King of the Khyber Rifles


Read by Brett W. Downey

(4.3 stars; 21 reviews)

Athelstan King is a British Secret Agent stationed in India at the beginning of WWI. He is attached to the Khyber Rifles regiment as a cover, but his real job is to prevent a holy war. "To stop a holy war single-handed would be rather like stopping the wind--possibly easy enough, if one knew the way." King is ordered to work with a mysterious and powerful Eastern woman, Yasmini. Can King afford to trust her? Can he afford not to? Introduction by Brett W. Downey

(9 hr 56 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 43:08 Read by Brett W. Downey
02 - Chapter II 24:01 Read by Brett W. Downey
03 - Chapter III 25:07 Read by Brett W. Downey
04 - Chapter IV 33:55 Read by Brett W. Downey
05 - Chapter V 22:22 Read by Brett W. Downey
06 - Chapter VI 35:41 Read by Brett W. Downey
07 - Chapter VII 34:50 Read by Brett W. Downey
08 - Chapter VIII 37:27 Read by Brett W. Downey
09 - Chapter IX 23:41 Read by Brett W. Downey
10 - Chapter X 48:05 Read by Brett W. Downey
11 - Chapter XI 24:51 Read by Brett W. Downey
12 - Chapter XII 23:01 Read by Brett W. Downey
13 - Chapter XIII 53:18 Read by Brett W. Downey
14 - Chapter XIV 24:16 Read by Brett W. Downey
15 - Chapter XV 25:15 Read by Brett W. Downey
16 - Chapter XVI 45:53 Read by Brett W. Downey
17 - Chapter XVII 36:43 Read by Brett W. Downey
18 - Chapter XVIII 35:17 Read by Brett W. Downey

Reviews

interesting, but very complicated tall tale

(4 stars)

Well read, but hard to follow because it’s so complicated a plot. Many place names and tribal names are familiar because of US Afghan War and involvement with Pakistan. US doing just as poorly in this region as British, Russians, Alexander the Great.

(4 stars)

A great adventure story. It is read extremely well. This is a Kipling-like story, and I enjoyed my time with this book. I recommend it especially to those who love the lore and intrigue of the Himalayan foothills.

SURPRISE GEM

(5 stars)

A truly engrossing adventure. Too bad that it is the only book by this author available. Haggard would approve of this tale, as would "She." I have not heard better voicing by any reader. Thanks.

King of the Khyber Rifles

(5 stars)

We'll read, fun listen - thanks!