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The Blockade Runners

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,439 Sterne; 375 Bewertungen)

Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the flow of Southern cotton due to the Union blockade, determines to build his own fast ship and run guns to the Confederates in exchange for the cotton piling up unsold on their wharves. His simple plan becomes complicated by two passengers who board his new ship under false pretenses in order to carry out a rescue mission, one which Capt. Playfair adopts as his own cause. This is going make the Rebels in Charleston rather unhappy with him. (2 hr 2 min)

Chapters

01 - The Dolphin

12:23

Read by Mark F. Smith

02 - Getting Under Sail

12:26

Read by Mark F. Smith

03 - Things Are Not What They Seem

13:45

Read by Mark F. Smith

04 - Crockston's Trick

15:10

Read by Mark F. Smith

05 - The Shot From the Iroquois, and Miss Jenny's Arguments

13:07

Read by Mark F. Smith

06 - Sullivan Island Channel

10:58

Read by Mark F. Smith

07 - A Southern General

10:27

Read by Mark F. Smith

08 - The Escape

16:57

Read by Mark F. Smith

09 - Between Two Fires

14:15

Read by Mark F. Smith

10 - St. Mungo

3:17

Read by Mark F. Smith

Bewertungen

Good stuff, different for Verne

(5 Sterne)

Mark is becoming one of my favorite readers, he does a great job reading this short story by Verne. It's not fantasy or sci-fi, but wholly entertaining, What I really like is hearing the Frenchman's take on the War Between the States roughly a decade after it ended...makes the story even more interesting for me.

I really didn't know what to expect from this author. I discover

(5 Sterne)

I also enjoyed this book by Jules Verne. I will look for another by him. I am always disappointed when they are over. I like a good book to be one I can listen to for a long time. But again, no profanity, just a good story.

Nice little adventure

(4 Sterne)

Nice little tale well narrated by Mark Smith Although the ending is pretty easy to figure out, it's still a nice little adventure. I really like this authors work and although it's not one of Verne's classics it's worth lending a ear to. Thank you Mark great job!

blockade runner

(5 Sterne)

Great reading of a super entertaining tale. no fantastical monsters or mysterious crimes needed... Ships, cannons, and audacity suffice every time.

Mark does it again

(5 Sterne)

Another great read by Mark Smith. A+

Short and Sweet

(5 Sterne)

Not a very intricate story but so well read that it's well worth it. I've been working my way through everything read by Mark Smith, so of course enjoyed his rendition. Verne could have given the plot more attention. His better known works provide more detail.

simple and happy tale

(5 Sterne)

Technically accurate, this sea faring tale is a simple and fun adventure. I never knew Jules Verne wrote such stories. Mark Smith is a talented and articulate reader. thank you!

nice short verne

(5 Sterne)

great narration as always . listening my way thru verne titles and a short nice change from multi narrators like the other titles ... je