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The Light That Failed

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(3,5 Sterne; 7 Bewertungen)

This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman.

It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his love for Maisie, the obstacles those closest to him meet when a very independent man fights becoming dependent and finally the life changes Dick faces as his eyes fail him.(summary by Magdalene) (7 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

23:36

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

Chapter 02

21:03

Read by grace4him

Chapter 03

24:13

Read by TriciaG

Chapter 04 Pt 1

14:19

Read by LoraBeth Davis

Chapter 04 Pt 2

14:13

Read by LoraBeth Davis

Chapter 05

23:38

Read by LoraBeth Davis

Chapter 06 Pt 1

15:04

Read by Elli

Chapter 06 Pt 2

11:17

Read by Elli

Chapter 07 Pt 1

26:45

Read by TriciaG

Chapter 07 Pt 2

12:33

Read by TriciaG

Chapter 08 Pt 1

20:52

Read by Zarnaz

Chapter 08 Pt 2

20:08

Read by Zarnaz

Chapter 09 Pt 1

17:27

Read by Ted Nugent

Chapter 09 Pt 2

16:12

Read by Richard Kilmer

Chapter 10

20:07

Read by Gary Coy

Chapter 11

22:50

Read by Richard Kilmer

Chapter 12

17:23

Read by Richard Kilmer

Chapter 13 Pt 1

24:20

Read by Zarnaz

Chapter 13 Pt 2

16:56

Read by Zarnaz

Chapter 14 Pt 1

21:44

Read by Jessi

Chapter 14 Pt 2

21:59

Read by Jessi

Chapter 14 Pt 3

21:11

Read by Jessi

Chapter 15 Pt 1

20:26

Read by Magdalena

Chapter 15 Pt 2

18:22

Read by Magdalena

Bewertungen

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(0,5 Sterne)

An excellent Kipling book ruined by people that can't read, There were so many poor readers, I had to download and read book in order to understand the story.

INDOMITABLE

(4,5 Sterne)

A fine, poignant story, though a bit slow to get to the real part of it. Just when one is prepared for tragedy, the human spirit turns it to triumph.

(2,5 Sterne)

Okay story but I missed important parts because if poor reading. Chapter 2 needs to be re-done as you can hardly even hear the reader over the terrible recording quality.