The Wrecker


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(4.2 stars; 28 reviews)

The Wrecker (1892) is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson in collaboration with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. The story is a 'sprawling, episodic adventure story, a comedy of brash manners and something of a detective mystery'. It revolves around the abandoned wreck of the Flying Scud at Midway Island. Clues in a stamp collection are used to track down the missing crew and solve the mystery. It is only in the last chapter that different story elements become linked. - Summary by Wikipedia

(14 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Prologue - In the Marquesas 21:52 Read by Antony Brown
Chapter 1 - A Sound Commercial Education 27:04 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 2 - Roussillon Wine 23:46 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 3 - To Introduce Mr. Pinkerton 28:19 Read by Antony Brown
Chapter 4 - In Which I Experience Extremes of Fortune 32:36 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Chapter 5 - In Which I am Down on My Luck in Paris 36:54 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Chapter 6 - In Which I Go West 30:24 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 7 - Irons in the Fire, part 1 26:24 Read by Muggle1013
Chapter 7 - Irons in the Fire, part 2 20:31 Read by KHand
Chapter 8 - Faces on the City Front 27:00 Read by whdemick
Chapter 9 - The Wreck of the 'Flying Scud' 29:58 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 10 - In Which the Crew Vanish, part 1 30:44 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 10 - In Which the Crew Vanish, part 2 20:09 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 11 - In Which Jim and I Take Different Ways 29:45 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 12 - The 'Nora Creina' 32:11 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 13 - The Island and the Wreck 23:27 Read by Reeses118
Chapter 14 - The Cabin of the 'Flying Scud' 29:31 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 15 - The Cargo of the 'Flying Scud' 26:56 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 16 - In Which I Turn Smuggler, and the Captain Casuist 26:01 Read by Antony Brown
Chapter 17 - Light From the Man of War 26:42 Read by Antony Brown
Chapter 18 - Cross Questions and Crooked Answers 31:16 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 19 - Travels with a Shyster, part 1 20:47 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 19 - Travels with a Shyster, part 2 24:51 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 20 - Stallbridge-Le-Carthew 31:02 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Chapter 21 - Face to Face 14:42 Read by Reeses118
Chapter 22 - The Remittance Man, part 1 26:26 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 22 - The Remittance Man, part 2 23:49 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 23 - The Budget of the 'Currency Lass', part 1 32:05 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Chapter 23 - The Budget of the 'Currency Lass', part 2 30:06 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Chapter 24 - A Hard Bargain 22:13 Read by Denise Nordell
Chapter 25 - A Bad Bargain, part 1 23:35 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter 25 - A Bad Bargain, part 2 21:01 Read by Deon Gines
Epilogue 12:43 Read by Lynne T

Reviews

Stevenson adventure on the waves


(5 stars)

If you love Treasure Island or indeed any of RLS work this book will not disappoint. Although co-written with his stepson Loyde Osbourne the story still bares the unmistakable tone of Stevenson; the poetry and grandeur of which elevates his literature to the realm of the timeless classic. The readers are not all good . Let's try again with one good voice? 🙂


(3 stars)

One reader, the one who read the epilogue and other chapters, was very difficult to understand. Consequently, I missed some key portions of the story.

DIS-JOINTED TALE


(3 stars)

While it does have its moments, overall it is disappointing, especially carrying the RLS monograph. The apologetic epilogues proves that the authors knew that it was flawed.