The Last Entry


Read by Lee Smalley

(4.5 stars; 51 reviews)

This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his newly restored schooner, headed for the equator for the purpose of restoring his health. Also aboard are a captain and crew. Soon, distractions, diversions, discontent and much more occur. William Clark Russell (1844–1911) was an English writer best known for his nautical novels. ~ Lee Smalley (4 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Mr. and Miss Vanderholt 26:56 Read by Lee Smalley
Down River 25:37 Read by Lee Smalley
'Along of Bill' 29:26 Read by Lee Smalley
Captain Mary Lind 35:11 Read by Lee Smalley
On the Eve 24:30 Read by Lee Smalley
The Murders 28:05 Read by Lee Smalley
Captain Parry 27:29 Read by Lee Smalley
In Search 28:38 Read by Lee Smalley
The Discovery 39:19 Read by Lee Smalley

Reviews

Thank You Lee Smalley


(5 stars)

I listen to a wide variety of books, depending upon mood for the most part. However, I have never felt much interest in shipboard adventures. I'm not even sure why I downloaded Last Entry. All I can say, I definitely was not disappointed. Lee Smalley is an excellent reader. I thoroughly enjoyed his style. The descriptions of the boats and of life at sea brought me into a world I know practically nothing about. This surprised me most of all, the author's ability to make the reader feel present, aboard ship, during the 1830s. Great job!

Creative tale set on the sea


(5 stars)

Thank you Lee Smalley for reading this original tale and making it available to us! W. Clark Russell writes with enchanting word choices and phrases. No doubt about it, Russell is an authentic seaman and shares his knowledge in the story. A retired seaman outfits a yacht and talks his engaged daughter into going to sea with him to encourage his health. Tradegy befalls them. The story had me gasping in surprise several times and tearing up at others.

Bravo from Borneo


(4 stars)

Delightful seafaring tale and very capably narrated. As usual for the author there is great detail and description. It's easy to visualise every situation. Also great insight to sailing and life on board ship at the time. Loved the novels plot and jeopardy. Happy to recommend.

Great Reader, Okay Story


(4 stars)

Lee Smalley is another great reader to come out of LV. I enjoyed his reading very much. The story - not so much. It was a bit contrived to me. But to each his own. Thanks for bringing this one to life, Lee!

great short sea adventure


(5 stars)

the begging did not prepare me for the surprising end but it was a good one.

loved it


(4 stars)

if you like a good sea story, you will like this

Reader gets 5 stars story gets 4.5


(4.5 stars)

An absolutely superb story fabulously narrated


(4.5 stars)