Graustark


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(3.9 stars; 13 reviews)

The Graustark novels are stories of court intrigue, royal disguise, and romance similar to Anthony Hope's 1894 novel, The Prisoner of Zenda, and its sequels. They were popular best-sellers at the time they were published and the original editions are still readily available in used book shops. The novels gave their name to a fictional genre called Graustarkian: this genre contains tales of romance and intrigue usually featuring titled characters in small, fictional, Central European countries.

During the 1870's, Graustark's ruler, Prince Ganlook, was killed in a war with neighboring Axphain. As part of the ensuing peace treaty, Graustark agreed to pay a large indemnity to Axphain, to be due, with interest, in fifteen years. (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 29 min)

Chapters

MR. GRENFALL LORRY SEEKS ADVENTURE 29:46 Read by Maire Rhode
TWO STRANGERS IN A COACH 29:02 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
MISS GUGGENSLOCKER 39:14 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
THE INVITATION EXTENDED 27:18 Read by Maire Rhode
SENTIMENTAL EXCHANGE 26:47 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
GRAUSTARK 36:04 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
THE LADY IN THE CARRIAGE 21:19 Read by Maire Rhode
THE ABDUCTION OF A PRINCESS 30:06 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
THE EXPLOIT OF LORRY AND ANGUISH 19:44 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
YETIVE 29:31 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
LOVE IN A CASTLE 20:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
A WAR AND ITS CONSEQUENCES 13:13 Read by Christine Blachford
UNDER MOON AND MONASTERY 28:16 Read by Maire Rhode
THE EPISODE OF THE THRONE ROOM 17:35 Read by Cori Samuel
THE BETROTHAL 15:21 Read by Christine Blachford
A CLASH AND IT'S RESULT 15:45 Read by Christine Blachford
IN THE TOWER 14:07 Read by Christine Blachford
THE FLIGHT AT MIDNIGHT 17:25 Read by Christine Blachford
THE SOLDIER 27:39 Read by Maire Rhode
THE APPROACHING ORDEAL 17:11 Read by Christine Blachford
FROM A WINDOW ABOVE 24:53 Read by Maire Rhode
GRENFALL LORRY'S FOE 15:03 Read by Maire Rhode
THE VISITOR AT MIDNIGHT 25:17 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
OFF TO THE DUNGEON 18:02 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
BECAUSE I LOVE HIM 22:19 Read by Annise
THE GUESSING OF ANGUISH 14:38 Read by Cori Samuel
ON THE BALCONY AGAIN 19:09 Read by Maire Rhode
THE MAID OF GRAUSTARK 13:46 Read by Cori Samuel

Reviews


(2 stars)

Lucy Burgoyne totally ruined the book. Im sorry but I can't imagine listening to the whole book with her narrating so much of it! She's extremely hard to understand, very poor voice inflection & she has a dry mouth, smack smack. Story is probably ok for that time period. Shall I risk continuing?

Great book, one bad reader


(3 stars)

What an amazing book, and yet how is it ruined by that one reader Lucy Burgone! She should be banned from reading any interesting books on LibriVox. All the other readers did a great job.