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Tales from the Works of G.A.Henty

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George Alfred Henty was an English newspaper correspondent who became a prolific author of, predominantly, adventure stories for boys. Most were based on true historical events. In this volume, published posthumously, we are presented with thirteen signature stories taken from within his novels. We are taken to India, to Canada, aboard a plague ship and back to Hannibal's army. We confront the Chinese, the Black Death and numerous brushes with death in these gripping tales, which give us a taste of Henty's storytelling mastery. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (4 hr 15 min)


The Mate's Story from 'The Plague Ship'


Read by John-Paul Nelson

The Explosion in the Vaughan Pit from 'Facing Death'


Read by Gillian Hendrie

The Red Captain from 'One of the 28th'


Read by aniroo

A Wife's Stratagem from 'In Freedom's Cause'


Read by Scott Kelley

Kindness Rewarded from 'Captain Bayley's Heir'


Read by ToddHW

A Battle with Wolves from 'The Young Cathaginian'


Read by Rachel

A Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal from 'A Chapter of Adventures'


Read by ToddHW

The Flood in Pine-Tree Gulch from 'Tales of Daring and Danger'


Read by Patrick Saville

A Brush with the Chinese from 'Tales of Daring and Danger'


Read by ChessKnight

The Black Death from 'St. George for England'


Read by ChessKnight

The White Ship from 'The Reign of Terror'


Read by Dale Grothmann

The Child's Return from 'With Wolfe in Canada'


Read by ToddHW

The Black Hole of Calcutta from 'With Clive in India'


Read by Lynne T


Enjoyable and fun experience!

(5 Sterne)

Listened to this book a couple of times on a 300 mile car ride. I thought all the readers did a wonderful job, and voice acting fit each of their respective roles splendidly. Had a lot of fun with this one! Many thanks, readers! JDW


(5 Sterne)

Most all of the stories are edge-of-your-seat kind. I recommend all Henty books.

Entertaining excerpts from Henty

(5 Sterne)

Entertaining excerpts from Henty. Whether you have read the whole novels or none of them, the excerpts are enjoyable. Enjoy!


(4 Sterne)

G.A. Gentry was an old white male living before slaves were emancipated by Bill Clinton in 1992. Purely based on the time he lived in, all his writing is irreparably tainted by endemic structural raycysm and Heternormativity. The only solution is to ban this and all other literature written before 1992 when Bill Clinton signed the 14th amendment into law. Anything before then is written by boomers who are raycyst and Stoopid and old