When London Burned


Read by Keith Salis

(4.6 stars; 4 reviews)

Follow the exciting beginnings of the career of Sir Cyril Shenstone. Orphaned at the death of his father, Sir Aubrey Shenstone, Cyril begins to use his intelligence and honesty to help merchants with their bookkeeping. While this is not an adventuresome lifestyle, Cyril finds opportunities to help his employer and build his standing. Through some Providential occurrences involving a fire of wealthy estates, thwarting burglaries, saving the honor of a young maiden, and saving the Price's ship in a battle, Cyril is put in command of a small vessel and further aids the British navy in battle. The story enforces for us the importance of looking for God's will in our lives, no matter in what situation He has placed us. - Summary by Keith Salis (12 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Preface - Ch 1 Fatherless 47:27 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 2 A Change for the Better 32:47 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 3 A Thief Somewhere 34:21 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 4 Captured 34:27 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 5 Kidnapped 36:20 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 6 A Narrow Escape 34:19 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 7 Saved from a Villain 33:39 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 8 The Captain's Yarn 41:06 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 9 The Fire in the Savoy 15:56 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 10 How John Wilkes Fought the Dutch 18:13 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 11 Prince Rupert 34:53 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 12 New Friends 35:23 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 13 The Battle of Lowestoft 34:50 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 14 Honourable Scars 36:49 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 15 The Plague 38:03 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 16 Father and Son 37:24 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 17 Smitten Down 36:08 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 18 A Stroke of Good Fortune 35:31 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 19 Taking Possession 32:50 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 20 A Fight off Dunkirk 32:15 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 21 London in Flames 34:04 Read by Keith Salis
Ch 22 After the Fire 41:36 Read by Keith Salis

Reviews

ok story, interesting history


(3.5 stars)

not Henty's best by any means, but enjoyable enough and worth reading for the account of the plague that struck London.

great book


(5 stars)

great book and the narrator did an excellent job and made it very enjoyable