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Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain

Gelesen von Peter John Keeble

(4,673 Sterne; 107 Bewertungen)

This is a superb sweeping romantic adventure story of how Alan Quatermain, hero of fourteen of Rider H Haggard's books, met, fell in love with and married his first wife. It is related from the perspective of old age and is set against the time of the Great Trek in the 1830s. The villains of the piece are truly villainous, Dingaan a portly traitorous despotic Zulu chief, and a Portuguese killer who constantly plots to kill our hero and steal his wife.

This book is written with histrionic flair typical of the Victorian era, gripping battles combined with scenes of fervent emotion. Bigotry and hatred filter through the story, having (as they do even now) a terrible effect on all the characters who harboured such prejudices. (Summary by Peter Keeble) (9 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Dedication

2:56

Read by Peter John Keeble

Preface

1:22

Read by Peter John Keeble

Editors Note

7:51

Read by Peter John Keeble

Allan Learns French

23:58

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Attack On Maraisfontein

30:04

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Rescue

21:41

Read by Peter John Keeble

Hernando Periera

28:01

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Shooting Match

30:55

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Parting

23:59

Read by Peter John Keeble

Allan's Call

28:38

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Camp of Death

25:58

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Promise

23:00

Read by Peter John Keeble

Vrouw Prinsloo Speaks Her Mind

25:58

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Shot in the Kloof

27:35

Read by Peter John Keeble

Dingaan's Bet

24:47

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Rehearsal

25:59

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Play

25:43

Read by Peter John Keeble

Retief Asks a Favour

30:23

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Council

26:05

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Marriage

17:47

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Treaty

39:38

Read by Peter John Keeble

Depart in Peace

29:29

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Court-Martial

32:33

Read by Peter John Keeble

The Innocent Blood

34:50

Read by Peter John Keeble

Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

The story was quite long, still, it was interesting and of course, crafted by a master. Written in the first person, the reader's job was very good; his British accent perfect for the part. Thank you.

Amazing piece of work

(5 Sterne)

A timeless book that needs no excuse or explanation. It is simply one of the greatest love stories of all time.

(5 Sterne)

heartrending tale of Quatemains youth and first marriage. Also a fasinating window into the tragic trecks of the boers.

(5 Sterne)

even knowing how this has to end, it is a devastating book with a true villain.

Incredible

(5 Sterne)

Wonderful and powerful story and so well read by the narrator. Highly recommended!

Good one

(5 Sterne)

Haggard sure knew how to write a ripping story

Thank you, Mr. Keeble, for an excellent listening experience. yo

(5 Sterne)

love anything written by this author he is amazing!

(5 Sterne)