The Seats of The Mighty


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(4.6 stars; 5 reviews)

For the time of his story Mr. Parker has chosen the most absorbing period of the romantic eighteenth-century history of Quebec. The curtain rises soon after General Braddock's defeat in Virginia, and the hero, a prisoner in Quebec, curiously entangled in the intrigues of La Pompadour, becomes a part of a strange history, full of adventure and the stress of peril, which culminates only after Wolfe's victory over Montcalm. The material offered by the life and history of old Quebec has never been utilized for the purposes of fiction with the command of plot and incident, the mastery of local color, and the splendid realization of dramatic situations shown in this distinguished and moving romance. The illustrations preserve the atmosphere of the text, for they present the famous buildings, gates, and battle grounds as they appeared at the time of the hero's imprisonment in Quebec. (Summary by D. Appleton and Company, 1896)

Cast:
Narrator, Captain Lancy, Sir John Godric, Scarat, Mr. Stevens, Officer Kingdon, Sailor, Midshipman: Michael Reuss
Captain Robert Moray: Robert Hoffman
Madamoiselle Alixe Duvarney: Amanda Friday
Monsieur Doltaire: NoelBadrian
Gabord: Algy Pug
General Wolfe, The Surgeon, Bishop: Martin Geeson
Intendant Francois Bigot, Chevalier de la Darante, The Voice: Ron Altman
Intendant Francois Bigot, Servant, Commandant Ramesay, The Intendant's Valet, Bamboir, Sentinal, General Murray: ToddHW
Governor Marquis de Vaudreuil, John Mitchell, Grandfather: AllenJohns
Voban: DublinGothic
Seigneur Duvarney: Chuck Williamson
Madame Duvarney, Mathilde, Singers, Mother Superior: MJ Franck
Marquis de Montcalm: Ernst Pattynama
Babette: CaprishaPage
Mr. Wainfleet, Women Singers, Farmer's Son: TriciaG
Madame Cournal, Madame Jamond: April Gonzales
Madame Cournal: Tisha Bordon
Juste Duvarney, Sailor Jack, Officer: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Jeanie: Availle
Prophet Man, Officer Legrand: csjesi1
Guard, Jean Labrouk, Sentinal at Gate 1, Sentinal at Gate 2, Sentinal at Chateau St. Louis, Soldier: Kristingj

Audio edited by: ToddHW (13 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Book Intro, Cast Intro, Prelude Intro, Prelude 7:06 Read by ToddHW
Chapter 01 29:42 Read by Amanda Friday
Chapter 02 36:10 Read by ToddHW
Chapter 03 25:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 04 29:09 Read by Martin Geeson
Chapter 05 7:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 06 38:14 Read by K.G.Cross
Chapter 07 17:25 Read by K.G.Cross
Chapter 08 7:03 Read by Ron Altman
Chapter 09 26:38 Read by K.G.Cross
Chapter 10 38:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 23:56 Read by Ernst Pattynama
Chapter 12 37:24 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter 13 31:04 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter 14 44:50 Read by TriciaG
Chapter 15 24:12 Read by Martin Geeson
Chapter 16 24:33 Read by Tisha Bordon
Chapter 17 20:48 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter 18 11:37 Read by TriciaG
Chapter 19 36:59 Read by Martin Geeson
Chapter 20 36:56 Read by Availle
Chapter 21 16:33 Read by ToddHW
Chapter 22 33:33 Read by csjesi1
Chapter 23 37:40 Read by TriciaG
Chapter 24 33:52 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter 25 24:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 51:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 14:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 29:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 15:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 6:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Great story


(4 stars)

Loved the story. Tonnes of adventure & intrigue with a love story as a strong sub-plot. Unfortunately the main reader & others chose to put on very poorly done fake accents, & this was distractingly annoying. I do appreciate that it's a lot of work & time to make these recordings, but no one expects readers to have regional accents, so just let it be! At the same time, do please pronounce important words, like "Quebec" (Kwe-'bek, not " 'Kay-bek" correctly. Anyway, if you aren't bothered by this pet peeve of mine, you'll probably enjoy the recording very much.

Whoa


(5 stars)

Nice! Great job by all the actors, some may even want to consider going pro, not gonna say who but I bet you all know ;)

Thank you!


(5 stars)

Thank you very much for posting this audiobook.