The Protector


Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 66 reviews)

Harold Bindloss, while born in England, based most of his novels in western Canada, and The Protector is based primarily in and around Vancouver and Victoria.

There is often danger involved in the mining and timber industries north of Vancouver, and there is also danger in the trust given to people who own and operate these mines and timber lands. And finding one's way in locating them can be equally as difficult as well. Wallace Vane and his trusted friend Carroll seemed to encounter these dangers in a seemingly endless journey both for business purposes and for adventure in their search for adequate timber land which they had inadvertently heard of.

What is the driving force behind Wallace Vane? Did he regret leaving his home country and the people he knew when he left England, therefore had something to prove, but didn't even realize it himself? Was it simply a secret joy that he received whenever he observed the beauty of his adopted country with its mountains, forests, and crystal clear water? Perhaps it was his reasonable success in the lumber industry? Or was it something deeper within him? Something, perhaps, that he didn't even recognize himself? (Introduction by Roger Melin) (9 hr 31 min)

Chapters

01 - A Friend in Need 22:20 Read by Roger Melin
02 - A Breeze of Wind 22:53 Read by Roger Melin
03 - An Afternoon Ashore 15:59 Read by Roger Melin
04 - A Change of Environment 18:20 Read by Roger Melin
05 - The Old Country 15:16 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Upon the Heights 19:25 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Storm-Stayed 18:57 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Lucy Vane 16:17 Read by Roger Melin
09 - Chisolm Proves Amenable 12:43 Read by Roger Melin
10 - With the Otter Hounds 23:37 Read by Roger Melin
11 - Vane Withdraws 22:51 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Vane Grows Restless 14:04 Read by Roger Melin
13 - A New Project 17:32 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Vane Sails North 11:39 Read by Roger Melin
15 - The First Misadventure 14:45 Read by Roger Melin
16 - The Bush 16:18 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Vane Postpones the Search 11:38 Read by Roger Melin
18 - Jessie Confers a Favour 17:03 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Vane Foresees Trouble 15:06 Read by Roger Melin
20 - The Flood 11:45 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Vane Yields a Point 22:12 Read by Roger Melin
22 - Evelyn Goes for a Sail 16:49 Read by Roger Melin
23 - Vane Proves Obdurate 20:01 Read by Roger Melin
24 - Jessie Strikes 22:59 Read by Roger Melin
25 - The Intercepted Letter 20:02 Read by Roger Melin
26 - On the Trail 12:13 Read by Roger Melin
27 - The End of the Search 26:48 Read by Roger Melin
28 - Carroll Seeks Help 23:32 Read by Roger Melin
29 - Jessie's Contrition 26:27 Read by Roger Melin
30 - Convincing Testimony 19:04 Read by Roger Melin
31 - Vane is Reinstated 22:41 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

excellent reading, great story


(5 stars)

In an age when those who themselves are incapable of great things criticize and undercut those who have done and do those things, it is a balm to hear a story about how real men act, and have often acted throughout history. Although this is fiction, it is rooted in the way men have worked and pushed themselves to conquer the challenges of their day. People who judge it as archaic, and use idiot phrases like "toxic masculinity", will not live long enough to see the stupidity and insanity of this age judged even more harshly by future generations. Great story, great reading.

exciting adventure story, with love..


(5 stars)

wonderful tale..great job as always from mr melin..thank you !

awesome guy ..


(5 stars)

very GOOD , thank for for great story !!! thank you again & again for your precious time like a movie ... I (watched), listened again ..


(5 stars)

Good story! I would have liked one more chapter as it seemed to end abruptly.


(4 stars)

Good reader. Fun albeit predictable story.