The Rider on the White Horse

Read by Availle

(4.5 stars; 11 reviews)

Hauke Haien, a young man of 24 years, has just beome dikemaster in Northern Frisia. Against the resistance of many of the townfolk, he has a new dike built, not according to the old customs, but to his own specifications. For years, everything goes well, but when the big storm hits the land, a small oversight will cost him dearly.

Storm tells the life of Hauke Haien from his beginnings as the clever son of a small landowner to his rise as dikemaster, where Hauke has to weather many storms - both literally and figuratively speaking. The story inside a story inside a story is considered Theodor Storm's masterpiece. (Summary by Availle) (4 hr 28 min)


Section 1 11:37 Read by Availle
Section 2 30:17 Read by Availle
Section 3 22:48 Read by Availle
Section 4 22:19 Read by Availle
Section 5 31:41 Read by Availle
Section 6 27:33 Read by Availle
Section 7 29:17 Read by Availle
Section 8 26:04 Read by Availle
Section 9 22:03 Read by Availle
Section 10 18:31 Read by Availle
Section 11 26:09 Read by Availle


Fine novel

(5 stars)

A compelling tale of ambition, love and tragedy. The fine writing brings the lives and conflicts of the village into sharp focus. The tension really ramps up in the final chapters, and the message in the last chapter is as true today as ever. Another superb reading by Availle.

(5 stars)

I love this story. Especially on cold, foggy winter nights. A tale of old about hard working people, with some superstition and horror sprinkled in... what's not to like?

Riveting Story

(5 stars)

This is an excellent story and the reader is wonderful. I listened to this to the bitter end. Good tale.