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The Wrecker

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(4,25 Sterne; 34 Bewertungen)

The Wrecker (1892) is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson in collaboration with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. The story is a 'sprawling, episodic adventure story, a comedy of brash manners and something of a detective mystery'. It revolves around the abandoned wreck of the Flying Scud at Midway Island. Clues in a stamp collection are used to track down the missing crew and solve the mystery. It is only in the last chapter that different story elements become linked. - Summary by Wikipedia (14 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Prologue - In the Marquesas

21:52

Read by Antony Brown

Chapter 1 - A Sound Commercial Education

27:04

Read by Lynne T

Chapter 2 - Roussillon Wine

23:46

Read by Lynne T

Chapter 3 - To Introduce Mr. Pinkerton

28:19

Read by Antony Brown

Chapter 4 - In Which I Experience Extremes of Fortune

32:36

Read by Jules Hawryluk

Chapter 5 - In Which I am Down on My Luck in Paris

36:54

Read by Jules Hawryluk

Chapter 6 - In Which I Go West

30:24

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 7 - Irons in the Fire, part 1

26:24

Read by Muggle1013

Chapter 7 - Irons in the Fire, part 2

20:31

Read by KHand

Chapter 8 - Faces on the City Front

27:00

Read by whdemick

Chapter 9 - The Wreck of the 'Flying Scud'

29:58

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 10 - In Which the Crew Vanish, part 1

30:44

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 10 - In Which the Crew Vanish, part 2

20:09

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 11 - In Which Jim and I Take Different Ways

29:45

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 12 - The 'Nora Creina'

32:11

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 13 - The Island and the Wreck

23:27

Read by Reeses118

Chapter 14 - The Cabin of the 'Flying Scud'

29:31

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 15 - The Cargo of the 'Flying Scud'

26:56

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 16 - In Which I Turn Smuggler, and the Captain Casuist

26:01

Read by Antony Brown

Chapter 17 - Light From the Man of War

26:42

Read by Antony Brown

Chapter 18 - Cross Questions and Crooked Answers

31:16

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 19 - Travels with a Shyster, part 1

20:47

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 19 - Travels with a Shyster, part 2

24:51

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 20 - Stallbridge-Le-Carthew

31:02

Read by Jules Hawryluk

Chapter 21 - Face to Face

14:42

Read by Reeses118

Chapter 22 - The Remittance Man, part 1

26:26

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 22 - The Remittance Man, part 2

23:49

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 23 - The Budget of the 'Currency Lass', part 1

32:05

Read by Jules Hawryluk

Chapter 23 - The Budget of the 'Currency Lass', part 2

30:06

Read by Jules Hawryluk

Chapter 24 - A Hard Bargain

22:13

Read by Denise Nordell

Chapter 25 - A Bad Bargain, part 1

23:35

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 25 - A Bad Bargain, part 2

21:01

Read by Deon Gines

Epilogue

12:43

Read by Lynne T

Bewertungen

Stevenson adventure on the waves

(5 Sterne)

If you love Treasure Island or indeed any of RLS work this book will not disappoint. Although co-written with his stepson Loyde Osbourne the story still bares the unmistakable tone of Stevenson; the poetry and grandeur of which elevates his literature to the realm of the timeless classic. The readers are not all good . Let's try again with one good voice? 🙂

(3 Sterne)

One reader, the one who read the epilogue and other chapters, was very difficult to understand. Consequently, I missed some key portions of the story.

(3,5 Sterne)

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DIS-JOINTED TALE

(3 Sterne)

While it does have its moments, overall it is disappointing, especially carrying the RLS monograph. The apologetic epilogues proves that the authors knew that it was flawed.