The Golden Silence


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(4.6 stars; 27 reviews)

Trying to get away from an engagement he had got himself into more or less against his will, Stephen Knight travels to Algiers to visit his old friend Nevill. On the journey there he meets the charming and beautiful Victoria. She is on her way to Algiers to search for her sister, who had disappeared years ago after marrying an Arab nobleman. With the support of his friend, Stephen Knight decides to help the girl - but when she also disappears, the adventure begins... (Summary by Carolin) (20 hr 7 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 34:15 Read by Jules Hawryluk
02 - Chapter II 26:19 Read by Mike Pelton
03 - Chapter III 13:36 Read by Mike Pelton
04 - Chapter IV 22:35 Read by Jules Hawryluk
05 - Chapter V 48:34 Read by Jules Hawryluk
06 - Chapter VI 15:30 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
07 - Chapter VII 17:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
08 - Chapter VIII 19:08 Read by Derrick Coetzee
09 - Chapter IX 23:42 Read by Jules Hawryluk
10 - Chapter X 24:05 Read by Jules Hawryluk
11 - Chapter XI 19:55 Read by Jules Hawryluk
12 - Chapter XII 18:44 Read by Jules Hawryluk
13 - Chapter XIII 11:14 Read by John W. Michaels
14 - Chapter XIV 16:00 Read by Jules Hawryluk
15 - Chapter XV 25:28 Read by Jules Hawryluk
16 - Chapter XVI 32:57 Read by Jules Hawryluk
17 - Chapter XVII 19:08 Read by John W. Michaels
18 - Chapter XVIII 11:21 Read by Kristin G.
19 - Chapter XIX 32:38 Read by Jules Hawryluk
20 - Chapter XX 17:50 Read by Jules Hawryluk
21 - Chapter XXI 23:58 Read by Jules Hawryluk
22 - Chapter XXII 20:56 Read by Jules Hawryluk
23 - Chapter XXIII 12:45 Read by Jules Hawryluk
24 - Chapter XXIV 24:53 Read by Jules Hawryluk
25 - Chapter XXV 22:25 Read by Jules Hawryluk
26 - Chapter XXVI 18:15 Read by Jules Hawryluk
27 - Chapter XXVII 31:41 Read by Jules Hawryluk
28 - Chapter XXVIII 27:34 Read by Jules Hawryluk
29 - Chapter XXIX 31:34 Read by Jules Hawryluk
30 - Chapter XXX 30:34 Read by Jules Hawryluk
31- Chapter XXXI 15:05 Read by Jules Hawryluk
32 - Chapter XXXII 8:16 Read by Jules Hawryluk
33 - Chapter XXXIII 24:20 Read by Jules Hawryluk
34 - Chapter XXXIV 7:57 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
35 - Chapter XXXV 10:11 Read by Jules Hawryluk
36 - Chapter XXXVI 30:47 Read by Jules Hawryluk
37 - Chapter XXXVII 28:56 Read by Jules Hawryluk
38 - Chapter XXXVIII 31:33 Read by Jules Hawryluk
39 - Chapter XXXIX 19:41 Read by Jules Hawryluk
40 - Chapter XL 20:45 Read by Jules Hawryluk
41 - Chapter XLI 12:14 Read by Jules Hawryluk
42 - Chapter XLII 13:31 Read by Jules Hawryluk
43 - Chapter XLIII 25:00 Read by Jules Hawryluk
44 - Chapter XLIV 18:35 Read by Jules Hawryluk
45 - Chapter XLV 19:45 Read by Jules Hawryluk
46 - Chapter XLVI 23:38 Read by Jules Hawryluk
47 - Chapter XLVII 30:29 Read by Jules Hawryluk
48 - Chapter XLVIII 25:33 Read by Jules Hawryluk
49 - Chapter XLIX 26:47 Read by Jules Hawryluk
50 - Chapter L 26:55 Read by Jules Hawryluk
51 - Chapter LI 49:18 Read by Jules Hawryluk
52 - Chapter LII 43:00 Read by Jules Hawryluk

Reviews

Surprisingly Very Good!


(5 stars)

I wasn't sure what to expect and decided to listen to this obscure book based on the comments, and was very surprised at how good it was -- from beginning to end! It's got a lot to offer: great story, adventure, beautifully defined Arab culture and landscape of the Algerian desert, and a bit of good philosophy. At first I thought I was not going to like the predominant reader from Ontario, but I think now he's one of my favorites. He mixes up the character dialog in a very interesting and subtle way and does a great female voice. And the book is long, which helped me for several nights from my bad habit of watching USA's horrible cable tv! Highly recommend!

Adventures in Algeria


(5 stars)

This story starts out a bit slow but picks up the pace very quickly. It has romance, adventure and intrigue in it. I enjoyed the story and the narration was good. Some different narrators but Jules Hawryluk narrated most of it and he has a really nice tone to his voice. Please keep up the good work Jules! Be warned there are some very racially insensitive words used in this story, unfortunately, I am sure in the 1800's they were used.

Hidden gem


(5 stars)

How unexpectedly enjoyable! A very engaging story, so despite the main reader's horrible reading (he sounds as if he's being forced to read, & really resents it) I thoroughly enjoyed it. I just wish one of the other male readers would have done the whole thing.

over done melodrama


(1.5 stars)

I have listened to other books by this author & enjoyed them, but this one doesn’t measure up to the others. Narration was fine, but the story line was hard to endure.

riveting story


(5 stars)

generally well read though the chapters read by the lady who obviously has English as a second language were a bit painful

slow but good


(3.5 stars)

It started out really slow then picked up and was really good at the end. Jules is a splendid reader!


(5 stars)

Amazing 19th C story of Arabia