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The Rover Boys in the Jungle

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(3,968 Sterne; 47 Bewertungen)

Third entry in the then-popular boys' adventure series has the Rover brothers (Tom, Dick, & Sam) heading to Africa to search for their long-missing father, after a few more adventures at their upstate New York boarding school, Putnam Hall. - Summary by BellonaTimes (5 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Introduction

2:06

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Unpleasant News

10:29

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Newcomers at the Academy

12:15

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An Old Enemy Turns Up

11:19

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The Chase on the Lake

11:35

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Fun and an Explosion

11:02

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The Strange Figure in the Hallway

9:48

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Who Was Guilty?

11:03

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In Which Alexander Pop Runs Away

10:18

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The Rover Boys on Wheels

10:49

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A Strange Message from the Sea

11:41

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The Rovers Reach a Conclusion

11:38

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Off for Africa

11:27

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A Rescue in MidOcean

10:41

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A Strange Meeting in Boma

12:20

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Captain Villaires Little Plot

12:41

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The Start up the Congo

11:41

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The Attack at the Hostelry

9:26

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A Demand of Importance

9:06

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What Happened to Tom and Sam

10:22

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The Fight at the Old Fort

11:14

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Into the Heart of Africa

7:55

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A Hurricane

9:42

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Dick Meets an Old Enemy

6:16

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Josiah Crabtree Makes a Move

8:31

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Dick and the Lion

6:58

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The Last of Josiah Crabtree

9:39

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The Journey to the Mountain

6:24

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King Susko

4:32

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The Village on the Mountain

7:02

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Finding the LongLost

5:33

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Conclusion

6:58

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Bewertungen

Mediocre

(2,5 Sterne)

Nothing special. Typical, outrageous scenarios, with unrealistic solutions, written for the masses. Reading was ok, but had a weird, halting cadence, however, the character voices were fairly well done and consistent.

Disappointing

(2 Sterne)

This was definitely a product of its times. It was probably much enjoyed by the boys of the late 1800's but the more I listened the less I liked it. The main characters were flat, though likeable in the early chapters, but I lost respect for them after their arrival in Africa. The plot was predictable, racial superiority and stereotypes abounded, and the writing was uninspired and uninspiring. I won't be listening to more in this series. The narration was stilted, although the reader made a good effort with his voicing. Many thanks to him for his hard work.

Fun, but racist at parts

(3 Sterne)

I love light, fun stories like this. The narration is good too. The main downside has to do with how the authors portray the Africans they encounter. I also warn that the protagonists feel free to harshly treat their enemies well beyond what most modern readers would feel is fair. In the end, just keep in mind that this was written in the 19th century and the views of the authors will (hopefully) differ from yours in some respects.