Songs of Action

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 6 reviews)

This is a collection of poems by Arthur Conan Doyle centering around the theme of war, action and adventure. - Summary by Carolin (1 hr 35 min)


The Song of the Bow 1:25 Read by James Koss
Cremona 6:45 Read by Jeanie
The Storming Party 2:42 Read by L. Christopherson
The Frontier Line 2:35 Read by Anusha Iyer
Corporal Dick's Promotion 5:50 Read by Jeanie
A Forgotten Tale 2:09 Read by James Koss
Pennarby Mine 3:12 Read by Greg Giordano
A Rover Chanty 3:16 Read by Leonard Wilson
A Ballad of the Ranks 3:23 Read by inflected
A Lay of the Links 2:21 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Dying Whip 7:28 Read by Greg Giordano
Master 1:22 Read by Anusha Iyer
H.M.S. 'Foudroyant' 3:01 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Farnshire Cup 8:01 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Groom's Story 6:38 Read by Greg Giordano
With the Chiddingfolds 4:00 Read by Martin Geeson
A Hunting Morning 1:20 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Old Gray Fox 3:54 Read by Shakira Searle
'Ware Holes 3:35 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Home-Coming of the 'Eurydice' 3:21 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Inner Room 3:11 Read by Martin Geeson
The Irish Colonel 0:38 Read by Etel Buss
The Blind Archer 2:32 Read by Shakira Searle
A Parable 0:38 Read by Amanda Vickery
A Tragedy 1:26 Read by Shakira Searle
The Passing 6:29 Read by James Koss
The Franklin's Maid 1:43 Read by Shakira Searle
The Old Huntsman 2:09 Read by James Koss



(4.5 stars)

A fine collection. The action can be felt in most of them. ACD sets the bar high for some of his metres. CREMONA is especially well constructed. Some of the readers were good, some were just reading words, but, why does Librivox continue to use non-native English speakers to read English poetry--the results are ludicrous.