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The Lion of St. Mark Audiobook

The Lion of St. Mark

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Publisher's Summary

Of The Lion of St. Mark, G.A. Henty wrote: "I have laid my story in the time not of the triumphs of Venice but of her hardest struggle for existence, when she defended herself successfully against the coalition of Hungary, Padua, and Genoa, for never at any time were the virtues of Venice, her steadfastness, her patriotism, and her willingness to make all sacrifice for her independence more brilliantly shown. The historical portion of the story is drawn from Hazlitt's History of the Republic of Venice, and with it I have woven the adventures of an English boy endowed with a full share of that energy and pluck which, more than any other qualities, have made the British Empire the greatest the world ever saw."

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    Jef 04-04-05
    Jef 04-04-05
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    "A Great Listen"

    This was a very good book to listen to - I did not want to turn it off!!! The Adventure with the history made it all the more interesting - although I did need to find a map of Venice to help me picture the different locations.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lonnie Evergreen, CO, USA 05-12-05
    Lonnie Evergreen, CO, USA 05-12-05
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    "Outstandingly entertaining and narrated"

    This historical fiction is captivating and the narration is extremely well done. The narrator successfully gives each character of the story (of which there are many both male and female) a distinct, recognizable, and nuanced voice. The history of Venice at the end of the 14th century comes to life herein.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. Reimer Penang, Malaysia 03-08-07
    J. Reimer Penang, Malaysia 03-08-07 Member Since 2015

    Jay: father, teacher, reader

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    "Classic Henty-worth a listen!"

    I have read 4 Henty books myself and wanted an Audible book to listen to while running. I enjoyed this story a lot. It is not as gripping as "The Carthagian," but it is well told and the story trips a long at a pace that makes listening enjoyable and easy to follow. The geography is pretty simple, the characters are vivid and have easy to remember names. The narrator never gets in the way, but puts forth the story. An invisible reader is what you want when you listen to a book. You'll enjoy it if you like G. A. Henty, "The boys historian!"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    reg 11-17-05
    reg 11-17-05 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic!"

    I could not turn this one off Great historical fiction!!!!! If you have been to Vencie its a must read.

    Reg

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    Philip n Sarah 01-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "GA henty did it again"

    yes well I must start out by saying there isn't a g a henty book I have not enjoyed I grew up reading them and as classic as always GA henty rights most modest views of a young gentleman becoming a great leader very rewarding

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    Mommy of 5 11-29-16
    Mommy of 5 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great adventure"

    We loved this book. It was very interesting for a wide span of ages. we couldn't wait to hear more.

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    David SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States 06-12-16
    David SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States 06-12-16

    Torah-following family man, Multi-disciplined engineer, self-styled philologist and harsh critic of humanist Progressive religion.

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    "Nicely done!"

    Another all-around great romp by Henty! Thank you, Mr. Cosham, for an un-prepossessing yet most capable read!

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    Buzz 01-22-16
    Buzz 01-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great!"

    This reading is amazing! I have listened for 3 hrs! Can't turn it off! Must get! Ralph Cosham fails at female voices but is great with the male voices. I suggest this to teenagers.

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    C. Griffin NC 07-21-15
    C. Griffin NC 07-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great story!"

    classic GA Henty. good story. action, adventure, romance.

    reader does a fine job. Does not seem to give very different for various characters. great job

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    "Incredible!"

    I had to read this for high school literature this year, I usually despise battle strategies and the like, but it had hints of romance, suspense and excitement. The main character was remarkably built and very admirable!!!

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