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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Stefan Rudnick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Allan Quatermain Series Release Date:
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A bold elephant hunter journeys to an unknown land in search of fabled lost treasure. But terrible dangers threaten anyone who approaches the wonderful diamond mines of King Solomon.

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. The travelers face many dangers on their quest—the baking desert heat, freezing mountains, the hostile lost tribe they discover, and the evil “wise woman” who holds the secret of the diamond mines.

King Solomon’s Mines is a brilliant work of adventure romance that has gripped readers for generations. This novel is an enduring favorite that is filled with qualities close to the human heart: the spirit of adventure and discovery, the desire for immortality, primal terror, and the search for the primitive. Few knew the Dark Continent as Haggard did; his experience of savage life and wild lands lends a visceral credibility that makes us believe the impossible. Yet beyond all this lies a feeling for the supernatural. Adventure alone was not enough for Haggard: “The thing must have a heart.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Enchantment is just what Rider Haggard exercised…his books live today with undiminished vitality.”

    Graham Greene, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Since Treasure Island we have seen no such healthily exciting volume.”

    Saturday Review

  • “A peculiarly thrilling and vigorous tale of adventure.”

    Andrew Lang

  • “[King Solomon’s Mines] has an appeal and durability which leads one to wonder if it isn’t more than just a well-told tale.”

    Robert Sandels, Armchair Detective contributor

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Walter | 2/4/2014

    " There no doubt why this book is a classic. It's filled with a lot of excitement, great characters, exploration and adventure. It's a timeless book that takes the best elements of the Hobbit and Robinson Caruso and combines them into an excellent novel, if still a bit predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/21/2014

    " One of the best novels .. I wasn't sure at first and thought about not starting it but when I started I found that the adventures starts from the beginning till the end .. Loved it so much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kyle | 1/13/2014

    " A wonderful book. An adventure tale which was truly an adventure to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 1/13/2014

    " Not bad... One thing I enjoyed was that I didn't get too wrapped up in the older style of English. It was entertaining and quite an easy read. "

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