Allan Quatermain

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Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
Series: Allan Quatermain Series No: 2
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD5864
Released: Mar 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441715937
Narrator/s: Fred Williams
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Description

Thrilled by rumors of a lost civilization, three Englishmen decide to travel to the heart of Africa with their Zulu guide, where they meet with continual peril: an attack by a cruel warrior tribe, the scorch of underground volcanic fires, and an encounter with a huge species of ferocious black crab. Exhausted and depleted of supplies, the men at last arrive at a mysterious city in the highlands of the interior. The people, called the Zu-Vendi, enjoy a civilization suggesting Egyptian origin, which includes a sun-worshiping priesthood. The travelers immediately fall into disfavor with the priests by shooting some sacred hippopotami. More problems arise when Sir Henry falls in love with one of the twin queens who rule the land. Her devious sister becomes jealous, and civil war erupts. Written in 1887, this sequel to King Solomon's Mines is filled with the spirit of adventure.

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CD
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Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
Narrator(s): Bill Homewood
Series:
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD32734
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094012445
eAudio
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Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
Narrator(s): Fred Williams
Series:
Product Number Z100097008
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481598095
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Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
Narrator(s): Bill Homewood
Series:
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100010995
Released: Sep 12, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843795919
eBook
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Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
Series:
Product Number EB00686998
Released: Oct 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504041140
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Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
Series:
Product Number EB00676729
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625583802

Professional reviews

"This sequel to Haggard's more popular KING SOLOMON'S MINES is, like its predecessor, a story of high adventure in the wilds of interior Africa a century ago. Unlike its predecessor, it's plodding in spots. And so, unfortunately, is the narration. Fred Williams, earnest, blessed with a lovely baritone voice, at times as richly dramatic as the events he describes, too often reads individual words, not the customary word clusters. Moreover, his frequent failure to distinguish among a fairly small cast of characters will puzzle listeners eager to know who is saying what. Devotees of robust expeditions will stay the course; less enthusiastic fellow travelers may drop out. T.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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