Dangerous Days


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

(4.7 stars; 182 reviews)

Dangerous Days opens in a still neutral America, though within a year the country will have joined the European alliance against the Central Powers in the first world war. Clayton Spencer, a successful industrialist and owner of a munitions plant, finds himself facing several problems: not only anarchism and German sabotage, but also the prospect of a deteriorating marriage, and of a son who all too often shares his mother's frivolous and essentially self-concerned point of view. How far will America's entry into the war change such views? What will it mean for Spencer, for his family, and for his business? (Summary by Nicholas Clifford) (12 hr 22 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 28:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
02 - Chapter II 17:27 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
03 - Chapter III 11:25 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
04 - Chapter IV 12:44 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
05 - Chapter V 11:58 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
06 - Chapter VI 18:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
07 - Chapter VII 6:50 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
08 - Chapter VIII 25:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
09 - Chapter IX 16:12 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
10 - Chapter X 25:55 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
11 - Chapter XI 10:58 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
12 - Chapter XII 8:43 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
13 - Chapter XIII 12:56 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
14 - Chapter XIV 10:42 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
15 - Chapter XV 9:25 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
16 - Chapter XVI 16:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
17 - Chapter XVII 13:11 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
18 - Chapter XVIII 9:02 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
19 - Chapter XIX 8:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
20 - Chapter XX 12:22 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
21 - Chapter XXI 11:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
22 - Chapter XXII 20:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
23 - Chapter XXIII 9:35 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
24 - Chapter XXIV 8:41 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
25 - Chapter XXV 11:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
26 - Chapter XXVI 19:43 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
27 - Chapter XXVII 14:24 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
28 - Chapter XXVIII 9:10 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
29 - Chapter XXIX 15:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
30 - Chapter XXX 12:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
31 - Chapter XXXI 15:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
32 - Chapter XXXII 11:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
33 - Chapter XXXIII 16:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
34 - Chapter XXXIV 12:27 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
35 - Chapter XXXV 9:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
36 - Chapter XXXVI 28:44 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
37 - Chapter XXXVII 15:20 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
38 - Chapter XXXVIII 18:47 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
39 - Chapter XXXIX 15:22 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
40 - Chapter XL 8:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
41 - Chapter XLI 10:12 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
42 - Chapter XLII 21:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
43 - Chapter XLIII 10:12 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
44 - Chapter XLIV 19:18 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
45 - Chapter XLV 12:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
46 - Chapter XLVI 24:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
47 - Chapter XLVII 20:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
48 - Chapter XLVIII 10:23 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
49 - Chapter XLIX 18:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
50 - Chapter L 18:50 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Reviews

Inspired Story

(5 stars)

Apart from my genuine love of this book, is my most sincere admiration of Mr. Nicholas Clifford's tremendous reading abilities! He reminds me of my late Father's bedtime readings of the classics, to my Brother & I. "ThankYou" seems inadequate, so, let me say, "Thank You, so very, very, sincerely, for the hours of dedicated reading, Sir.

Beautifully written, beautifully read!

(5 stars)

What a fabulously well written book. The plot development and character development are flawless. And the reading by Nicholas Clifford is also flawless.

HER BEST

(5 stars)

A very well written viewpoint of the crucible of war on the homefront. This is Rinehart's finest work, augmented by Clifford's always golden narration.

(5 stars)

Excellent narration. I liked this book as there are numerous situations that keep one interested. Highly recommend.

A Must Listen

(5 stars)

This novel is set in an American town in the period leading up to and during World War I. War was a very different experience then than it is for Americans now, so in a way we discover it as the characters do. The characters in the story are as well-drawn as in any novel I have ever read, and I was caught up in their lives almost instantly. The reading is professional; in fact, I recognize the voice of one of the most successful audio book readers in the field today, reading under what I suppose could be called a nom de vox. Thanks for donating your marvelous gift, Nicholas.

Truly wonderful

(5 stars)

Wow, what a wonderfully written story. Intricately plotted, containing many elements woven together skillfully, this is a story I couldn’t stop listening to and one I did not want to end. A world we rarely get such an honest look into, at a time of great importance that is rarely written about at all, say nothing about so honestly and complexly — that period while Europe was in WWI but the US was not. I love Mary Roberts Rinehart’s books, and this has to be her deepest, most honest and complex one, which gives me a deeper appreciation for her writing skills. Very well read by this Librivox volunteer. Bravo!

Robbie44

(5 stars)

WOW!!! I learned so much about our country's views just before entering WWI. The plot and characters were so well developed I didn't want the story to end! Nicholas Clifford is an impeccable reader! Another reviewer said they would listen to Mr. Clifford "read a tax return!" I concur wholeheartedly!!! Thank you, Mr. Clifford for bringing this story to life! I will listen to this again in time. It helped me understand why they had camps for Japanese American in WWII. Heretofore I truly didn't know. It is still hard to swallow but I understand why. Global history brought down to individual lives is ALWAYS more interesting and relevant.

Prepare to be moved!

(5 stars)

I truly loved this book! In the beginning it felt fluffy and kind of lacking, but this author KNOWS what she's doing! Excellent plot and character development! I'd be very surprised if you don't feel a good bit of emotion as you live through These Dangerous Days. This novel left me wanting to know more about this period of history. I didn't realize I knew so very little, and had pondered so very little, about life, at least for some, and from some perspectives, before and during WW1. I was drawn in and captivated until the end. It's well worth a little patience at the start!