A Desert Drama: Being the Tragedy Of The Korosko

Read by David Wales

(4.4 stars; 69 reviews)

Also published under the title The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898). A group of European tourists are enjoying their trip to Egypt in the year 1895. They are sailing up the River Nile in a "a turtle-bottomed, round-bowed stern-wheeler", the Korosko. They intend to travel to Abousir at the southern frontier of Egypt, after which the Dervish country starts. They are attacked and abducted by a marauding band of Dervish warriors. The novel contains a strong defence of British Imperialism and in particular the Imperial project in North Africa. It also reveals the very great suspicion of Islam felt by many Europeans at the time. (Summary by Wikipedia) (5 hr 15 min)


01 Preface and Chapter 1 36:44 Read by David Wales
02 Chapter 2 14:52 Read by David Wales
03 Chapter 3 30:29 Read by David Wales
04 Chapter 4 30:07 Read by David Wales
05 Chapter 5 37:23 Read by David Wales
06 Chapter 6 35:41 Read by David Wales
07 Chapter 7 27:02 Read by David Wales
08 Chapter 8 38:48 Read by David Wales
09 Chapter 9 37:18 Read by David Wales
10 Chapter 10 26:38 Read by David Wales



(4.5 stars)

ACD can be an entertaining storyteller. David Wales has the perfect pace for a Doyle work. The synopsis refers to the existence of an inherent European distrust of Islam during this period of time. May I say that this distrust exists even until today and is, in fact, worldwide; history proves the wisdom of this mistrust!

Bravo from Borneo

(4 stars)

Really enjoyed this novel and it's exploration of a mixed bunch of characters placed under extreme conditions of danger. There is great juxtaposition of culture as the rich and seemingly entitled are matched against marauding desert dervishers. As always, ACD provides great character development and in this case hidtoricsl insight into 19 Century Egypt brought to life by his descriptive talents. Chapeau to the narrator also who did a great job.

(4.5 stars)

ACD has further demonstrated his ability to give depth in character through this exciting story. It is quite close in relation to time to nowadays and we can relate to it, perhaps a little more than some of ACD’s other books, and I have found that this gives me considerably more understanding on events that have been occurring around that region recently. Well read!😊👍

Another great tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

(4.5 stars)

Another great story from the mind of the multi faceted Arthur Conan Doyle. David Wales did an excellent job of reading. Very entertaining.

very good story

(5 stars)

Sir A.C.D. one of my favorite writers never disappointe with stories very good drama in the desert of Egypt.


(5 stars)

splendid narration of a story that is as relative to today as it was 100 years ago.

Worth your time!

(5 stars)

Well read and full of adventure! You won't be bored in this story!

great story well read

(4.5 stars)

really good descriptive writing . narrator top job .