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    • She

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable book, difficult reader

    • By TheArtForm on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is King Solomon's Mines... What can be said?

    • By Caroline D. Hayes on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The People of the Mist

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Alton Lennard
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad...

    • By Damian on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The golden age of the short story was in Victorian and Edwardian times, when authors made a living by contributing to literary magazines and journals. These popular journals threw up such literary greats as Dickens, Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Jerome K. Jerome. Many of the great writers are undeservedly neglected by modern audience...but what a pleasure it is to rediscover the literary treasures that delighted our great grandparents!

    Regular price: $68.95

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • John Carter and Conan's African Daddy

    • By Jefferson on 09-03-10

    Regular price: $21.31

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • She And Allan

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's not my favorite of the Quartermain story

    • By Russell on 08-13-16

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Strange Travel Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    A fascinating collection of travellers' tales, featuring weird innkeepers, ghouls and ghosts, robbers and murderers, card sharpers and confidence tricksters, dead bodies in odd places....the very thing for anyone busy planning a vacation this year....

    Regular price: $51.64

    • Fifteen Great Novellas

    • By: Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 31 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Omg is this real? She must be kidding.

    • By Brian Miers on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $126.28

    • Allan Quatermain

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Forgotten novels

    • By Mark on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Allan Quatermain

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Haggard wrote Allan Quatermain immediately after King Solomon's Mines. Quatermain is wearied with the traditional English lifestyle. He longs for the wilds of Africa. He convinces his friends Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good as well as the Zulu chief Umbopa to return to Africa in search of a fabled race of white people. Fierce Masai warriors, subterranean rivers, creatures from the deep, and a spectacular civil war are all in store for our seasoned adventurers. It's an adventure you won't want to miss!

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Hunter Quatermain's Story

    • By: H Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this story, the heroic Allan Quatermain, the discoverer of King Solomon's Mines, returns to tell of another exciting episode from his life in deepest Africa. Pushed by his dining companions to relate the story of the mines, he instead tells them of a little matter concerning the loss of everything he owned and a near death experience. 

    Regular price: $1.09

    • She: A History of Adventure

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The mystery of 'She' continues

    • By Anniebligh on 03-14-12

    Regular price: $8.39

    • She: A History of Adventure

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adventure

    • By Craig on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Marie

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing narration!

    • By Browsing on 02-22-14

    Regular price: $23.09

    • King Solomon’s Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: John Nicholson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    King Solomon's Mines (1885) is a popular novel by the English Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the "lost world" literary genre. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When the World Shook

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Adaptation

    • By Martin Schiller on 09-04-17

    Regular price: $19.56

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: H Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: David Sturzaker, Tim McInnenry, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent production

    • By CKDexter on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Nada the Lily

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: William Boyde
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    "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"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By william on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $10.65

    • She

    • A History of Adventure
    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.29

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