The Rover Boys in the Jungle


Read by Bellona Times

(4 stars; 41 reviews)

Third entry in the then-popular boys' adventure series has the Rover brothers (Tom, Dick, & Sam) heading to Africa to search for their long-missing father, after a few more adventures at their upstate New York boarding school, Putnam Hall. - Summary by BellonaTimes (5 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Introduction 2:06 Read by Bellona Times
Unpleasant News 10:29 Read by Bellona Times
Newcomers at the Academy 12:15 Read by Bellona Times
An Old Enemy Turns Up 11:19 Read by Bellona Times
The Chase on the Lake 11:35 Read by Bellona Times
Fun and an Explosion 11:02 Read by Bellona Times
The Strange Figure in the Hallway 9:48 Read by Bellona Times
Who Was Guilty? 11:03 Read by Bellona Times
In Which Alexander Pop Runs Away 10:18 Read by Bellona Times
The Rover Boys on Wheels 10:49 Read by Bellona Times
A Strange Message from the Sea 11:41 Read by Bellona Times
The Rovers Reach a Conclusion 11:38 Read by Bellona Times
Off for Africa 11:27 Read by Bellona Times
A Rescue in MidOcean 10:41 Read by Bellona Times
A Strange Meeting in Boma 12:20 Read by Bellona Times
Captain Villaires Little Plot 12:41 Read by Bellona Times
The Start up the Congo 11:41 Read by Bellona Times
The Attack at the Hostelry 9:26 Read by Bellona Times
A Demand of Importance 9:06 Read by Bellona Times
What Happened to Tom and Sam 10:22 Read by Bellona Times
The Fight at the Old Fort 11:14 Read by Bellona Times
Into the Heart of Africa 7:55 Read by Bellona Times
A Hurricane 9:42 Read by Bellona Times
Dick Meets an Old Enemy 6:16 Read by Bellona Times
Josiah Crabtree Makes a Move 8:31 Read by Bellona Times
Dick and the Lion 6:58 Read by Bellona Times
The Last of Josiah Crabtree 9:39 Read by Bellona Times
The Journey to the Mountain 6:24 Read by Bellona Times
King Susko 4:32 Read by Bellona Times
The Village on the Mountain 7:02 Read by Bellona Times
Finding the LongLost 5:33 Read by Bellona Times
Conclusion 6:58 Read by Bellona Times

Reviews

Disappointing


(2 stars)

This was definitely a product of its times. It was probably much enjoyed by the boys of the late 1800's but the more I listened the less I liked it. The main characters were flat, though likeable in the early chapters, but I lost respect for them after their arrival in Africa. The plot was predictable, racial superiority and stereotypes abounded, and the writing was uninspired and uninspiring. I won't be listening to more in this series. The narration was stilted, although the reader made a good effort with his voicing. Many thanks to him for his hard work.

Fun, but racist at parts


(3 stars)

I love light, fun stories like this. The narration is good too. The main downside has to do with how the authors portray the Africans they encounter. I also warn that the protagonists feel free to harshly treat their enemies well beyond what most modern readers would feel is fair. In the end, just keep in mind that this was written in the 19th century and the views of the authors will (hopefully) differ from yours in some respects.