The Stone Chest

Read by Laurie Banza

(4.5 stars; 23 reviews)

When the ship, Bluebell, went down, Captain Cromwell and Ruel Gross escaped on a raft, and after several days of suffering, finally reached Cedar Island.
They found a stone chest, and Captain Cromwell was captured by savages. Gross managed to escape gravely injured, but before expiring, told Mrs. Cromwell and son, Bob, that their husband and father was still alive when he escaped. Bob resolved immediately he must try to rescue his father if that was so, because everyone believes he is dead. But the long journey won't be easy. He and his mom manage to get passage on the Dart, but there will be terrible weather and potentially fatal icebergs to fight, a madman, savages, and a host of other events that will put everyone's lives in danger. And is Captain Cromwell still alive; will he be rescued? Will a Stone Chest be found, and if so, what is in that Stone Chest? Mystery and Adventure awaits! (Summary by Laurie Banza) - Summary by Laurie Banza (1 hr 32 min)


A Mystery Of The Storm 9:31 Read by Laurie Banza
Off For Zaruth 9:14 Read by Laurie Banza
Among The Icebergs 4:26 Read by Laurie Banza
The Escape From The Icebergs 4:44 Read by Laurie Banza
The Arctic Island 7:10 Read by Laurie Banza
The Madman 10:07 Read by Laurie Banza
A Fearful Fall 5:29 Read by Laurie Banza
A Remarkable Story 5:48 Read by Laurie Banza
The Volcano Of Ice 4:16 Read by Laurie Banza
The Escape Of The "Dart" 5:41 Read by Laurie Banza
Among A Strange Foe 4:19 Read by Laurie Banza
Bob's Discovery 4:15 Read by Laurie Banza
The Big Polar Bear 4:12 Read by Laurie Banza
The Finding Of The Stone Chest 7:39 Read by Laurie Banza
Bob Rescues His Father—Conclusion 6:08 Read by Laurie Banza


High Adventure!

(4 stars)

Laurie Banza has a great time reading this story of adventure on the high seas of Siberia, complete with near death collisions with icebergs, polar bears, savages, and of course a mutinous crew. But the sea captain and his youthful companions are brave and true, and they do get the treasure in the end. Very enjoyable.