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Child of Storm

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(4,519 Sterne; 53 Bewertungen)

Child of Storm is a 1913 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot is set in 1854-56 and concerns Quatermain hunting in Zululand and getting involved with Mameema, a beautiful African girl who causes great turmoil in the Zulu kingdom. The novel is the second in a trilogy by Haggard involving the collapse of the Zulu kingdom and featuring the dwarf Zikali. The first book is Marie, and the third, Finished. The story takes place against the real life struggle between Cetshwayo and Umbelazi, the two sons of the Zulu king Mpande (called "Panda" in the novel). The events culminate in the Battle of Ndondakusuka (here called the "Battle of the Tugela") in 1856. Real life people such as Panda, Cetshwayo, and John Robert Dunn appear as characters. - Summary by wikipedia (10 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Allan Quartermain Hears of Mameena

35:40

Read by Elsie Selwyn

The Moonshine of Zikali

34:48

Read by Elsie Selwyn

The Buffalo with the Cleft Horn

23:50

Read by Elsie Selwyn

Mameena

43:40

Read by Keith Salis

Two Bucks and the Doe

28:42

Read by Keith Salis

The Ambush

40:36

Read by Keith Salis

Saduko Brings the Marriage Gift

26:51

Read by Keith Salis

The King's Daughter

42:06

Read by Keith Salis

Allan Returns to Zululand

40:20

Read by Keith Salis

The Smelling-Out

45:50

Read by Keith Salis

The Sin of Umbelazi

41:03

Read by Keith Salis

PAnda’s Prayer

34:27

Read by Keith Salis

UMbelazi the Fallen

47:40

Read by Keith Salis

Umbezi and the Blood Royal

21:55

Read by Keith Salis

Mameena Claims the Kiss Part 1

33:11

Read by Keith Salis

Mameena Claims the Kiss Part 2

38:44

Read by Keith Salis

Mameena—Mameena—Mameena!

23:51

Read by Lynne T

Bewertungen

(2 Sterne)

It would be better to have a single person read the entire text. If the narrative character in the text is predominantly male, have a male reader. It’s rather distracting otherwise. It might be worthwhile for the readers to read the book prior to taping so that they know all of the words they’re expected to say and are familiar with the pronunciation. (“Auto-mon”, for “automaton”!). Perhaps offer a guide so that if you MUST have different readers, at least they all pronounce everything the same.

(4 Sterne)

great book briliant male reader a shame for the woman who I can't bare to fast to height toned

it's a nice book if you are into Henry Rider haggard

(5 Sterne)

(4,5 Sterne)

I love getting lost in Haggard's Africa

(5 Sterne)

Excellent story well read. Thank you!