The Cruise of the Esmeralda


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(4.6 stars; 56 reviews)

After his father died, Captain Saint Leger and his family are left destitute. However, the Saint Legers have a family secret: an ancestor is said to have buried a vast fortune in gold and jewels somewhere in the Eastern Seas. The catch: all directions are encrypted. Nevertheless, Captain Saint Leger decides to take a chance and sails east. A journey full of adventure begins, including pirates, storms and mutiny... (Summary by Carolin) (10 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Chapter I - The Story of the Buried Treasure 19:45 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter II - The Cryptogram 22:49 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter III - 'The Esmeralda' 33:00 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter IV - In Blue Water, Part 1 22:21 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter IV - In Blue Water, Part 2 21:43 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter V - A Wreck and a Rescue, Part 1 20:25 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter V - A Wreck and a Rescue, Part 2 22:33 Read by Christopher Webber
Chapter VI - The Tragedy on Board the 'City of Calcutta' 33:09 Read by Marty
Chapter VII - The Strange Fate of the 'Northern Queen' 30:34 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter VIII - The Chief Mate has a Presentiment 29:53 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter IX - An Eventful Night 32:47 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter X - On a Lee-Shore 27:01 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter XI - A Ghastly Waif of the Sea 28:37 Read by Arie
Chapter XII - The Solution of the Cryptogram 29:41 Read by Arie
Chapter XIII - The New Crew, Part 1 21:13 Read by Marty
Chapter XIII - The New Crew, Part 2 18:12 Read by Marty
Chapter XIV - Plot and Counterplot 28:40 Read by Dave Wills
Chapter XV - We Arrive at the Treasure Island 36:22 Read by Dave Wills
Chapter XVI - The Finding of the Treasure: And What Followed 27:29 Read by Marty
Chapter XVII - The Recapture of the Barque 29:34 Read by Dave Wills
Chapter XVIII - A Pacific Hurricane 29:57 Read by Dave Wills
Chapter XIX - In Dire Extremity 29:44 Read by Marty
Chapter XX - The End of the Adventure 34:19 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

(3 stars)

A simple but compelling story. Unfortunately several of the readers were obviously not sailors so many words were mispronounced which detracted a little from the listening pleasure.

wonderful

(5 stars)

great story with good verbosity and economy balanced by the author. the readers are varied and are all fine

A great read

(5 stars)

Keep the sea adventure tales coming, love them! super job! Thanks readers!

very good great story

(5 stars)

very good great story lots of progressing story lines.

(5 stars)

great high seas adventure good ones like this spoil me for future novels

(4 stars)

Quite ennoyed it. I jave liked all of his wroting. Good adventure.

Great yarn, lots of fun...many twists and turns in a real potboiler.

(3.5 stars)

Excellent sea tale I can't wait to read the next book

(5 stars)