The Peril Finders


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In California settlers are trying to make a living working as fruit-growers. Problems with blights and insects mean that the crops are failing. A prospector arrives and tells stories of ancient cities where there is a lot of gold. He then dies. Some of the settlers decide to go and search for the gold. They have long distances to travel and meet many challenges along the way. They eventually reach one of these cities and find evidence that it has been abandoned by invaders hundreds or thousands of years ago. They then get attacked by Apaches but manage to beat them off and carry on. After spending several years travelling they decide to go back to California where they find that all the other settlers have left, but the fruit farms are blossoming. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

(16 hr 21 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 The Western Paradise 12:41 Read by Elaine Webb
02 - Chapter 2 Our Yankee Neighbou 7:15 Read by Elaine Webb
03 - Chapter 3 The Man From the Wilderness 19:27 Read by Elaine Webb
04 - Chapter 4 Went off to Sleep 8:46 Read by Elaine Webb
05 - Chapter 5 A Piece of Skin 26:46 Read by Elaine Webb
06 - Chapter 6 A Wild Goose Chase 22:17 Read by Elaine Webb
07 - Chapter 7 All For Gold 21:42 Read by Elaine Webb
08 - Chapter 8 Shutting Up Shop 19:29 Read by Elaine Webb
09 - Chapter 9 A Night Scare 22:26 Read by Elaine Webb
10 - Chapter 10 On the Way 13:54 Read by Elaine Webb
11 - Chapter 11 Ned Sees Something 29:21 Read by Elaine Webb
12 - Chapter 12 Chris Has a Fit 11:45 Read by Elaine Webb
13 - Chapter 13 In a Strange Nest 8:25 Read by Elaine Webb
14 - Chapter 14 A Fight with the Enemy 17:48 Read by Elaine Webb
15 - Chapter 15 Dry Fishing 24:04 Read by Elaine Webb
16 - Chapter 16 Saddle Naps 26:32 Read by Elaine Webb
17 - Chapter 17 Water Water Everywhere but- 16:00 Read by Elaine Webb
18 - Chapter 18 Peace and Plenty 24:41 Read by Elaine Webb
19 - Chapter 19 Dismount!-Quick! 22:01 Read by Elaine Webb
20 - Chapter 20 Dangerous Neighbours 13:43 Read by Elaine Webb
21 - Chapter 21 On the Trail 12:10 Read by Elaine Webb
22 - Chapter 22 Bear and Buffalo 25:52 Read by Bellona Times
23 - Chapter 23 A Bivouac 12:30 Read by Lynne T
24 - Chapter 24 A Night Visitor 19:49 Read by Lynne T
25 - Chapter 25 Thinking of Supper 10:12 Read by Lynne T
26 - Chapter 26 A Victim 25:57 Read by Bellona Times
27 - Chapter 27 Won't You Say Goodbye 19:04 Read by Bellona Times
28 - Chapter 28 A Mule's Scent 13:35 Read by Bellona Times
29 - Chapter 29 Desperate Straits 20:14 Read by Bellona Times
30 - Chapter 30 Waking Up 19:21 Read by Bellona Times
31 - Chapter 31 Off Again 12:01 Read by Lynne T
32 - Chapter 32 Petra the Second 14:54 Read by Lynne T
33 - Chapter 33 The Water Search 25:27 Read by Anna Simon
34 - Chapter 34 The Olden Folk 8:38 Read by Sarah Hannah
35 - Chapter 35 In the Stone Age 28:14 Read by Bellona Times
36 - Chapter 36 It was all a Dream 16:20 Read by rookieblue
37 - Chapter 37 In the Old Stronghold 24:39 Read by Anna Simon
38 - Chapter 38 Besieged 26:11 Read by TriciaG
39 - Chapter 39 Among the Hornets 5:00 Read by Anna Simon
40 - Chapter 40 An Unconscious Double 20:13 Read by rookieblue
41 - Chapter 41 Playing Frog 24:27 Read by Mike Pelton
42 - Chapter 42 How to Turn Round 18:03 Read by Mike Pelton
43 - Chapter 43 A Welcome World 10:33 Read by Mike Pelton
44 - Chapter 44 Open Air Surgery 16:07 Read by Sarah Hannah
45 - Chapter 45 A Welcome Stranger 16:48 Read by Lynne T
46 - Chapter 46 A Patient Patient 11:11 Read by RLC
47 - Chapter 47 Councils of War 20:48 Read by RLC
48 - Chapter 48 The Other Side 28:33 Read by TriciaG
49 - Chapter 49 Griggs is Stubborn 10:41 Read by Jeana Wei
50 - Chapter 50 Working the Oracle 13:25 Read by Sarah Hannah
51 - Chapter 51 Loosening the Stones 15:37 Read by RLC
52 - Chapter 52 The Progress of the Plan 23:08 Read by Sarah Hannah
53 - Chapter 53 A Bit of Blue Sky 11:55 Read by Mike Pelton
54 - Chapter 54 Onward 7:47 Read by Mike Pelton
55 - Chapter 55 The Old House at Home 17:50 Read by Mike Pelton
56 - Chapter 56 Like to Go Again? 5:21 Read by Mike Pelton