The Spirit of Bambatse


Read by Phil Benson

(4.6 stars; 39 reviews)

A romance, a shipwreck and a hunt for buried Portuguese treasure in the Transvaal. All the ingredients of an imperial adventure that made Haggard one of the best-selling authors of the early years of the twentieth century. Also published as Benita: An African Romance, The Spirit of Bambatse has been reprinted several times, notably as the 22nd volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy series in 1979. - Summary by Phil Benson (8 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Author's note 2:59 Read by Phil Benson
Confidences 22:52 Read by Phil Benson
The end of the 'Zanzibar' 20:03 Read by Phil Benson
How Robert came ashore 18:58 Read by Phil Benson
Mr Clifford 21:11 Read by Phil Benson
Jacob Meyer 21:04 Read by Phil Benson
The gold coin 18:37 Read by Phil Benson
The messengers 19:13 Read by Phil Benson
Bambatse 23:02 Read by Phil Benson
The oath of Maduna 20:47 Read by Phil Benson
The mountain top 19:30 Read by Phil Benson
The sleepers in the cave 20:07 Read by Phil Benson
The beginning of the search 19:20 Read by Phil Benson
Benita plans escape 19:39 Read by Phil Benson
The flight 18:50 Read by Phil Benson
The chase 18:12 Read by Phil Benson
Back at Bambatse 19:56 Read by Phil Benson
The first experiment 16:52 Read by Phil Benson
The other Benita 23:57 Read by Phil Benson
The awaking 18:32 Read by Phil Benson
Jacob Meyer sees a spirit 20:00 Read by Phil Benson
The message from the dead 21:24 Read by Phil Benson
The voice of the living 21:14 Read by Phil Benson
Benita gives her answer 19:07 Read by Phil Benson
The true gold 24:50 Read by Phil Benson

Reviews

nice and mysterious


(2.5 stars)

Reader is just reading words one after the other. He does not make it a story. Always in the same croaking voice. No one in Southern Africa speaks like any of that. Often had to stop the reading due to the monotony of his voice. Yet when he introduces himself he sounds quite animated. That is how he should read it all.

The Spirit of Bambatse


(5 stars)

Well read, absorbing story with evil personified psychologically and with many harsships, trials and tribulations with a good dose of mysticism included before a satisfying end with an underlying romantic thread throughout. Recommended:)

this book was super good


(5 stars)

the reader is fantastic, the book is fantastic.

very imaginative story


(5 stars)

A very interesting and creative story, nicely narrated.


(5 stars)

Loved the book. Phil Benson is a great reader!

jcob. good story boys own magazine! dated


(3.5 stars)


(5 stars)

Good story. Well read, thank you.