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    • In Freedom's Cause

    • A Story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Liberty or death - this was the choice the people of 14th-century Scotland faced if they rose up against their English ruler. Most would say it was no choice at all. Many of the Scottish nobles were English supporters. Few could be expected to rise up against the numerically overwhelming English army. The hero of the story, Archibald Forbes, joins the struggle for Scottish freedom led by the valiant Sir William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, could use better reader.

    • By Fallon Kell on 08-13-17

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    • By Right of Conquest

    • Or, with Cortez in Mexico
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings. The conquest of the Aztec Empire by Hernando Cortez and a mere handful of Spaniards is one of the greatest romances of history. A writer of fiction would scarcely have dared to invent so improbable a story, but it is true. Fortunately Cortez was able to ally himself with many peoples conquered by the Aztecs who were all too happy to assist in their downfall.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • misleading and goofy both

    • By Ira S. Saposnik on 07-10-18

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    • The Cat of Bubastes

    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this, the Henty novel covering the oldest time period of any, listeners will learn much about the domestic life, customs, religion, and military system of ancient Egypt. Amuba, a prince of the Rebu nation on the shores of the Caspian Sea, with his charioteer Jethro, is carried into slavery after losing a battle with the Egyptians. They become servants of the house of Ameres, an Egyptian high priest, and are quite happy there until the priest's son accidentally kills the sacred cat of Bubastes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one God or many?

    • By G. G on 08-20-18

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    • St. Bartholomew’s Eve

    • A Tale of the Huguenot Wars
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On August 24, 1572, more than 2,000 French Huguenots - men, women, and children - were massacred for their faith. In St. Bartholomew's Eve, Henty vividly depicts Admiral Coligny's unflinching bravery, Queen Elizabeth's vacillating foreign policy, Catherine de Medici's vindictive scheming, and the queen of Navarre's inner strength as he recounts the adventures of Phillip Fletcher.

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    • Beric the Briton

    • A Story of the Roman Invasion
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Beric, a boy chief of a British tribe, takes a prominent part in the insurrection against Rome under Queen Boadicea. These efforts are useless against the mighty Roman army. For a short time, Beric and his companions continue the fight but are ultimately defeated and taken as prisoners to Rome. Through the eyes of Beric, the listener learns of life in AD 61 Rome, the gladiatorial schools, the great fire, and life in Nero's court.

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    • In the Reign of Terror

    • An English Lad in the French Revolution
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, ushered in the French Revolution. Within four years, the king was executed and a revolutionary tribunal was established to judge "enemies of the people." The property of nobles was seized and "enemies" tried and sent to the guillotine. Harry Sandwith, a companion of a French family, wins their confidence and becomes the protector of the three daughters. After the girls are condemned to death in the coffin-ships, Harry saves the girls and the gets them safely to England.

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    • In the Heart of the Rockies

    • A Story of Adventure in Colorado
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the Heart of the Rockies is packed with adventure! In 1860, 16-year-old Tom Wade leaves England for the American Far West to find his uncle and to improve his family fortunes. Arriving at the small western outpost of Denver to mine for gold, he soon encounters Native American warriors, takes part in big-game hunts, and learns how to survive a frigid mountain winter with nothing but resourcefulness and perseverance.

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    • With Wolfe in Canada

    • The Henty Historical Novel Collection
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Shortly before the US Revolutionary war against England, most inhabitants were her loyal subjects. France had control of much of southern Canada and the “western” lands of the current states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Skirmishes abounded for years between English settlers pushing west and French settlers and their Indian accomplices. This story includes depictions of the battles of Forts Duquesne and Necessity in Pennsylvania, and Forts Ticonderoga and William Henry in New York, and Quebec in Canada.

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    • Young Carthaginian

    • A Story of the Times of Hannibal
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Young Carthaginian chronicles the struggle of the Second Punic War (218-203 BC) and the attempt of Hannibal to conquer Rome. At first, the struggle of Carthage against Rome was a struggle for empire, but it became a struggle for existence. Hannibal presses on despite formidable geographical barriers and the corrupt leadership in Carthage which time and again undermined all his efforts.

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    • True to the Old Flag

    • A Tale of the American War of Independence
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, the Declaration of Independence, Washington crossing the Delaware, Saratoga, and the final surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown - these are the scenes that stir the soul of many an American. But to an Englishman, they do no such thing. This Henty novel retells these stirring tales, but from a different perspective, helping listeners learn how the other side viewed this miraculous triumph of freedom that inspires millions throughout the world still today.

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    • Friends Though Divided

    • A Tale of the English Civil War
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's the time of the English Civil War in 1642. Harry Furness is a Cavalier fighting for the king; his friend, Herbert Rippinghall, sides with the Roundheads in opposition. Oliver Cromwell leads the rebels aligned against the king and his admittedly tyrannical rule, but ends up imposing his own! Most of the story follows Harry Furness and the campaigns which take him all over the British Isles and the high seas, right through his capture at Drogheda and enslavement in Bermuda.

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    • A Knight of the White Cross

    • A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The story begins during the War of the Roses in England, but our hero, Gervaise Tresham, soon joins the Knights of St. John in Rhodes. Dedicated to God's service and pious in his personal life, Gervaise uncovers a plot, saves the coast of Italy from the Muslim corsairs, and is knighted by the Grand Prior. After being captured by and escaping from the enemy, the young English knight draws his sword in the defense of Rhodes.

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    • Wulf the Saxon

    • A Story of the Norman Conquest
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Harold Godwinson is crowned king of England in 1066, William of Normandy contests his right to be king because of an oath Harold had earlier sworn to support William's own acquisition of the throne. Henty's treatment of this critical time in history of the English people is even-handed, and his portrayal of Harold Godwinson - a king much neglected in our day - is a sympathetic one. Wulf of Steyning, a young Saxon thane in the service of Earl Harold, accompanies him on his fateful trip to Normandy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Henty History Lesson In Novel Form

    • By David on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Winning His Spurs

    • A Tale of the Crusades
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Mr. Henty weaves a story of the life and times of King Richard the Lion-hearted that is yet to be equaled. Cuthbert de Lance, the hero of the story, is of Norman blood on his father's side and Saxon by his mother. By providing timely aid to the Earl of Evesham, Cuthbert is rewarded by being allowed to go to the Crusade as his page. He gains a reputation for valor and prowess due to gallant deeds, and his resourcefulness not only helps King Richard but aids Cuthbert in many a 'hairbreadth escape'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I got through it.

    • By idl on 10-17-17

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    • The Dragon and the Raven

    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Saxons and Vikings fought many fierce battles in Britain in the eighth and ninth centuries. During the struggle, 23-year-old Alfred ascended the throne and temporarily beat back the pagan hordes and concluded a peace treaty. Following another war in 878, peace was again achieved; the Danish King Guthrum accepted Christianity and withdrew to East Anglia, and Alfred the Great fortified cities, built a navy, codified laws, and revived learning among the Saxons until his death in AD 900. The hero is a Saxon thane named Edmund who joins the forces of King Alfred.

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    • For the Temple

    • A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Mr. Henty tells an exciting story from the record of Josephus. The troubles in the district of Tiberias, the march of the legions, the sieges of Jotapata, of Gamala, and of Jerusalem all come to life. In this impressive and carefully studied historic setting, you will follow a lad, John of Gamala, who passes from the vineyard to the service of Josephus.

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    • Captain Bayley’s Heir

    • A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Frank Norris, accused of theft and unable to prove his innocence, leaves for excitement and adventure in the California gold fields of 1850s America. He sails the Atlantic, braves a storm while working as a barge man on the Mississippi, survives an Indian attack while crossing the plains with a caravan, strikes it rich in the California gold mines, and is finally able to clear his name and return to England to claim his rightful inheritance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A March on London

    • Being a Story of Wat Tyler and the Peasant Revolt
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1381, Wat, the Tyler, and the peasants he represented urged of the king of England that serfdom should be abolished, the right of all to market their goods publicly should be allowed, the price of good land should not be over four pennies an acre, and that all past offenses should be pardoned. Instead of presenting their requests in a respectful manner, they took to the streets of East Anglia, Kent, and London. Although their demands were certainly reasonable, their methods were not.

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    • With Lee in Virginia

    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: John Bolen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In this heroic clash of opposing conviction, Vincent Wingfield, a young spirited teenager and heir to a southern slave plantation, bravely proves his sympathy for brutally treated slaves and becomes a staunch supporter of slaves' rights. But, with the onset of the Civil War, Wingfield's fidelity to the state of Virginia leads him to serve under Robert E. Lee's cavalry and fight for the Confederacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By David on 11-28-05

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Through the Fray

    • The Henty Historical Novel Collection
    • By: George Alfred Henty
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The story is laid in Yorkshire in 1812, when the introduction of machinery and high price of food induced by the Napoleonic Wars, drove the working classes to desperation, and caused them to band themselves in that widespread organization known as the Luddite Society. There is an abundance of adventure in the tale, but its chief interest lies in the character of the hero, and the manner in which he is put on trial for his life, but at last comes victorious “through the fray.” 

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