The Valley of Silent Men


Read by Roger Melin

(4.5 stars; 52 reviews)

Subtitled: A Story of the Three River Country. James Kent has learned that he is terminally ill with perhaps only days to live, and so decides to confess to a murder and thus save an innocent man. Nobody believes his confession, particularly Marette, a mysterious girl who had shown up at Athabasca Landing only weeks before. Kent’s illness takes a turn and his death is postponed, and he sets about to find out more about the girl, who he ends up falling in love with, although she’ll not reveal her past to him, nor what she knows about the murder. A story of intrigue, suspense, action, and above all, a story of love in the furthest outreaches of the Great White North where three great rivers flow; the Athabasca, the Slave, and the McKenzie, and where somewhere is hidden The Valley of Silent Men. (Summary by Roger Melin)

(8 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Preface 12:53 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 1 23:46 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 2 21:39 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 3 17:16 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 4 8:52 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 5 22:51 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 6 20:45 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 7 17:41 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 8 24:00 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 9 26:29 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 10 12:38 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 11 25:36 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 12 14:43 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 13 19:31 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 14 15:53 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 15 14:36 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 16 20:37 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 17 18:12 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 18 38:38 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 19 15:38 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 20 14:20 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 21 30:05 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 22 14:12 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 23 16:05 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 24 21:05 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 25 4:14 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 26 27:01 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

(5 stars)

Very enjoyable full of suspense#

A little out of my genre

(3 stars)

I tend to prefer a mystery with more action in it. This novel was more of a romance than action. A lot of time, 3 chapters, was devoted to love scenes. Nothing inappropriate, mind you, but it was painfully slow during those chapters. The story was okay, just a little too romancey for my liking. Narration was good.

valley of repetition

(1 stars)

finally had enough by chapter 17. author is fixated on descriptions of the girl. started out as potentially a great adventure but by chapter 5 I got tired of constantly hearing about the girls eyes, her disposition and so forth. maybe by the end there is a adventure but I cant stomach anymore boredom.

AMAZING

(5 stars)

I was not sure how Curwood was going to straighten out the intricate mess, but he did. Another great narration by Roger Mellin. Shame on the listener who complained that this was just a boring romance.

Very interesting story, well read

(5 stars)

Really enjoyed the reader. Great job on his part. Glad I listened to this story.

Love Story of the ages.

(5 stars)

A Great story where good triumphantly over comes evil.

Valley of the Silent Men

(5 stars)

Good story by a great narrator. Well worth listening to.

Wonderful narration and story

(5 stars)

This was a really good story. Lots of adventure and suspense. The narrator was fantastic. His name is Roger Melin and his voice just lent itself perfectly to this type of story. I cannot thank him enough for his wonderful job. Please do more volunteering at Librivox.