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King Solomon's Mines

BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Tim McInnerny stars as Allan Quatermaine in this dramatic full-cast BBC Radio 4 adaptation of H Rider Haggard's classic Victorian novel.

A chance meeting with Sir Henry Curtis and his friend John Good leads professional game hunter Allan Quatermaine on a dangerous expedition to the uncharted, hostile heart of Africa. Curtis's brother disappeared while searching for the legendary diamond mine of King Solomon, and he needs Quatermaine's expertise to re-trace his brother's journey. Quatermaine agrees to Curtis's generous terms, on the condition that the money is paid to his son if he does not survive.

Joined by the imposing, mysterious Zulu Umbopa, the trio set off into the unknown. As they journey from the barren desert to the precipitous mountains, they discover clues from a past adventurer, now dead - and come close to death themselves.

They encounter fierce Kukuana warriors, the beautiful Foulata, the blood-thirsty King Twala and his ancient, evil witch-finder Gagool – but will they find the mine and the treasure that is rumoured to lie within it? And if they do, will they make it out alive?

This vivid dramatisation of Haggard's popular adventure story is a combination of thrilling treasure hunt, suspenseful mystery and gripping psychological drama.

Among the cast are Sope Dirisu and Adjoa Andoh.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Excellent production

Another fantastic BBC dramatization. Held our interest during a long ride. Acting and sound effects are superb. We left out loud several times at the humorous parts. I wish BBC produced more of these.

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Perfect adaptation of an old timey story.

Faithful & not too PC. Dynamic voice acting. A dramatization worth buying. Background signs effect not distracting

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  • Nigel
  • 05-11-17

A fantastic story

Tim McInnerny (Lord Percy + Captain Darling from Blackadder series) plays intrepid explorer Allan Quatermain.

All three of the classic novels dramatised by the BBC, and added to Audible this month, have been excellent and are highly recommended.

The other two are:

War of the Worlds, H G Wells
Journey to the centre of the Earth, Jules Verne

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  • Frazz
  • 10-13-18

MY FAVOURITE STORY OF ALL TIME

I absolutely love King Solomons Mines. From the first time I read it many years ago, I have lost count just how many times I've read it since! When I seen this audiobook I snatched it up right away - and was NOT disappointed! This well crafted dramatisation does the book justice and them some - the amazing performances keep you hooked from start to finish, and during my long business trips I've found myself listening to the whole thing then go back to the beginning and listen all over again! I have one request to the talented people who made this - please PLEASE do a dramatisation of 'Allan Quatermain' - the sequel to KSM. The sequel is just as good as the first, and casting the same people into that would be absolutely amazing!! I'd be the first to buy it rest assured!! Great work thanks for making this!