The Great Shadow


Read by Christine Dufour

(4.3 stars; 53 reviews)

Set in an English-Scottish border village during the waning days of the Napoleonic era, this adventure story introduces us to Jock Calder, whose quiet way of life is shattered when a mysterious stranger steps ashore near his home. The stranger changes forever the lives of Jock, his cousin Edie, and his best friend Jim, sending the young men into the jaws of the final battle to defeat The Great Shadow that threatens to devour the whole of Europe. Don't look for Sherlock Holmes in this well-written tale, but do expect a wonderful glimpse of life at the end of the Napoleonic era, including an exciting rendition of The Battle of Waterloo. (Introduction by Christine Dufour) (3 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 22:22 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 02 15:43 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 03 17:53 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 04 18:38 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 05 17:01 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 06 11:29 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 07 23:55 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 08 7:32 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 09 7:12 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 10 12:16 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 11 19:16 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 12 29:48 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 13 13:15 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 14 7:40 Read by Christine Dufour
Chapter 15 7:59 Read by Christine Dufour

Reviews

Awsome book for the history lovers

(5 stars)

more of a drama less action. hasty ending

(2.5 stars)

UNIQUE VIEWPOINT

(5 stars)

ACD once again uses his great imaginative descriptive powers to give the reader a very different view of the escape of Napolean from Elba and the ultimate crushing of the French army by Wellington. One studies this famous battle in many ways, but this simple narrative of a private engaging in the only battle of his career brings home to the reader the desperation of war.

Great Shadow

(5 stars)

A view of Waterloo from a common man. Great historic fiction. Well colored characters as only Doyle could paint. I loved it.

(4 stars)

A good read with a graphic and grim account of Battle of Waterloo. Good reading.

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the story but wish the reader was a little more enthusiastic although she is still pleasant to listen too

(5 stars)

An excellent story! This author was an outstanding writer of historical fiction, which came as a surprise to me, since he is usually known for his Sherlock Holmes stories. This novel was captivating!

(5 stars)

great story, it left me craving more. The reader was well practiced but I had a difficult time to truly become immersed in the story because of the womanly voice verses the story of a man. That cannot be helped, the vocal artist was very excellent none the same.