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Henry Rider was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. His writings are sympathetic to the natives. He often portrayed Africans as heroic in his stories, even though the main characters are usually European.

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.

Public Domain (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Not bad...

But, as a long time fan of Alan Quarterman, I don't think this is one of H. Ryder Haggard's best efforts. The writing seems uncharacteristically stilted, rendered even more ponderous by the elegant but oh so slow delivery of the narrator. The author seems to be experimenting with the genre and he hasn't quite gotten his putting yet. The characters were not nearly as heroic or captivating as the literary Immortals of "she" "king Solomon's mines" and "Alan Quartermain". I didn't feel like I had wasted my time, but was glad I could accelerate the listening speed. Save your escapism hours for Quartermain, John Carter, Tarzan and Beau Geste.

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Not the best but still great

I didn't find HR Haggard until I was in my 40s. It's a great story from another time. so when you read it don't judge it just enjoy, remember it was another time.

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Could not finish

I read several reviews which said this was a rollicking good read. I had read She, years ago and enjoyed it then. I probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much now. I hung on until chapter 11, but was unable to overlook the author’s inherent racism. Not to mention the story seems to be going nowhere, there is little to like or admire about any of the characters, and well...
racism.

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A good yarn spoiled by an awful narration

The narrator sounded like somebody who has recently learned to read and was using a finger to move through the sentances one word at a time.

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