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The Angel of the Revolution

Gelesen von Kevin Green

(4,225 Sterne; 20 Bewertungen)

The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror (1893) is a science fiction novel by English writer George Griffith. It was his first published novel and remains his most famous work. It was first published in Pearson's Weekly and was prompted by the success of The Great War of 1892 in Black and White magazine, which was itself inspired by The Battle of Dorking. A lurid mix of Jules Verne's futuristic air warfare fantasies, the utopian visions of News from Nowhere and the future war invasion literature of Chesney and his imitators, it tells the tale of a group of terrorists who conquer the world through airship warfare. Led by a crippled, brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter, the 'angel' Natasha, 'The Brotherhood of Freedom' establish a 'pax aeronautica' over the earth after a young inventor masters the technology of flight in 1903. The hero falls in love with Natasha and joins in her war against society in general and the Russian Czar in particular. It correctly forecasts the coming of a great war, but in pretty well all other respects widely misses the mark of the real events that followed. Nevertheless, it is a gripping and exciting story of intrigue and plot interwoven with love and romance played over a background of world war. - Summary by Wikipedia (13 hr 58 min)

Chapters

01- At the Eleventh Hour

15:08

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02 - At War with Society

16:12

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03 - A Friendly Chat

13:40

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04 - The House on Clapham Common

14:23

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05 - The Inner Circle

17:02

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06 - New Friends

20:18

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07 - The Daughter of Natas

17:02

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08 - Learning the Part

19:34

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09 - The Beginning of Sorrows

17:22

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10 - The Ariel

17:09

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11 - First Blood

14:28

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12 - In The Master's Name

12:15

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13 - For Life or Death

14:05

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14 - The Psychological Moment

10:07

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15 - A Voyage of Discovery

14:01

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16 - A Wooing in Mid Air

20:42

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17 - Aeria Felix

15:54

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18 - A Navy of the Future

17:47

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19 - The Eve of Battle

13:36

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20 - Between Two Lives

27:52

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21 - Just in Time

18:54

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22 - Armed Neutrality

14:32

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23 - A Battle in the Night

21:57

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24 - The New Warfare

19:08

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25 - The Heralds of Disaster

11:38

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26 - An Interlude

16:59

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27 - On the Track of Treason

14:30

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28 - A Skirmish in the Clouds

15:15

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29 - An Embassy from the Sky

19:25

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30 - At Close Quarters

17:14

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31 - A Russian Raid

15:30

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32 - The End of the Chase

11:48

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33 - The Breaking of the Charm

9:17

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34 - The Path of Conquest

15:18

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35 - From Chaos to Arcadie

17:58

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36 - Love and Duty

19:05

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37 - The Capture of a Continent

29:12

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38 - The Beginning of the End

13:09

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39 - The Battle of Dover

13:10

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40 - Beleaguered London

14:12

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41 - An Envoy of Deliverance

14:05

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42 - The Eve of Armageddon

16:01

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43 - The Old Lion at Bay

15:27

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44 - The Turn of the Battle-Tide

16:13

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45 - Armageddon

16:49

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46 - Victory

16:13

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47 - The Judgement of Natas

23:35

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48 - The Ordering of Europe

20:52

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49 - The Story of the Master

25:33

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Epilogue - And on Earth Peace

17:00

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Bewertungen

My second listening

(5 Sterne)

This is as engrossing as any novel I've ever read or listened to. It's so utterly thrilling & so sublimely romantic that I found myself - again - crying both tears of sadness & tears of joy; sitting & staring wide-eyed, in full light nonetheless, straight into the utterance of every word; lying in the dark unable to sleep, watching the story unfold & hearing every participant as if I was a nearby observer. Utter brilliance.

Thankful in Borneo

(5 Sterne)

I am thankful for coming across this author and book. I'm equally thankful for discovering Kevin Green; one of the best narrators I have had the pleasure of hearing. I'm so impressed with Kevin's craft. He has this rare ability to narrate with perfect rhythm and intonation and to give each character their own voice - totally absorbing. I will now be searching for books narrated by Kevin...irrespective of genre. The book itself is a wonderful account of a principled position and has scientific and technology ideas so advanced for the time; difficult to believe this book was written in the late 19th Century. I loved it, and as a long time Joseph Conrad fan, appreciated the English and turn of phrase. Very happy to recommend....it's a real treat.

I'm utterly amazed that this novel isn't as well known as others in the genre!

(5 Sterne)

Thank-you, Kevin, for your sublime rendering of this most amazing novel. The Angel of the Revolution is a terrifying one for most who hear or read it; even I was often troubled by the means used to achieve what are it's profoundly beautiful ends. I will not say anymore for fear of revealing too much. I highly recommend this to anyone whose ever dreamed, or for that matter, has taken action to help achieve, a world fueled by peace, harmony, fairness, & love, at any cost.

(3,5 Sterne)

enjoyed the story but thought it was strange that in the middle they switched from Communists to white supremacists. no wonder the German national socialists thought that England would be an ally in the Second World War. also thought it strange that the white supremacists were led by a Jew. other than the Nazi stuff I thought the story was well written and the reader did a great job! obviously the story was good enough that I finished it.

Surprisingly a great book. Well read.

(5 Sterne)