Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch


Read by Abigail Rasmussen

(4.7 stars; 49 reviews)

This is a great book if you're looking for an adventure filled novel. It takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that happened giving you an idea of what it was really like to live during that time period. Follow Lysbeth, a young Hollander girl, as she struggles through life enduring times of hardship and peace, sorrow and happiness, war and love. (Introduction by Abigail Rasmussen) (17 hr 2 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 3:48 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
01 - Bk1 Ch01 - The Wolf and the Badger 39:14 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
02 - Bk1 Ch02 - She Who Buys -Pays 28:04 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
03 - Bk1 Ch03 - Montalvo Wins a Trick 26:31 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
04 - Bk1 Ch04 - Three Wakings 38:31 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
05 - Bk1 Ch05 - The Dream of Dirk 35:31 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
06 - Bk1 Ch06 - The Betrothal of Lysbeth 35:49 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
07 - Bk1 Ch07 - Hendirk Brant Has a Visitor 21:26 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
08 - Bk1 Ch08 - The Mare's Stable 28:18 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
09 - Bk2 Ch09 - Adrian, Foy, and Martin the Red 39:18 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
10 - Bk2 Ch10 - Adrain Goes Out Hawking 31:41 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
11 - Bk2 Ch11 - Adrian Resuces Beauty in Distress 39:55 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
12 - Bk2 Ch12 - The Summons 31:44 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
13 - Bk2 Ch13 - Mother's Gifts are Good Gifts 33:49 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
14 - Bk2 Ch14 - Sword Silence Receives the Secret 36:48 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
15 - Bk2 Ch15 - Senor Ramiro 39:41 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
16 - Bk2 Ch16 - The Master 35:19 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
17 - Bk2 Ch17 - Betrothed 32:33 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
18 - Bk2 Ch18 - Foy Sees a Vision 32:21 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
19 - Bk2 Ch19 - The Fray in the Shot Tower 37:10 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
20 - Bk2 Ch20 - In the Gevangenhuis 32:14 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
21 - Bk2 Ch21 - How Martin Turned Coward 25:47 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
22 - Bk2 Ch22 - A Meeting and a Parting 35:46 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
23 - Bk3 Ch23 - Father and Son 39:20 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
24 - Bk3 Ch24 - Martha Preaches a Sermon and Tells a Secret 31:17 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
25 - Bk3 Ch25 - The Red Mill 34:08 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
26 - Bk3 Ch26 - The Bridegroom and the Bride 41:21 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
27 - Bk3 Ch27 - What Elsa Saw in the Moonlight 29:22 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
28 - Bk3 Ch28 - Atonement 37:30 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
29 - Bk3 Ch29 - Adrian Comes Home Again 44:55 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
30 - Bk3 Ch30 - Two Scenes 23:28 Read by Abigail Rasmussen

Reviews

(5 stars)

This was my first H. Rider Haggard book and I’m a fan. It’s a story well told that puts one through every emotion. Its a focus on the effects of the Spanish Inquisition on a Dutch town filled with decent, hardworking people who eventually must rise up against their brutal oppressors. It’s an adventure story, a love story and a story of gray cruelty and redemption. I couldn’t put it down!

(5 stars)

These are excellent books revealing some of the history of the Netherlands from the Protestant viewpoint. It is honest the terrors of that time. I loved how the author had the characters lives intertwined with each other effecting the entire country with their actions. It kept my attention!! It was very skillfully read by the reader as well. Thank you!

lysbeth by H Rider Haggarf

(5 stars)

Excellent book. I learnt quite a bit about Dutch history and their 80 year war against Spain. It kept me at edge of my seat to hear about the adventures of Lysbeth and her family. Thanks Abigail. Very well read!

New Favorite

(5 stars)

This is hands down my favorite Haggard book. I love the era, the history, the culture and as always Haggard does a fabulous job with the characters and mixing adventure, tragedy love and triumph.

Enlightening

(5 stars)

This story helps us understand what it would have been like to live during those times. Although many sad things transpired in it, it kept my interest to see it through until the end.

STUPENDOUS

(5 stars)

Another Haggard masterpiece! Possibly his darkest novel, it is the more remarkable for the absence of his trademark fantasy action. Thanks to the reader for a truly great reading. Don't miss this one.

(5 stars)

Fantastic book and a fantastic reading! Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good novel, great historical fiction, or anything to do with this period of history.

(4 stars)

good thing the story is so interesting otherwise I would've never survived the horrid narrator. Abigail did much better in The Brethren