The People of the Mist


Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.6 stars; 166 reviews)

Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa. The protagonists seek the legendary People of the Mist, said to possess a fabulous hoard of jewels. Finding them, they immediately become embroiled in the turbulent political affairs of the lost race, which is riven by a power-struggle between the monarch and the priesthood of its giant crocodile god. The heroic Leonard can do little more than react to events. The action climaxes in a hair-raising escape by toboggan (it was a flat stone) down a steep glacier. (Summary by Wikipedia) (16 hr 25 min)

Chapters

00 - Author's Note 3:37 Read by Richard Kilmer
01 - The Sins of the Fathers are Visited on the Children 23:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - The Swearing of the Oath 22:04 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - After Seven Years 15:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - The Last Vigil 24:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Otter Gives Counsel 18:25 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - The Tale of Soa 18:47 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Leonard Swears on the Blood of Aca 19:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - The Start 23:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - The Yellow Devil's Nest 22:10 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Leonard Makes a Plan 21:24 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - The Hero Otter 23:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - A Choice Lot 25:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - A Midnight Marriage 27:21 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Vengence 22:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - Disillusion 30:39 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - Misunderstandings 24:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - The Death of Mavoom 27:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - Soa Shows Her Teeth 26:28 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - The End of the Journey 23:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - The Coming of Aca 20:09 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - The Folly of Otter 31:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - The Temple of Jal 26:48 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - How Juanna Conquered Nam 24:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
24 - Olfan Tells of the Rubies 27:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
25 - The Sacrifice After the New Order 23:10 Read by Richard Kilmer
26 - The Last of the Settlement Men 21:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
27 - Father and Daughter 26:25 Read by Richard Kilmer
28 - Juanna Prevaricates 23:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
29 - The Trial of the Gods 23:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
30 - Francisco's Expiation 24:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
31 - The White Dawn 24:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
32 - How Otter Fought the Water Dweller 22:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
33 - Trapped 23:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
34 - Nam's Last Argument 22:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
35 - Be Nobel or be Base 26:19 Read by Richard Kilmer
36 - How Otter Came Back 21:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
37 - "I am Repaid, Queen" 22:41 Read by Richard Kilmer
38 - The Triumph of Nam 21:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
39 - The Passing of the Bridge 25:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
40 - Otter's Farewell 29:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
41 - Envoi - The End of the Adventure 26:26 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

Good reader, book is rather morose

(4 stars)

I've listened to many of H Ryder Haggart's stories and enjoyed all of them. This one, however, left me thinking that Mr. Haggart no longer felt optimistic regarding the human race. Yes, he did again show his disgust for the slave traders that did their awful work in Africa and skillfully saw their demise. The main characters were good people and they were not spared an overwhelming amount of pain, hardship and suffering. He wrote well and I listened to the entire story probably because the reader was so good.

AMAZING!!!!

(5 stars)

This is the most exciting Adventure with edge of your seat chapters of danger but I don't want to spoil anything for you. there are also laugh out loud moments. Brilliant book read very well by narrator, absolutely it love H Rider Haggard he has got to be the best adventure author.

Good story, but long

(4 stars)

This is a really good story but it seems to go on forever! Too much of a good thing? The narration is good, precise but melodic - great for getting off to sleep which is one of my key uses of audio books!

Eggscape

(5 stars)

100% recommend this story that dose not abruptly end like so many stories. Richard has done another great job! My one word to sum up this book and reading EGGSCAPE!!!

(5 stars)

give this story a couple of chapters and you will not be able to stop listening. very enjoyable. very well read. wish it were made into a movie.

Loved it!!!

(5 stars)

Lengthy Great Story. Fell in love with the main characters. Wishing to have friends like Otter. The reader Richard Kilmer is my favorite.

Great adventure!

(3 stars)

A great adventure, in true Haggard fashion! The reading was excellent and precise, however more than a little monotone and mechanical.

Great story & excellent narrator!

(5 stars)

Thank you for beautifully narrating a great story of adventure & romance.