The Great Shadow
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)
|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|
Awsome book for the history lovers
more of a drama less action. hasty ending
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.
A view of Waterloo from a common man. Great historic fiction. Well colored characters as only Doyle could paint. I loved it.
A good read with a graphic and grim account of Battle of Waterloo. Good reading.
I enjoyed the story but wish the reader was a little more enthusiastic although she is still pleasant to listen too
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!
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.