With Clive in India


Read by Gary Olman

(3.5 stars; 20 reviews)

With Clive in India gives a vivid picture of the wonderful events of the ten years, which at their commencement saw Madras in the hands of the French--Calcutta at the mercy of the Nabob of Bengal--and English influence apparently at the point of extinction in India--and which ended in the final triumph of the English, both in Bengal and Madras. There were yet great battles to be fought, great efforts to be made, before the vast Empire of India fell altogether into British hands; but these were but the sequel of the events described. (Summary by G. A. Henty) (13 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:59 Read by Gary Olman
Leaving Home 24:59 Read by Gary Olman
The Young Writer 25:05 Read by Gary Olman
A Brush with Privateers 25:13 Read by Gary Olman
The Pirates of the Pacific 21:58 Read by Gary Olman
Madras 29:32 Read by Gary Olman
The Arrival of Clive 25:44 Read by Gary Olman
The Siege of Arcot 29:53 Read by Gary Olman
The Grand Assault 27:02 Read by Gary Olman
The Battle of Kavaripak 26:52 Read by Gary Olman
The Fall of Seringam 26:48 Read by Gary Olman
An Important Mission 29:08 Read by Gary Olman
A Murderous Attempt 26:18 Read by Gary Olman
An Attempt at Murder 29:44 Read by Gary Olman
The Siege of Ambur 27:16 Read by Gary Olman
The Pirates' Hold 27:39 Read by Gary Olman
A Tiger Hunt 28:20 Read by Gary Olman
The Capture of Gheriah 37:46 Read by Gary Olman
The The "Black Hole" of Calcutta 25:59 Read by Gary Olman
A Daring Escape 25:56 Read by Gary Olman
The Rescue of the White Captive 28:13 Read by Gary Olman
The Battle Outside Calcutta 29:46 Read by Gary Olman
Plassey 28:13 Read by Gary Olman
Plassey 26:35 Read by Gary Olman
Mounted Infantry 28:34 Read by Gary Olman
Besieged in A Pagoda 27:02 Read by Gary Olman
The Siege Of Madras 26:56 Read by Gary Olman
Masulipatam 26:17 Read by Gary Olman
The Defeat Of Lally 25:44 Read by Gary Olman
The Siege Of Pondicherry 25:57 Read by Gary Olman
Home 15:07 Read by Gary Olman

Reviews

Pure Water-boarding Torture

(1 stars)

If you don't mind listening to a reader that has difficulty pronouncing words, and mischievously shouts out words from the blue to burst your ear drums ... it's not so bad. Re: the story, it began well but about a quarter of the way through, sounded like an exact play by play account of every cricket match conducted in India for the year 1977.

great story

(5 stars)

This was one of my favorite of Henty’s books books so far. I think it does a very good job of demonstrating the historical attitudes of the British and French towards each other as well as towards the Indians. The story of the characters is effectively intermixed with the historical events. Definitely worth reading.

Interesting book, but…

(2 stars)

By the end of chapter 7 I had given up on this reader. You may have more tolerance for endless volleys of disastrously mispronounced words.

Caitlyn

(1.5 stars)

Book was good but the reader was kind of earpercing

(1 stars)

Great story and historical information. Unbearable mispronunciation and grunting.

(3 stars)

more historical text than ripping yarn