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  • She | H. Rider Haggard

    She

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    Follow the journey of Horace Holly and his ward, Leo Vincey, to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed". In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World subgenre, which many later authors emulated.

  • Allan Quatermain | H. Rider Haggard

    Allan Quatermain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in H. Rider Haggard’s marvelous King Solomon’s Mines. This time, grieving from the tragic loss of his son, Quatermain longs to return to his beloved Africa. He sets out in search of a lost white tribe, the Zu-Vendis, ruled by two beautiful sister Queens. Once again, Quatermain’s companions are the indefatigable Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, and the magnificent Zulu warrior Umslopogaas. The journey is incredibly dangerous, and thrillingly told.

    Mark says: "Forgotten novels"
  • Marie | H. Rider Haggard

    Marie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
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    Allan Quatermain, hero of King Solomon's mines, tells a moving tale of his first wife, the Dutch-born Marie Marais, and the adventures that were linked to her beautiful, tragic history. This moving story depicts the tumultuous political era of the 1830s, involving the Boers, French colonists and the Zulu tribe in the Cape colony of South Africa. Hate and suspicion run high between the home government and the Dutch subjects.

    Browsing says: "Confusing narration!"
  • She And Allan | H. Rider Haggard

    She And Allan

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    She and Allan is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1921. It brought together his two most popular characters, Ayesha from She (to which it serves as a prequel), and Allan Quatermain from King Solomon's Mines. Its significance was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the sixth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library series in September 1975.

    Russell says: "It's not my favorite of the Quartermain story"
  • Child of Storm | H. Rider Haggard

    Child of Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
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    In this sequel to Marie, Allan Quatermain helps his Zulu friend, Saduko, in a crazy battle to win 100 cattle for the dowry of his love, Mameena. However, the beautiful and mysterious Mameena, known as the "Child of Storm", seduces Allan and tries to engage him in marriage.

    Curt says: "child of storm"
  • Ayesha: The Return of She | H. Rider Haggard

    Ayesha: The Return of She

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    Leo Vincey is haunted by a goddess. In a nighttime vision, she appears to him, revealing her location deep in the mountains of Central Asia. Determined to discover his lost love, he searches for 16 years, finally discovering a lost civilization, ruled by an ambitious queen of unearthly beauty. Could this be his Ayesha reborn? And if so, will the secret of immortality bind them together for eternity?

    Stephen Hickman says: "A classical sequel---"
  • She: A History of Adventure | H. Rider Haggard

    She: A History of Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    Legends tell of an ancient sorceress who has learned the secrets of immortality. She rules over a lost people deep in unexplored Africa. She can slay at a glance, and her beauty is so legendary that no man can look upon her and keep his own will. Leo Vincey learns of a quest that has haunted his family for generations. He is to go to find this all powerful woman, and discover the secret of eternal life.

    Sandy says: "The mystery of 'She' continues"
  • Fifteen Great Novellas | Joseph Conrad,Thomas Hardy,Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,D. H. Lawrence,H. Rider Haggard,John Buchan

    Fifteen Great Novellas

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful anthology of fifteen of the great classic Novellas. 1. Immensee by Theodor Storm 2. The Jew's Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff 3. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad 4. The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy 5. Mad Monkton by Wilkie Collins 6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot 8. England my England by D. H. Lawrence

    Brian Miers says: "Omg is this real? She must be kidding."
  • King Solomon's Mines: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation | H Rider Haggard

    King Solomon's Mines: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By H Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By David Sturzaker, Tim McInnery, full cast
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    A dramatic new full-cast BBC Radio 4 adaptation of H Rider Haggard's Victorian novel in which Allan Quartermain leads a group of adventurers into the uncharted realms of Africa.

    Eli says: "dated but faithful"
  • Allan Quatermain | H. Rider Haggard

    Allan Quatermain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
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    This sequel to King Solomon's Mines is filled with the spirit of adventure. Thrilled by rumors of a lost civilization, three Englishmen decide to travel to the heart of Africa with their Zulu guide where they meet with continual peril: an attack by a cruel warrior tribe, the scorch of underground volcanic fires, and an encounter with a huge species of ferocious black crab. Exhausted and depleted of supplies, the men at last arrive at a mysterious city in the highlands of the interior.

  • She: A History of Adventure | H. Rider Haggard

    She: A History of Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    Somewhere in Africa, a tiny, primitive tribe, the Amahaggers, live secretly amongst the debris of a lost Egyptian civilization, ruled by the beautiful semi-goddess Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed. Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge academic, is reluctantly drawn into plans for a voyage in search of this legendary queen. With his adopted son, Leo, he sets out on a brave journey, following a trail of clues. Shipwrecked and captured by cannibals, their voyage soon turns into a nightmare.

    Craig says: "Great Adventure"
  • Nada the Lily | H. Rider Haggard

    Nada the Lily

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By William Boyde
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    "For I will call you by the name that for fifty years has been honoured by every tribe between Zambesi and Cape Agulbas,—I greet you! Sompseu, my father, I have written a book that tells of men and matters of which you know the most of any who still look upon the light; therefore, I set your name within that book and, such as it is, I offer it to you. If you knew not Chaka, you and he have seen the same suns shine, you knew his brother Panda and his captains, and perhaps even that very Mopo who tells this tale, his servant"....

  • She: A History of Adventure | H. Rider Haggard

    She: A History of Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune, Susie Berneis
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    At one point in his moody, erotic, and barbarous romance of She, H. Rider Haggard puts into the mouth of his narrator, Horace L. Holly, the observation that her story sounded like some extraordinary invention of a speculative brain. That, precisely, is what She is: a really marvelously inventive story, combining an amazing variety of what should be utterly implausible ideas into a fabric that constantly feels like truth.

  • King Solomon's Mines | H. Rider Haggard

    King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    Famous elephant hunter Allan Quatermain is approached by Sir Henry Curtis to help him search for his brother who disappeared in the heart of Africa. When Allan accepts the job, little does he know that the quest for the missing man will drag him over mountains, through deserts, under ground and into the midst of a bloody war.

  • King Solomon's Mines | H. Rider Haggard

    King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    Legends tell of an unknown, hidden country where King Solomon's treasure is secreted. Many have searched for Solomon's diamonds and have never returned from their mysterious journey. Sir Henry Curtis' brother was lost on just such an adventure. Now, with a secret map, a regal guide, and the aid of Allan Quatermain, the renowned safari hunter, a group of three Englishmen journey to a secret land of witch doctors, warriors, and ancient mysteries.

    Caroline D. Hayes says: "It is King Solomon's Mines... What can be said?"
  • The People of the Mist | H. Rider Haggard

    The People of the Mist

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Alton Lennard
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    This "lost race" novel begins as an exciting African adventure. Leonard Outram is a British adventurer who is in Africa seeking his fortune. He becomes part of the rescue of a Portuguese woman from a large slave camp. Leonard, his companion Otter, and the girl set off and find the people of the mist. They then impersonate gods and priests with the hope of getting the people's hoard of jewels.

    Damian says: "Not bad..."
  • King Solomon's Mines | H. Rider Haggard

    King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Toby Stephens
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    On board a ship bound for Natal, adventurer Allan Quatermain meets Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good. His new friends have set out to find Sir Henry's younger brother, who vanished while seeking King Solomon's legendary diamond mines in the African interior. By strange chance, Quatermain has a map to the mines, drawn in blood, and agrees to join the others on their perilous journey.

    Jefferson says: "John Carter and Conan's African Daddy"
  • King Solomon's Mines | H. Rider Haggard

    King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Middle-aged big game hunter Allan Quartermain accompanies Sir Henry Curtis on an expedition in search of Curtis’ estranged younger brother George, who had headed north in search of treasure two years before and was never seen again. Curtis believes his brother was following an ancient map that he hoped would lead him to Solomon’s Mines, part of the lost riches of the biblical King Solomon.

  • When the World Shook | H. Rider Haggard

    When the World Shook

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    When three adventurers, Bastin, Bickley, and Arbuthnot, are marooned on a South Sea island, they discover an ancient crystal sepulchre. Inside are two Atlanteans who have been in a state of suspended animation for 250,000 years! One of the awakened sleepers, Lord Oro, is the last of the Sons of Wisdom, a superior race who'd relied on their advanced technology to subjugate the planet's lesser peoples. The other Atlantean is Oro's daughter, Yva, heiress the title of Queen of the Earth.

  • King Solomon's Mines | H. Rider Haggard

    King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
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    (7)
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    African explorer Allan Quatermain and his two companions aren't just searching for the fabled diamond mine of the Biblical King Solomon deep in the heart of Africa - they are searching for a man.

    Thomas says: "Excellent Narration"
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