The Lust of Hate


Read by Peter John Keeble

(4.4 stars; 14 reviews)

This is the third Dr Nikola book in a series of five written by Guy Boothby. The main character is Gilbert Pennethorne a man whom "Lady luck" has deserted. A number of commercial failures, estrangement from his family, Unsuccessful gold prospecting in Australia and finally having the location of one of the richest undiscovered gold mines in the world stolen from him by a man whom he classifies as his worst enemy. This tips him over the edge of normal reason, such that his desire for revenge is all consuming. This gives Dr Nikola, ever the master manipulator, the opportunity to utilise Pennethorne’s hatred to his financial advantage by convincing him to murder Richard Bartrand the thief of the mine (now a multi millionaire) in a devilish and bizarre mechanical method. After the deed is done, Pennethorne, essentially a decent man, realises his serious error in being an accomplice to Nikola and flees the country en route for South Africa. Thus his adventures at sea and on land begin and his true nature is divulged. (Peter Keeble) (7 hr 18 min)

Chapters

My Chance in Life 51:21 Read by Peter John Keeble
England Once More 53:14 Read by Peter John Keeble
A Gruesome Tale 36:41 Read by Peter John Keeble
The Lust of Hate 38:10 Read by Peter John Keeble
A Strange Coincidence 32:20 Read by Peter John Keeble
The Wreck of the Fiji Princess 28:10 Read by Peter John Keeble
The Salvages 33:16 Read by Peter John Keeble
A Bitter Disappointment 30:29 Read by Peter John Keeble
We Are Saved 36:07 Read by Peter John Keeble
South Africa 21:21 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Tell My Story 26:41 Read by Peter John Keeble
A Terrible Surprise 25:44 Read by Peter John Keeble
The End 24:42 Read by Peter John Keeble

Reviews

interesting, different, excellent reader

(5 stars)

There's a lot of variety in this book. Different settings around the world, different pace and activities, different moods. And books of this era, with their very long sentences, absolutely do not lend themselves to being read aloud, but the reader here does a good job breathing expression into them.

good story, well read

(5 stars)

Lots of action, suspenseful story, surprise ending. Good reader. Having the same reader throughout made for much better listening.

Surprisingly Great!

(5 stars)

What an adventure. excellent narration. Bravo all around

(5 stars)

well done both narration and story. most excellent