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HAGGARD, H.R.: Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)


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HAGGARD, H.R.: Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)

We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in H. Rider Haggard’s marvellous 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. After a fantastic underground journey by canoe, our heroes are embroiled in a bloody civil war when both queens fall in love with the irresistibly handsome Curtis.

Disc 1

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   Allan Quatermain 00:00:41
2.   Introduction 00:05:22
3.   In the centre of the room, however… 00:06:23
4.   And so the balance sways and the story runs… 00:05:50
5.   Chapter 1: The Consul's Yarn 00:05:54
6.   'Listen, old fellow,' went on Sir Henry… 00:07:11
7.   'Well, where are you gentlemen steering for' asked our friend… 00:06:10
8.   The tall man (who among his own people was commonly…) 00:06:19
9.   I shook my head at him. 00:06:43
10.   Chapter 2: The Black Hand 00:06:14
11.   After the first day Good succeeded, with the help of some cloth… 00:05:48
12.   'Hulloa!' holloaed Sir Henry from the other boat. 00:05:42
13.   Just then, too, although all the other sounds of the forest had ceased… 00:05:43

Disc 2

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 3: The Mission Station 00:06:38
2.   In half an hour more we were once again making fair progress… 00:06:39
3.   Crossing over a plank and through a very narrow opening in the wall… 00:06:08
4.   When dinner was over we lit our pipes… 00:07:03
5.   Chapter 4: Alphonse and His Annette 00:05:30
6.   Just as I returned his axe to Umslopogaas… 00:07:04
7.   As Umslopogaas, savage old Zulu that he was… 00:06:07
8.   Alphonse stopped weeping, and began to rub his back. 00:05:38
9.   Chapter 5: Umslopogaas Makes a Promise 00:05:13
10.   For a moment Umslopogaas looked up from his sharpening… 00:06:03
11.   Shortly after this, the people whom Mr. Mackenzie had sent out… 00:06:31
12.   The door was unbarred. 00:05:06

Disc 3

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   Meanwhile I had been thinking rapidly, as one does in emergencies… 00:06:19
2.   'Dearest Father and Mother,' ran the note… 00:07:03
3.   Chapter 6: The Night Wears On 00:05:54
4.   'It is well,' went on Mr. Mackenzie. 00:06:13
5.   It so happened that Mr. Mackenzie had in his little store… 00:06:20
6.   It was now nearly one o'clock in the morning… 00:05:51
7.   Chapter 7: A Slaughter Grim and Great 00:06:43
8.   Presently Umslopogaas, who was a few paces ahead of me… 00:05:11
9.   When I was two - thirds up I halted… 00:06:21
10.   I soon got the magazine of the repeater filled again with cartridges… 00:05:23
11.   I myself did not go into the melee… 00:05:41
12.   Chapter 8: Alphonse Explains 00:05:58

Disc 4

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   At the kraal entrance the scene was a strange one. 00:06:09
2.   It struck me as an odd thing that a girl who could find the nerve… 00:06:38
3.   Accordingly we brought him to the tree where he had hidden… 00:06:50
4.   Chapter 9: Into the Unknown 00:06:19
5.   We also promised to give him wages… 00:05:59
6.   Thence we proceeded a distance of about a hundred and fifty miles… 00:06:54
7.   As we were paddling leisurely along… 00:04:36
8.   Up went the swans, circling ever higher till at last they were mere specks… 00:00:03
9.   Chapter 10: The Rose of Fire 00:06:31
10.   'Well, let us hope for the best and prepare ourselves for the worst,'… 00:08:00
11.   On we rushed towards this pillar of fire… 00:06:47
12.   'My word,' called out Good, who was on shore the first… 00:07:18

Disc 5

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   'I say, you fellows, let's get out of this or we shall all go off our heads.' 00:03:37
2.   Chapter 11: The Frowning City 00:05:09
3.   Just then, however, the others woke up… 00:06:30
4.   So we hailed back in English, French… 00:06:34
5.   Good did not much like this allusion to his fat… 00:05:44
6.   Curiosity now began to overcome the fear of the onlookers… 00:05:52
7.   On the brow of this precipice stood a great building… 00:05:52
8.   Chapter 12: The Sister Queens 00:06:28
9.   On we went up the first flight of one hundred and twenty steps… 00:06:05
10.   In the exact centre of the hall was a solid mass of black marble… 00:06:19
11.   I have seen beautiful women in my day… 00:05:30
12.   'Oh, my word!' thought I to myself… 00:05:59
13.   When they were all gone she bent forward… 00:06:45

Disc 6

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 13: About the Zu - Vendi People 00:06:02
2.   The best bred people in the country are, as I think I have said… 00:05:28
3.   Zu - Vendis has had its king - makers as well as England… 00:06:08
4.   The law of the country is, on the whole, mild and just… 00:05:45
5.   And now comes a question which I find some difficulty in answering. 00:04:32
6.   Chapter 14: The Flower Temple 00:06:36
7.   As soon as we were seated the driver called out… 00:06:07
8.   Overcome at so awe - inspiring a sight, the vast loveliness… 00:06:55
9.   As we appeared there was a murmur through the vast crowd… 00:04:14
10.   There is silence upon the face of the Earth and the waters thereof! 00:05:26
11.   As he spoke a wonderful and a beautiful thing happened. 00:05:31
12.   Then Sorais made answer in her deep quiet tones… 00:05:03

Disc 7

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 15: Sorais' Song 00:05:48
2.   On other days we would pay visits to the country seats… 00:06:36
3.   Next day we were much more lively… 00:05:36
4.   That night, when in fear and trembling we attended the royal… 00:05:25
5.   Another source of imminent danger to us was the rising envy… 00:08:24
6.   Chapter 16: Before the Statue 00:06:48
7.   'Thou sayest thou dost love me,' she said in a low voice… 00:07:21
8.   I found the old warrior leaning on Inkosi - kaas as usual… 00:06:04
9.   This reading and signing of the laws took a long time… 00:06:52
10.   Chapter 17: The Storm Breaks 00:04:49
11.   From the direction of the quarters of the maids of honour… 00:05:17
12.   At last, whether it was her gaze, or the perfume in her hair… 00:06:00

Disc 8

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   I gained audience of the Queen without trouble. 00:07:27
2.   Here we heard from Alphonse, who was deeply aggrieved… 00:07:40
3.   Chapter 18: War! Red War! 00:07:08
4.   This incident was unimportant enough in itself… 00:06:13
5.   Just then Sir Henry joined us, and Good arrived, too… 00:06:04
6.   Throughout this long and eloquent address Good had been… 00:06:56
7.   Up she rose and, descending from the throne… 00:07:06
8.   'And I tell ye strangers - all save Bougwan…' 00:06:33
9.   Chapter 19: A Strange Wedding 00:07:04
10.   Now, as it happened, Agon had been hurried away that morning… 00:06:57

Disc 9

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   It may, perhaps, be remembered… 00:04:45
2.   Well, that night Good and I messed as I have said in solitary grandeur… 00:04:35
3.   Chapter 20: The Battle of the Pass 00:05:58
4.   The main body of the army reached the neck about dinner - time… 00:06:31
5.   And at last up came the red sun… 00:06:28
6.   And so, notwithstanding all that we could do, the enemy drew nearer… 00:07:08
7.   Just then we saw the smaller bodies of cavalry stationed on… 00:05:51
8.   Chapter 21: Away! Away! 00:06:36
9.   Leaving Umslopogaas to hold the horses, I hobbled to the spring… 00:07:06
10.   On, clattering through the sleeping streets. 00:07:46
11.   Chapter 22: How Umslopogaas Held the Stair 00:06:10

Disc 10

  Allan Quatermain (Unabridged)
1.   Just then, to my astonishment, the Zu - Vendi officer Kara… 00:07:21
2.   For a moment the black - bearded Nasta stood with bowed face… 00:06:56
3.   A gasp of wonder and astonishment rose from all those who… 00:06:58
4.   I laughed, or rather tried to. 00:07:06
5.   Chapter 23: I Have Spoken 00:05:40
6.   'Methinks my sister the Queen hath forgotten the chief count…' 00:06:58
7.   And I thank thee, my Lord Incubu… 00:06:16
8.   It is a week since I wrote the above, and now I take up my pen… 00:06:59
9.   Chapter 24: By Another Hand 00:05:17
10.   'At last,' he gasped, with an attempt at a smile… 00:05:52
11.   Since then things have gone very well with us. 00:05:21
12.   Note by George Curtis Esq. 00:02:39

Total Playing Time: 12:03:17

Haggard, Henry Rider

Homewood, Bill

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0088

Barcode: 9781843795902

Physical Release: 09/2012

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