The Doom of London


Read by Lee Smalley

(4.7 stars; 3 reviews)

Here are six stories, each one describing a disaster afflicting London, that were popularly serialized during 1903-1904 in Pearson’s Magazine. The tales depict (1) a deep freeze and unprecedented snowfall; (2) a heavy, blinding, paralyzing blanket of fog; (3) a widespread killer virus; (4) a fraudulent scheme causing financial panic; (5) a minor electrical accident in a tunnel that spirals into catastrophe; and (6) most of the city’s water supply, reportedly contaminated with deadly bubonic bacillus, puts the population in great fear of plague. Is the word “doom” in the book's title accurate, or is it just hyperbole? (Lee Smalley) (4 hr 27 min)

Chapters

The Four White Days 41:08 Read by Lee Smalley
The Four Days' Night 49:25 Read by Lee Smalley
The Dust of Death 38:38 Read by Lee Smalley
A Bubble Burst 39:29 Read by Lee Smalley
The Invisible Force 42:41 Read by Lee Smalley
The River of Death 56:08 Read by Lee Smalley

Reviews

Why can't we see reader's names???!!

(4 stars)