By Pike and Dyke


Read by David Leeson

(4.6 stars; 44 reviews)

It is the 1570's, and the people of the Netherlands live in terror under the cruel dominion of Spain. Though many long to be free of Spanish tyranny, efforts at rebellion are failing, and allies are nowhere to be found. Edward “Ned” Martin, son of an English captain and a Dutch lady, is thrust into the conflict when he resolves to help his mother’s people and avenge his murdered relatives. Entering the service of the revolutionary leader William the Silent, Prince of Orange, Ned is called upon to carry out dangerous secret missions deep within occupied territory. Through hairbreadth escapes, fierce sea fights, terrifying sieges, and daring rescues, Ned becomes a witness to the inspiring and heartbreaking events of the rise of the Dutch republic. (Summary by D. Leeson)

(10 hr 48 min)

Chapters

The "Good Venture" 32:19 Read by David Leeson
Terrible News 35:44 Read by David Leeson
A Fight With the Spaniards 31:17 Read by David Leeson
Wounded 30:09 Read by David Leeson
Ned's Resolve 29:59 Read by David Leeson
The Prince of Orange 30:59 Read by David Leeson
A Dangerous Mission 25:35 Read by David Leeson
In the Hands of the Blood Council 30:54 Read by David Leeson
In Hiding 29:55 Read by David Leeson
A Dangerous Encounter 26:39 Read by David Leeson
Saving a Victim 33:00 Read by David Leeson
Back With the Prince 29:54 Read by David Leeson
The Siege of Haarlem 30:23 Read by David Leeson
The Fall of Haarlem 33:20 Read by David Leeson
Ned Receives Promotion 34:28 Read by David Leeson
Friends in Trouble 25:14 Read by David Leeson
A Rescue 24:18 Read by David Leeson
The Siege of Leyden 30:30 Read by David Leeson
The Queen's Service 30:45 Read by David Leeson
The "Spanish Fury" 33:00 Read by David Leeson
The Siege of Antwerp 40:30 Read by David Leeson

Reviews

excellent story

(4 stars)

This was an excellent story. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about this time. The information about the chance that came into play for both sides was amazing. It seems like both suffered random life and both gained randomly. I recommend this as a good historical novel. I hope you do enjoy learning about sieges of cities.

Excellent book and narrorator.

(4 stars)

Henty's books follow the exact same outline. There is no difference here. It's a good outline, but it gets a little old.

very good

(5 stars)

very good story and very good reader. thank you so much

(5 stars)

Reader good. Book is a classic G.A. Henty.