The Wild Olive


Read by Simon Evers

(4.6 stars; 59 reviews)

Norrie Ford, having been unfairly convicted of murder, has escaped. A lucky chance finds him being rescued by a mysterious girl (the Wild Olive of the title), who sets him up with a new life under a new name in Argentina. He makes such a success of his time there that he is posted back to New York by the company he works for – but not before he has become engaged to be married. Back in New York, he meets up again with the Wild Olive . . . (Summary by Simon Evers) (9 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Part 1, Chapter 1 25:33 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 2 14:17 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 3 16:30 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 4 23:50 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 5 22:47 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 6 28:28 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 7 27:00 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 8 30:35 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 9 14:48 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 10 20:49 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 11 8:33 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 12 12:34 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 13 20:10 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 14 29:24 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 15 25:41 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 16 21:26 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 17 23:00 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 18 23:18 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 19 24:46 Read by Simon Evers
Part 4, Chapter 20 30:02 Read by Simon Evers
Part 4, Chapter 21 19:11 Read by Simon Evers
Part 4, Chapter 22 21:12 Read by Simon Evers
Part 4, Chapter 23 35:11 Read by Simon Evers
Part 4, Chapter 24 25:39 Read by Simon Evers
Part 4, Chapter 25 22:14 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Excellent!

(5 stars)

This is a great story, with a cleverly woven plot complete with unexpected twist. Simon's reading was excellent, as always, really capturing the emotions of the complex characters. Thank you so much.

(5 stars)

veff very well. draw n out and exelent rèadets

(3 stars)

I did enjoy this book but there were a few things that I didn't like, namely ridiculous feminine sacrifice, the idea that blood will come out and a somewhat unsatisfactory ending. Also I couldn't understand why the heroine was in love with the hero. I think she loved the ideas she thought he stood for more than she loved him. He wasn't a bad guy but I thought he was a bit shallow.

Fun Story!

(5 stars)

This was my first Basil King book and it was so good that I’ve already started another. Mr. Evers is flawless as always and he is the narrator I look for most often. Good story and great narrator! Thanks to LibriVox and especially to Simon Evers.

Ellene

(4 stars)

Intricate and intelligent with interesting characters and locales. Paced myself at the end so it wouldn’t be over too soon.

good pulp fiction from early 20th c Canadian writer

(3 stars)

Simon Evers reads beautifully, making this a simple pleasure to hear.

loved it and Simon Evers is one of the best narrators LibriVox h

(5 stars)

The wild olive

(5 stars)

Beautifully read. A captivating story. Loved it.