The Hidden Hand


Read by Bridget Gaige

(4.8 stars; 211 reviews)

"If you will listen to this book, you will meet a cast of unforgettable characters, as different from one another as the sun and moon. But they have one thing in common - all of them hide many, many secrets. The plot of this book is full of twists which may leave you guessing until the end. Bridget's lively reading adds much to the joy of listening to this book." (Summary by Stav Nisser) (16 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 - The Nocturnal Visit 17:15 Read by Bridget Gaige
02 - The Masks 32:30 Read by Bridget Gaige
03 - The Quest 4:33 Read by Bridget Gaige
04 - Capitola 8:48 Read by Bridget Gaige
05 - The Discovery 7:13 Read by Bridget Gaige
06 - A Short, Sad Story 12:31 Read by Bridget Gaige
07 - Metamorphosis of the Newsboy 11:17 Read by Bridget Gaige
08 - Herbert Grayson 13:39 Read by Bridget Gaige
09 - Marah Rocke 22:40 Read by Bridget Gaige
10 - The Room of the Trap-Door 13:23 Read by Bridget Gaige
11 - A Mystery and a Storm at Hurricane Hall 17:53 Read by Bridget Gaige
12 - Marah's Dream 11:23 Read by Bridget Gaige
13 - Marah's Memories 15:46 Read by Bridget Gaige
14 - The Wasting Heart 16:10 Read by Bridget Gaige
15 - Cap's Country Capers 12:05 Read by Bridget Gaige
16 - Cap's Fearful Adventure 8:56 Read by Bridget Gaige
17 - Another Storm at Hurricane Hall 20:09 Read by Bridget Gaige
18 - The Doctor's Daughter 11:25 Read by Bridget Gaige
19 - The Resigned Soul 9:24 Read by Bridget Gaige
20 - The Outlaw's Rendezvous 13:21 Read by Bridget Gaige
21 - Gabriel LeNoir 7:34 Read by Bridget Gaige
22 - The Smuggler and Capitola 27:07 Read by Bridget Gaige
23 - The Boy's Love 17:11 Read by Bridget Gaige
24 - Capitola's Mother 19:29 Read by Bridget Gaige
25 - Cap's Tricks and Perils 21:09 Read by Bridget Gaige
26 - The Peril and the Pluck of Capitola 16:21 Read by Bridget Gaige
27 - Seeking His Fortune 18:43 Read by Bridget Gaige
28 - A Panic in the Outlaw's Den 23:21 Read by Bridget Gaige
29 - The Victory Over Death 24:32 Read by Bridget Gaige
30 - The Orphan 17:55 Read by Bridget Gaige
31 - The Orphan's Trial 34:06 Read by Bridget Gaige
32 - Old Hurricane Storms 15:19 Read by Bridget Gaige
33 - Cap's Visit to the Hidden House 11:48 Read by Bridget Gaige
34 - The Hidden Hollow 12:14 Read by Bridget Gaige
35 - The Hidden House 11:09 Read by Bridget Gaige
36 - The Inmate of the Hidden House 12:51 Read by Bridget Gaige
37 - Cap's Return 10:03 Read by Bridget Gaige
38 - Another Mystery at the Hidden House 5:56 Read by Bridget Gaige
39 - Cap Frees the Captive 35:15 Read by Bridget Gaige
40 - Cap in Captivity 17:42 Read by Bridget Gaige
41 - An Unexpected Visitor at Marah's Cottage 16:39 Read by Bridget Gaige
42 - Cap "Rests on her Laurels" and "Spoils for a Fight." 13:57 Read by Bridget Gaige
43 - Black Donald 13:25 Read by Bridget Gaige
44 - Glory 15:11 Read by Bridget Gaige
45 - Cap Captivates a Craven 25:59 Read by Bridget Gaige
46 - Cap's Rage 18:00 Read by Bridget Gaige
47 - Capitola Caps the Climax 20:36 Read by Bridget Gaige
48 - Black Donald's Last Attempt 11:29 Read by Bridget Gaige
49 - The Awful Peril of Capitola 21:08 Read by Bridget Gaige
50 - The Next Morning 12:04 Read by Bridget Gaige
51 - A Fatal Hatred 28:44 Read by Bridget Gaige
52 - The Court-Martial 10:03 Read by Bridget Gaige
53 - The Verdict 14:15 Read by Bridget Gaige
54 - The End of the War 15:25 Read by Bridget Gaige
55 - The Fortunate Bath 14:24 Read by Bridget Gaige
56 - The Mysterious Maniac 11:58 Read by Bridget Gaige
57 - The Maniac's Story 10:58 Read by Bridget Gaige
58 - End of the Lady's Story 20:12 Read by Bridget Gaige
59 - Prospects Brighten 14:10 Read by Bridget Gaige
60 - Capitola a Capitalist 23:20 Read by Bridget Gaige
61 - "There shall be light at the eventide."-Holy Bible. 21:21 Read by Bridget Gaige

Reviews

great fun!


(5 stars)

This is a great read. If you like 1800s fiction, this is a must. Along the lines of a serial story or a dime novel but wonderfully, agonizingly long. A story with a high moral,which tends to turn people off, but such rollicking, fun characters! Fantastical, sad, funny - it takes you the whole way around. My only complaint is the reader's pronunciations get a bit off and she's sometimes rather toneless. Still worth it, though!

Excellent


(5 stars)

This was a really good story. I think the hidden hand could also mean the hidden hand of God as there was often divine intervention going on. Although not a religious person myself, I thought that the religious undertones were done very well. The story is riveting and I truly enjoyed it. I have listened to a few other narrations by Bridget and she does a nice job. Her voice is well suited to the character of Cap.


(5 stars)

amazing story! with many twist and turns in plot...great reader..looking forward to listening to more of her works. THANKS!


(5 stars)

Absolutely excellent book. author is amazing in how they are able to captivate the reader. I love the sense of humor in the characters, especially Capitola. I would also recommend other books by this same author. also wish more books from this author would be recorded in here such as "Ishmael" and "Self Raised" and if they get recorded I want the same reader to do them.

Most Excellent


(5 stars)

Excellent book! The reader, Bridget, did a superb job, clearly and quickly reading this novel. I throughly enjoyed listening to this book.


(5 stars)

This book is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read a wonderful wonderful story I think everyone should read this book

Very Good!


(5 stars)

Very good book! The reader was perfect, and I loved how everything tied together!

Mixed emotions with this book


(4 stars)

I liked it a lot but it was hard to listen to, so tragic are many of the occurences in the book. A nurse is kidnapped and delivers a set of twins in secret. She is begged by the mother to take one of the twins with her and 'save her.' Years later, the nurse on her deathbed tells her story to a local military man, hoping to find justice for the child she raised who is now without a friend in the world. The man determines to save the child and see to it that justice is done. Thus begins an up and down story where just as you think things will be okay, they take a tragic turn for the worse again. It was an emotional rollercoaster. Reading was very good.