A Desert Drama: Being the Tragedy Of The Korosko


Read by David Wales

(4.5 stars; 16 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)

Chapters

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

Reviews

ENJOYABLE ADVENTURE

(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!

(5 stars)

It's amazing how travesty can draw us together.