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Dick Sands the Boy Captain

Gelesen von Alex C. Telander

(4,201 Sterne; 152 Bewertungen)

Dick Sands, a youth of fifteen, must assume command of a ship after the disappearance of its captain. Nature’s forces combined with evil doings of men lead him and his companions to many dangerous adventures on sea and in Central Africa. (8 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Part The First - I - The “Pilgrim”

15:51

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Part The First - II - The Apprentice

10:28

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Part The First - III - A Rescue

11:33

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Part The First - IV - The Survivors of the “Waldeck”

8:45

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Part The First - V - Dingo’s Sagacity

17:17

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Part The First - VI - A Whale in Sight

13:34

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Part The First - VII - Preparations for an Attack

10:11

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Part The First - VIII - A Catastrophe

13:41

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Part The First - IX - Dick’s Promotion

10:09

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Part The First - X - The New Crew

15:44

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Part The First - XI - Rough Weather

15:51

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Part The First - XII - Hope Revived

14:08

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Part The First - XIII - Land at Last

16:11

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Part The First - XIV - Ashore

16:47

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Part The First - XV - A Stranger

16:34

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Part The First - XVI - Through the Forest

16:21

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Part The First - XVII - Misgivings

14:56

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Part The First - XVIII - A Terrible Discovery

12:37

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Part The Second - I - The dark Continent

18:11

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Part The Second - II - Accomplices

13:07

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Part The Second - III - On the March again

15:09

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Part The Second - IV - Rough Travelling

13:58

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Part The Second - V - White Ants

13:30

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Part The Second - VI - A Diving-bell

14:18

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Part The Second - VII - A Slave Caravan

14:09

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Part The Second - VIII - Notes by the Way

13:55

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Part The Second - IX - Kazande

13:46

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Part The Second - X - Market-day

14:55

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Part The Second - XI - A Bowl of Punch

13:19

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Part The Second - XII - Royal Obsequies

13:53

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Part The Second - XIII - In Captivity

10:28

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Part The Second - XIV - A Ray of Hope

17:08

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Part The Second - XV - An exciting Chase

13:16

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Part The Second - XVI - A Magician

10:50

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Part The Second - XVII - Drifting down the Stream

12:09

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Part The Second - XVIII - An anxious Voyage

13:33

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Part The Second - XIX - An Attack

11:38

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Part The Second - XX - A happy Reunion

5:20

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Bewertungen

Another delicious nautical tale...

(4 Sterne)

Wonderful tale! I loved it. The reader has a pleasing baritone voice with a nice slight accent, but he needs to slow down a bit so we can savor the author's words.

Adventures and perils galor! Imperfect but fun.

(3,5 Sterne)

This is not one of Jules Verne’s science fiction works, but a (fairly) realistic tale, one half sea-faring and one half African bushwhacking. This book full of hair-raising adventures is geared toward children, which may excuse Verne’s cartoonish characters and absurd plot elements, although you will be the judge. (A dog who can spell? Really?) Still, he manages to make us care about his characters, and to bite our nails in suspense over their multitudinous perils. If you can overlook some silliness, it’s an entertaining yarn. Verne is less racist than many other authors of his time. He deals condescendingly but not unkindly with his African American freedmen but is pretty horrible in his treatment of Africans. If you can’t overlook opinions and attitudes common at the time but deeply offensive today, you might want to skip it. As to the reader: he does rush, and in doing so he slurs or swallows some words. It does render some words and sentences unintelligible, but did not greatly affect my understanding of the story. His voice is rather pleasant, and I thank him for his time and effort bringing this exciting story to our ears.

Slave trade

(5 Sterne)

The book is excellent, although it spends a lot of words on the description of slave trade at the time and might be hard for some people to stomach. There is a lot of historical information about African explorers that I found interesting. I wouldn't recommend this book for children. I like the tone of the reader's voice, but he talks way too fast.

(4,5 Sterne)

Great book, reader did go too fast, lost his pronunciation of many words in his haste, he had good recording and he would be a great reader if he didn't lose his appeal by reading so fast you didn't get a chance to enjoy the work.

(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed the book very much; however, my only complaint was with the narration. The narrator spoke much too fast, other than that one complaint, I am satisfied with this book. Joseph G Krestan Jr., Louisville, Ky 6 April 2017

A great adventure story!

(5 Sterne)

This story is in the same vein as H R Haggard. Very enjoyable, with a lot of attention to details, (for that era). the reader did a pretty good job. Thank you for your work.

(2 Sterne)

The book seems OK altho I didn't finish it. I had to stop because the pace was WAY to fast to be enjoyable. I know it is hard work tho.

ABRUPT ENDING

(3,5 Sterne)

Fun story despite the quick end. I realize that this is fiction, but rounding the horn without knowing it is a bit of a reach, even for Verne.