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HAGGARD, H.R.: She (Unabridged)

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. This masterpiece of suspense and adventure, by the author of King Solomon’s Mines, contains some of the most sensual, gently erotic passages in 19th-century literature.



Disc 1

  She (Unabridged)
1.   Introduction 00:04:57
2.   That same evening my visit came to an end… 00:05:22
3.   This letter, as may be imagined… 00:04:39
4.   I - My Visitor 00:05:10
5.   A tall man of about thirty… 00:07:59
6.   He paused a while, his head sunk upon his hand… 00:05:07
7.   'There,' he said, 'I must go…' 00:04:39
8.   II - The Years Roll By 00:04:44
9.   I put down the letter… 00:05:05
10.   In a very little while… 00:05:21
11.   III - The Sherd of Amenartas 00:04:42
12.   Job and Leo bent forward in breathless silence. 00:05:12
13.   'That is all,' I said. 00:05:11
14.   'Of the adventures that befell me…' 00:05:00
15.   'Well, let's see what the potsherd has to say…' 00:05:04


Disc 2

  She (Unabridged)
1.   Besides the uncial writing on the convex side… 00:05:17
2.   A few of the Roman names… 00:04:47
3.   Then came the last entry… 00:04:42
4.   'How do you account for what my father saw…' 00:05:16
5.   IV - The Squall 00:05:55
6.   'Well, Job,' I said… 00:06:00
7.   'Bail out! bail out!' shouted Job… 00:05:55
8.   Another minute, and with a sort of howl… 00:05:35
9.   V - The Head of the Ethiopian 00:05:19
10.   The river mouth which we were entering… 00:06:22
11.   'Well, what is to be done now' I asked… 00:05:38
12.   He lifted the rifle… 00:05:17
13.   I do not quite know what it is that made me… 00:05:03
14.   VI - An Early Christian Ceremony 00:07:41


Disc 3

  She (Unabridged)
1.   I do not know that there is any necessity… 00:06:00
2.   The man advanced, and the tall shadowy form… 00:05:47
3.   'Art thou awake, stranger' he said… 00:05:50
4.   On looking round we discovered… 00:05:59
5.   VII - Ustane Sings 00:05:32
6.   When he had gone we discussed the situation… 00:05:52
7.   Taking the hint, we got up and went down to the stream… 00:06:04
8.   They had a Queen, however. She was their Queen… 00:04:49
9.   We three and Ustane were sitting round a fire… 00:06:47
10.   VIII - The Feast, and After! 00:06:27
11.   This is a digression at a critical moment… 00:05:48
12.   I sprang to my feet with a yell of horror… 00:05:48
13.   Then it was that the two others sprang upon me. 00:05:26


Disc 4

  She (Unabridged)
1.   IX - A Little Foot 00:05:19
2.   'Ah,' he went on, 'it was a gallant fight that ye fought…' 00:05:21
3.   The morning came at last… 00:06:34
4.   I looked up doubtfully… 00:06:12
5.   X - Speculations 00:07:55
6.   On we went through it all, till at last the sun sank… 00:04:50
7.   Above me, as I lay, shone the eternal stars… 00:03:58
8.   Then I fell to reflecting upon the undertaking… 00:06:16
9.   Presently, as we blundered and floundered along… 00:04:59
10.   XI - The Plain of Kor 00:04:21
11.   'Behold the house of "She - who - must - be - obeyed"!' 00:04:42
12.   By now we were well on to the great plain… 00:05:23
13.   At last we reached the face of the precipice itself… 00:05:03
14.   As I anticipated, we had passed… 00:07:13


Disc 5

  She (Unabridged)
1.   XII - 'She' 00:05:36
2.   The first picture represented his death. 00:06:34
3.   We passed down the passage… 00:05:30
4.   Painfully and slowly old Billali crept up… 00:06:51
5.   'Why art thou so frightened, stranger' 00:07:13
6.   XIII - Ayesha Unveils 00:06:58
7.   'So! The Hebrews, are they yet at Jerusalem…' 00:06:07
8.   'Oh man!' she said at last… 00:07:33
9.   'Dost thou wonder how I knew that ye were coming…' 00:07:22
10.   'Hast thou aught to ask me before thou goest…' 00:03:49
11.   She lifted her white and rounded arms… 00:04:25
12.   Drawn by some magnetic force which I could not resist… 00:05:27


Disc 6

  She (Unabridged)
1.   XIV - A Soul in Hell 00:06:12
2.   Next I bethought me that I had not been… 00:05:59
3.   I was at the curtains, and they did not hang close… 00:07:04
4.   But at length she seemed to wear herself out… 00:06:15
5.   XV - Ayesha Gives Judgment 00:06:08
6.   After I had dressed myself… 00:06:21
7.   Then came a silence. 00:06:15
8.   'Dogs and serpents,' She began in a low voice… 00:07:39
9.   XVI - The Tombs of Kor 00:06:28
10.   'I, Junis, a priest of the Great Temple of Kor…' 00:06:26
11.   Accordingly I followed her to a side passage… 00:06:40
12.   We left the place and entered others. 00:07:05


Disc 7

  She (Unabridged)
1.   'Behold the lot of man,' said the veiled Ayesha… 00:06:12
2.   XVII - The Balance Turns 00:05:59
3.   'So, my Holly, sit there where thou canst see me…' 00:07:04
4.   I rose, and sank on the cushioned couch beside her… 00:06:15
5.   'Well, my Holly,' she continued… 00:06:08
6.   'Thou comest in a good time, Ayesha,' I said… 00:06:21
7.   One thing, however, was certain… 00:06:15
8.   XVIII - 'Go, Woman!' 00:07:39
9.   I felt it was hopeless to argue… 00:06:28
10.   'Who is this man' she said, pointing… 00:06:26
11.   That night I passed in Leo's room… 00:06:40
12.   On the following day Leo got up… 00:07:05


Disc 8

  She (Unabridged)
1.   XIX - 'Give me a Black Goat!' 00:07:24
2.   After about an hour of this amusement… 00:06:14
3.   'I promised thee a strange sight, my Holly,' laughed Ayesha… 00:05:34
4.   I thought that the entertainment was now over… 00:05:20
5.   XX - Triumph 00:07:09
6.   Here Ayesha half rose from her couch… 00:06:45
7.   'I am not Kallikrates, and, as for being thy lord…' 00:06:52
8.   Suddenly, with a snake - like motion… 00:05:15
9.   Then, turning to Leo, and laying her hand… 00:03:08
10.   She paused in her strange and most thrilling allegorical chant… 00:06:46
11.   XXI - The Dead and Living Meet 00:07:34
12.   I turned to see what effect was produced upon Leo… 00:07:20


Disc 9

  She (Unabridged)
1.   As we passed to our own apartment… 00:04:28
2.   No doubt she was a wicked person… 00:04:20
3.   XXII - Job has a Presentiment 00:06:13
4.   'Come, come, Job,' I said seriously… 00:06:41
5.   'And thou, too, oh Holly…' 00:06:31
6.   'Thou lookest high,' answered Ayesha… 00:06:40
7.   'Rise, Ayesha,' he said sadly… 00:07:13
8.   XXIII - The Temple of Truth 00:06:59
9.   In connection with the extraordinary state of preservation… 00:04:54
10.   'There was a spot here, Kallikrates,' she said to Leo… 00:07:16
11.   'Come,' said Ayesha, after we had gazed and gazed… 00:07:12
12.   XXIV - Walking the Plank 00:07:30


Disc 10

  She (Unabridged)
1.   'Goodness me, Leo,' I said… 00:05:24
2.   'Here must we pass,' said Ayesha. 00:04:41
3.   'We must wait awhile,' called Ayesha… 00:05:07
4.   This settled me… 00:04:58
5.   XXV - The Spirit of Life 00:06:57
6.   'And I returned, having learned from him…' 00:07:01
7.   'Such is the tale, my love…' 00:07:14
8.   'I swear, even in this most holy hour…' 00:07:36
9.   For a long period we travelled on thus… 00:05:59
10.   We reached the head of the cave… 00:07:31


Disc 11

  She (Unabridged)
1.   XXVI - What We Saw 00:06:59
2.   'Oh, look! - look! - look!' shrieked Job… 00:06:33
3.   But who can tell what had happened 00:06:39
4.   'Let's see it come once more,' said Leo… 00:07:50
5.   XXVII - We Leap 00:07:39
6.   Shortly after this, suddenly… 00:07:04
7.   Clearly all that we could do was to trust… 00:06:31
8.   XXVIII - Over the Mountain 00:05:11
9.   'Billali,' I said, 'once, thou knowest, I did save thy life…' 00:06:36
10.   'Farewell, my son the Baboon,' he said… 00:07:51

Total Playing Time: 13:44:22






Author(s):
Haggard, Henry Rider

Reader(s):
Homewood, Bill

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0007

Barcode: 9781843794127

Physical Release: 2010

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