The Copper Princess


Read by Betsie Bush

(4.8 stars; 18 reviews)

The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines is an adventure set in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The delightful story features a brave and wholesome hero struggling for his rightful copper mining inheritance against smugglers and bandits. He also encounters a beautiful and mysterious maiden who is caught in her father's secret crimes. [Summary by Brenda Price]

Note: This book contains racial comments that may be offensive to modern listeners. (5 hr 58 min)

Chapters

01 - Startling Introduction of Tom Trefethen 13:09 Read by Betsie Bush
02 - Peveril Ties Blacky's Record 12:28 Read by Betsie Bush
03 - A Varsity Stroke Strikes Adverse Fortune 12:11 Read by Betsie Bush
04 - Starting in Search of the Copper Princess 11:07 Read by Betsie Bush
05 - The Trefethens 11:52 Read by Betsie Bush
06 - A Mile Beneath the Surface 12:55 Read by Betsie Bush
07 - Cornwall to the Rescue 12:10 Read by Betsie Bush
08 - In the New Shaft 12:51 Read by Betsie Bush
09 - Winning a Friend by Sheer Pluck 11:41 Read by Betsie Bush
10 - Heroism Rewarded 11:37 Read by Betsie Bush
11 - Nelly Trefethen Finds a Letter 11:50 Read by Betsie Bush
12 - A Vision of the Cliffs 9:50 Read by Betsie Bush
13 - Log-Wreckers and Smugglers 12:03 Read by Betsie Bush
14 - A Vain Effort to Recover Stolen Property 11:51 Read by Betsie Bush
15 - Peveril in the Hands of his Enemies 12:29 Read by Betsie Bush
16 - Lost in a Prehistoric Mine 10:55 Read by Betsie Bush
17 - Underground Wanderings 11:54 Read by Betsie Bush
18 - From One Trap into Another 11:38 Read by Betsie Bush
19 - Darrell's Folly and its Owner 10:15 Read by Betsie Bush
20 - Peveril is Taken for a Ghost 11:39 Read by Betsie Bush
21 - Mike Connell to the Rescue 12:46 Read by Betsie Bush
22 - The Signal is Changed 12:03 Read by Betsie Bush
23 - A Battle with Smugglers 11:36 Read by Betsie Bush
24 - Connell Makes Good His Escape 11:17 Read by Betsie Bush
25 - A Sea Fight on Lake Superior 11:50 Read by Betsie Bush
26 - First News of the Copper Princess 12:20 Read by Betsie Bush
27 - A Night with a Madman 12:01 Read by Betsie Bush
28 - Left in Sole Possession 12:26 Read by Betsie Bush
29 - A Royal Name for a Royal Mine 13:57 Read by Betsie Bush
30 - Peveril Acquires an Unshared Interest 11:56 Read by Betsie Bush

Reviews

A good story pleasantly read


(5 stars)

Agree with previous reviewer on both counts. This is a very good story. Very pleasant throughout - different from the usual mining story genre, which, more often than not, is gloomy and dismal. The reader has a soft and pleasant voice, and read well. I particularly enjoyed hearing the Cornish miner accents - the reader made it quite realistic, and very entertaining!

Great Lakes fiction


(5 stars)

@ListeninginChicago, I'm so glad you enjoyed this book; I did too! I've been tracking down other Great Lakes fiction books, so keep an eye open for the Samuel Merwin books--The Merry Anne and Calumet K, which are both set in Chicago and Michigan,

Fun adventure for young boys (and girls)


(4 stars)

This was a fun adventure - with an admirable hero and plenty of excitement, plus a chance to learn about mining in the late 1800's. Betsie Bush does an excellent job reading this solo project for Librivox.


(5 stars)

adventure, riches-to-rags-and back again....a sorta horatio alger story....well read....waiting for the argh whenever the privates made an appearance...

great story


(5 stars)

a sweet story with character held in honor.