The Gorilla Hunters


Read by Adele de Pignerolles

(3.8 stars; 15 reviews)

Ralph Rover is happily at home from his adventure on The Coral Island and wondering if he should settle down when he receives a visit from an eccentric stranger that won't give his name. This visit starts him on a string of adventures that find him getting charged by rhinoceroses, chased by African natives, and facing down a larger-than-life gorilla on his own. Of course, this is only the start of his adventure in to the land of the gorillas. Please note: this book has some words now considered derogatory, which are used in a generic way without any derogatory meaning. At the time the book was written, these words were normal language. I have endeavored to read them as such--words that were perfectly suitable in the context of their day. (Summary by Adele de Pignerolles) (7 hr 52 min)

Chapters

In Which the Hunters Are Introduced. 27:03 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Life in the Wild Woods. 17:36 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Wherin I mount guard, and how I did it, etcetera 27:04 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Wherein will be found much that is Philosophical. 22:38 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Preparations for a grand hunt. 37:54 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Dreaming and feeding and bloody work enlarged upon. 9:30 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
We circumvent the natives. 26:30 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Peterkin distinguishes himself, and Okandaga is disposed of, etcetera. 31:12 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
I discover a strange insect, and Peterkin takes a strange flight. 22:55 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Water Appreciated--Destructive Flies, Etcetera. 12:30 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
How We Met With Our First Gorilla, and How We Served Him. 14:45 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Peterkin's Schoolday Reminiscences. 16:20 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
We get into 'The Thick of It'--Great Success. 16:54 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Our Plans are Suddenly Altered--Wicked Designs Discovered. 14:03 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
An unexpected meeting--We fly, and I make a narrow escape from an appalling fat… 18:36 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
An unfortunate delay, and a terrible visitor. 14:01 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
We visit a natural menagerie, see wonderful sights, and meet with strange adven… 20:06 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Strange and Terrible Discoveries--Jack is made commander-in-chief of an army. 20:46 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Preparations for War, and Peculiar Drill. 21:41 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
A Warlike Expedition and a Victory. 13:28 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Arrangements for Pursuing the enemy, and sudden change of plans. 13:34 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
We Meet with a Ludricrously Awful Adventure. 14:03 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
We see strange things, and give our negro friends the slip. 15:44 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
A Long Chase, and a Happy Termination Thereof. 10:12 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
I Have a Desperate Encounter and a Narrow Escape. 13:12 Read by Adele de Pignerolles

Reviews

josamtess

(0.5 stars)

I suppose there are still some people in this world who think big game hunting is good ‘fun’ . I listened to the chapter “a gorilla and how we served him” or similar title. It made me feel quite sick. The terrible thing is that this kind of attitude still exists today in some so called ‘civilised’ countries, countries which love guns (toys for boys).

good stiry bad read

(2 stars)

lots of mispronounced words, vocal stumbles not rerecorded and edited out. very poor production value. sounds like a nervous high schooler doing a play. either speeding through the text or tripping over it never a hapoy medium.

A thilling adventure in Africa

(5 stars)

Excellent Book & Excellent Reader