The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings


Read by J. M. Smallheer

(4.4 stars; 146 reviews)

"THAT a secret society, based upon the lines of similar institutions so notorious on the Continent during the last century, could ever have existed in the London of our day may seem impossible. Such a society, however, not only did exist, but through the instrumentality of a woman of unparalleled capacity and genius, obtained a firm footing. A century ago the Brotherhood of the Seven Kings was a name hardly whispered without horror and fear in Italy, and now, by the fascinations and influence of one woman, it began to accomplish fresh deeds of unparalleled daring and subtlety in London. By the wide extent of its scientific resources, and the impregnable secrecy of its organisations, it threatened to become a formidable menace to society, as well as a source of serious anxiety to the authorities of the law." (excerpt from The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings) (7 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Intro & Chapter 1 - At the Edge of the Crater, Part 1 24:54 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 1 - At the Edge of the Crater, Part 2 22:22 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 2 - The Winged Assassin, Part 1 30:26 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 2 - The Winged Assassin, Part 2 13:56 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 3 - The Swing of the Pendulum, Part 1 22:05 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 3 - The Swing of the Pendulum, Part 2 23:57 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 4 - The Luck of Pitsey Hall, Part 1 20:37 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 4 - The Luck of Pitsey Hall, Part 2 24:46 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 5 - Twenty Degrees 39:48 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 6 - The Star-Shaped Marks, Part 1 24:33 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 6 - The Star-Shaped Marks, Part 2 28:22 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 7 - The Iron Circlet, Part 1 26:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 7 - The Iron Circlet, Part 2 22:33 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 8 - The Mystery of the Strong Room, Part 1 36:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 8 - The Mystery of the Strong Room, Part 2 14:00 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 9, The Bloodhound, part 1 27:04 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 9, The Bloodhound, part 2 18:31 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 10, The Doom, Part 1 23:23 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 10, The Doom, part 2 26:09 Read by J. M. Smallheer

Reviews


(4 stars)

Some very evil deeds considering the time period. A female Illuminati, Mafioso, Moriarty, Jim Jones VILLAIN, child victim, and chemical warfare, etc, etc... Controversial by even today's standards. I would classify this as horror/thriller genre. Perfect. I'm a huge fan of both. Written by a woman who wrote for women. This may be why the male hero is a LITTLE Simple Simon. "Wounding the bad guy instead of taking him out" scenarios. Only Simple Simon is not a fetching young woman who's sprained her ankle. Again, bucking the system. Lol. Beautifully read as well by Ms. Smallheer who is probably my Librivox favorite. Only one question-- why were francs requested as payment at Vesuvius? ;)

Seven kings


(4.5 stars)

great book but the ending was kind of dull

Great


(5 stars)

Very interesting story and well narrated.

Madame's Head...


(5 stars)

Was cryogenicly frozen, enabling her return, in another time and place, when the innocents of the world least expected such a diabolical puppet master. Under another name, Madame has enjoyed a long politcal career very much in the public eye. Although her recent quest for world domination was foiled, plans are in motion, if behind the scenes, no doubt. Drawing immortality from an esoteric pants suit woven from fiber made of vivsectioned kittens from the UCLA labs, Madame and the brotherhood grew the credit industry, gmos, and walmart while destroying music classes for public school children, defunded the arts, destabilized the economy, and stripped nations of livleyhood, to enrich the brotherhood. Meanwhile, society fell deeper into mental and economic slavery. Isnt fiction great?

excellent


(5 stars)

I am glad I read the previous books that featured the characters and now followed the exploits to the final chapter, unless a devious demon again escaped. Thanks to a gifted reader.


(3 stars)

Superb reader. Not as satisfying a story as other books by these authors as the hero is no match for the villain. It's unclear if good triumphs over evil.


(4 stars)

Very well read. Story is tolerable. But the 2 main good guy characters are just hopeless as detectives and protecting themselves.

good engaging story and the reader is too good.


(5 stars)