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HAGGARD, H.R.: She - A History of Adventure (Abridged)

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 - A History of Adventure (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player In giving to the world the record of what… 00:06:25
2.   Play with flash player It was in this very month, something over twenty years ago… 00:05:24
3.   Play with flash player I sprang almost out of my chair. 00:04:32
4.   Play with flash player He paused a while, his head sunk upon his hand… 00:04:20
5.   Play with flash player As it seemed to me, I had only been asleep… 00:04:09
6.   Play with flash player At length the child arrived… 00:04:23
7.   Play with flash player On the day preceding Leo's twenty - fifth birthday… 00:05:41
8.   Play with flash player The next thing that I found was a parchment… 00:07:42
9.   Play with flash player Thus the letter, which was unsigned and undated… 00:06:26
10.   Play with flash player Then came what was perhaps as curious an entry… 00:05:28
11.   Play with flash player How different is the scene that I have now to tell… 00:03:35
12.   Play with flash player I felt the dhow sinking under me… 00:04:28
13.   Play with flash player At length the heralds and forerunners of the royal sun… 00:05:50
14.   Play with flash player Accordingly, having carefully fitted the mast… 00:04:22
15.   Play with flash player I do not quite know what it was that made me… 00:06:17


Disc 2

  She - A History of Adventure (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Turning back, we walked some way along the banks… 00:05:04
2.   Play with flash player I suppose I must have slept for seven or eight hours… 00:06:57
3.   Play with flash player When the 'kissing' operation was finished… 00:04:39
4.   Play with flash player The night passed very comfortably on the whole… 00:07:08
5.   Play with flash player On the day following this remarkable scene… 00:05:43
6.   Play with flash player For a moment there was a silence of astonishment… 00:05:52
7.   Play with flash player When I opened my eyes again… 00:06:13
8.   Play with flash player It took us an hour and more to cross… 00:03:45
9.   Play with flash player By dawn on the following morning… 00:06:52
10.   Play with flash player We found ourselves in a huge rock - surrounded cup… 00:06:10
11.   Play with flash player When we had eaten we returned… 00:05:22
12.   Play with flash player At length the curtain began to move. 00:06:11
13.   Play with flash player 'There,'said She, 'he has gone…' 00:06:11
14.   Play with flash player I rose and gazed, and instantly the water darkened. 00:03:16


Disc 3

  She - A History of Adventure (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Hast thou aught to ask me before thou goest…' 00:05:13
2.   Play with flash player It was nearly ten o'clock at night… 00:04:15
3.   Play with flash player I was at the curtains, and they did not hang close… 00:05:11
4.   Play with flash player The next thing that I remember… 00:06:46
5.   Play with flash player After the prisoners had been removed… 00:07:21
6.   Play with flash player We left the place and entered others. 00:04:30
7.   Play with flash player 'So, my Holly, sit there where thou canst see me.' 00:04:15
8.   Play with flash player Accordingly, I went, only to find Job and Ustane… 00:06:38
9.   Play with flash player Then followed a silence of a minute or so… 00:06:11
10.   Play with flash player That night I passed in Leo's room… 00:05:29
11.   Play with flash player Presently, however, this pleasing piece was interrupted. 00:05:38
12.   Play with flash player In due course we gained Ayesha's boudoir… 00:06:40
13.   Play with flash player Suddenly, with a snake - like motion… 00:05:02
14.   Play with flash player With a sudden motion she drew the shroud from the cold form… 00:06:11


Disc 4

  She - A History of Adventure (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player It was nine o'clock on the following morning… 00:04:53
2.   Play with flash player In a few minutes' time we were stepping out… 00:04:11
3.   Play with flash player Of course we got up at once and started… 00:04:37
4.   Play with flash player Next day the mutes woke us before the dawn. 00:05:30
5.   Play with flash player At last, however, we halted at its farther end… 00:05:39
6.   Play with flash player And now, by this ray of light… 00:07:18
7.   Play with flash player But Ayesha merely called to me to take her hand… 00:06:08
8.   Play with flash player She paused, and the strange tenderness in her voice… 00:06:50
9.   Play with flash player We stood in a third cavern… 00:05:31
10.   Play with flash player At last, from far far away, came the first murmur… 00:03:29
11.   Play with flash player As soon as it was gone, she stepped forward… 00:04:36
12.   Play with flash player I know not how long we remained thus. 00:05:58
13.   Play with flash player We passed through the caves without trouble. 00:06:15
14.   Play with flash player It was early morning… 00:08:18

Total Playing Time: 05:16:58






Author(s):
Haggard, Henry Rider

Reader(s):
Homewood, Bill

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0058

Barcode: 9781843795193

Release Date: 2011

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