions of lives.

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