The Silver Horde

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(4.2 stars; 13 reviews)

The Silver Horde , is set in Kalvik, a fictionalized community in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and tells the story of a down on his luck gold miner who discovers a greater wealth in Alaska's run of salmon (silver horde) and decides to open a cannery. To accomplish this he must overcome the relentless opposition of the "salmon trust," a fictionalized Alaska Packers' Association, which undercuts his financing, sabotages his equipment, incites a longshoremen's riot and bribes his fishermen to quit. The story line includes a love interest as the protagonist is forced to choose between his fiance, a spoiled banker's daughter, and an earnest roadhouse operator, a woman of "questionable virtue." (Summary by Wikipedia) (10 hr 59 min)


Wherein A Spiritless Man And A Rogue Appear 21:23 Read by Lynne T
In Which They Break Bread With A Lonely Woman 28:39 Read by Lynne T
In Which Cherry Malotte Displays A Temper 18:38 Read by Lynne T
In Which She Gives Heart To A Hopeless Man 23:28 Read by Lynne T
In Which A Compact Is Formed 22:53 Read by Lynne T
Wherein Boreas Takes A Hand 24:51 Read by Mike Pelton
And Neptune Takes Another 26:40 Read by Mike Pelton
Wherein Boyd Admits His Failure 22:07 Read by Mike Pelton
And Is Granted A Year Of Grace 23:39 Read by Mike Pelton
In Which Big George Meets His Enemy 22:56 Read by Mike Pelton
Wherein Boyd Emerson Is Twice Amazed 24:49 Read by Mike Pelton
In Which Miss Wayland Is Of Two Minds 25:54 Read by Mike Pelton
In Which Cherry Malotte Becomes Suspicious 23:02 Read by Mike Pelton
In Which They Recognize The Enemy 22:25 Read by Lynne T
The Doors Of The Vault Swing Shut 15:33 Read by Lynne T
Willis Marsh Comes Out From Cover 24:43 Read by Lynne T
A New Enemy Appears 28:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
Willis Marsh Springs A Trap 26:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
In Which A Mutiny Is Threatened 21:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
Wherein "Fingerless" Fraser Returns 24:54 Read by Michele Fry
A Hand In The Dark 25:10 Read by Michele Fry
The Silver Horde 27:29 Read by Michele Fry
In Which More Plans Are Laid 20:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
Wherein "The Grande Dame" Arrives, Laden With Disappointments 35:21 Read by Richard Kilmer
The Clash 27:33 Read by Phil Schempf
In Which A Score Is Settled 25:45 Read by Phil Schempf
And A Dream Comes True 24:10 Read by rookieblue


wow the end chapter was devastatingly read improper english

(2.5 stars)

(5 stars)

Another great Rex Beach story. i have never complained about a narrator but the last chapter almost ruined the whole book for me. i had to fast forward the last few minutes. Sorry. Tex.