The Tragedy of the Korosko

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

(4.4 stars; 106 reviews)

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

Plot Summary: A group of European and American tourists is enjoying its trip in 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. (Wikipedia)

(5 hr 23 min)


Chapter I 36:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter II 16:06 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter III 31:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter IV 29:14 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter V 36:45 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter VI 36:19 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter VII 28:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter VIII 41:37 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter IX 39:29 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter X 27:39 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Thank you for reading!

(5 stars)

The reader was very entertaining and brought the characters to life. I simply love Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the reader made his story vibrant.

Great Story!!

(5 stars)

Coincidentally, I was listening to "A Thousand Miles Up the Nile" by Amelia B Edwards at the same time as the Korosko. This is a true story by Ms Edwards recounting her travels up the Nile a few years before the fictional story of the Korosko took place. It was a fantastic companion to the Korosko, as it gave a great back ground for the Korosko story. Ms Edwards real life story is very enjoyable and I recommend it highly. It is also available here at the Internet Archives.

Good Story

(5 stars)

Reader did a nice job. Story if engaging. Listen for some of the explanations Doyle has the retired British Colonel give about the cultural terrorism of the "Dervishes" towards the beginning of the book. sounds eerily familiar to things happening in 2017, over 100 years after the book was written.

(5 stars)

Excellent story. The reader has am accent, but the story is well read. and the readers accent is charming.

great book

(5 stars)

this book is very good. sir aurthur conan doyle is a genius.

decent story well read but difficult to follow at first

(3.5 stars)

(4.5 stars)

Not Doyle's best, but compelling to the end