Jim Davis


Read by Josh Mitteldorf

(4.5 stars; 18 reviews)

The tale of a 12-year-old boy who falls in with smugglers. Jim, an orphan, is sent to live with relatives along the Devon coast. There he accidentally witnesses the deeds of a troop of night-riders, or smugglers, and becomes caught up in their shadowy, dangerous world of excise men, sea caves and illicit cargo. The adventure takes the boy to sea against his will, where he faces hurdle after hurdle. From a skirmish with a British frigate to a nightmarish chase on horseback to run-ins with soldiers and gypsies, the plot stays rip-roaring, and the atmospheric prose supplies a polished, literary veneer. Ages 9-12. - Summary by Michael Morpurgo, Josh Mitteldorf (4 hr 51 min)

Chapters

My First Journey 9:15 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Night Riders 13:37 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Man on the Mound 21:22 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Last Voyage of the 'Snail' 23:14 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Hut in the Gorse-bushes 17:33 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Owl's Cry 12:14 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Two Coastguards 11:47 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Cave in the Cliff 15:00 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Signing On 13:27 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Aboard the Lugger 10:59 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Frigate Laocoon 12:37 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Black Pool Bay 15:22 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
In the Valley 14:36 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
A Traitor 12:38 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Battle on the Shore 17:09 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Drifting 14:54 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Blue Boar 15:04 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Tracked 12:16 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
The Road to London 12:33 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
20 The Gipsy Camp 16:16 Read by Josh Mitteldorf

Reviews

Bravo from Borneo


(3 stars)

I enjoyed this delightful tale of a young lads adventures with a group of smugglers. Chapeau to the narrator who had such a perfect tone to his voice for this tale.

mikekw


(2.5 stars)

not bad.not too great of a reader but I have had worse