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The Spoilers

Gelesen von Tom Weiss

(4,273 Sterne; 33 Bewertungen)

Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan to a prominent family and pursued a career as a lawyer before being drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His first novel, The Spoilers, was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which Beach witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. The novel begins with the return of Dextry and Roy Glenister to Nome to reclaim their mine, The Midas. On their arrival, they find “The Law” has come to Nome. The problem is “The Law” is crooked, bent on stealing all the best gold mines in Alaska. Alec McNamara is the villain in this novel and rules with a heavy hand through the aging and corrupt Judge Stillman. Helen Chester is the naïve niece of Judge Stillman. She cannot believe her uncle is involved in such treachery. And of course, Roy Glenister is in love with her. After trying to work within the law, the miners eventually form a vigilante group called The Stranglers to right the wrongs while Glenister continues to believe the law can correct the wrongs. A cast of other characters enter the book with various roles; Cherry Malotte, The Bronco Kid (who has a surprise in store for listeners), Slapjack Sims, Struve the crooked lawyer. The climax of the book is…………but then I would be spoiling the ending, wouldn’t I? The Spoilers became one of the bestselling novels of 1906. The novel was made into movies five times, with leading men including Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott and John Wayne.

For a brief pictorial history of the characters involved in the actual mine stealing, please see this page.

(Summary from Wikipedia and modified by The Reader) (8 hr 31 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 - The Encounter

18:27

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02 - Chapter 2 - The Stowaway

14:32

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03 - Chapter 3 - In Which Glennister Errs

19:14

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04 - Chapter 4 - The Killing

23:04

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05 - Chapter 5 - Wherein A Man Appears

17:47

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06 - Chapter 6 - And A Mine Is Jumped

14:44

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07 - Chapter 7 - The "Bronco Kid's" Eavesdropping

20:00

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08 - Chapter 8 - Dextry Makes A Call

21:49

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09 - Chapter 9 - Sluice Robbers

20:36

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10 - Chapter 10 - The Wit of an Adventuress

20:48

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11 - Chapter 11 -Wherein a Writ and a Riot Fail

19:18

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12 - Chapter 12 - Counterplots

27:18

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13 - Chapter 13 - In Which A Man Is Possessed of a Devil

34:16

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14 - Chapter 14 - A Midnight Messenger

23:04

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15 - Chapter 15 - Vigiliantes

28:27

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16 - Chapter 16 - In Which The Truth Begins To Bare Itself

27:27

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17 - Chapter 17 - A Drip In The Dark

29:35

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18 - Chapter 18 - Wherein A Trap Is Baited

21:36

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19 - Chapter 19 - Dynamite

31:26

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20 - Chapter 20 - In Which Three Go To The Sign Of The Sled And But Two Return

26:29

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21 - Chapter 21 - The Hammer-Lock

26:02

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22 - Chapter 22 - The Promise of Dreams

25:33

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

Another great story by Rex Beach. I've r only recently discovered him here on Librivox. So far my favorite is Flowing Gold. Tom's narration was great too.

Well written and read! A great look into the past during an

(5 Sterne)

Alaskan Gold Rush.

(4 Sterne)

This book was okay, but not as good. as the others I have listened to.

The Spoilers

(5 Sterne)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

great story

(4,5 Sterne)

Rousing tale, well read

I enjoy this book very much

(4,5 Sterne)

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