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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Henry Rider Haggard Narrator: Bill Homewood Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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King Solomon's Mines is set in nineteenth-century Africa. Allan Quartermain, hunter, is commissioned by the valiant Sir Henry Curtis and his jovial friend Captain Good to lead them to the fabled lost mines of King Solomon. In the company of these dauntless men we undertake the most exciting safari ever described. We hunt big game, we go to war with the terrifying King Twala of Kukuanaland and his diabolical henchwoman Gagaoola - and are amazed by the twist at the end.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starcatcher | 2/10/2014

    " I could give this book four stars if the author would write better. Or I could give two if I would not like the adventures in the book this much. Yet those adventures are predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mstringham | 2/8/2014

    " It was pretty good. It moves quickly, but I had a couple issues with the style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/1/2014

    " This is a great adventure story. It certainly offends modern sensibilities about race and killing elephants, but read with the knowledge that it was very much a part of the imperial British culture it's a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 1/27/2014

    " Listened to this via librivox.org on the commute home and loved it. Not exactly a sophisticated peice of literature, but a good solid adventure, and a chance to see what was valued by ordinary people (as reflected by a popular novel) 125 years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/24/2014

    " I can see why this is a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/21/2014

    " Despite the occasionally awkward and repetitive writing and the sensibilities of more than a hundred years ago that are not politically correct now, King Solomon's Mines was an exciting read, even more so when you look at it as one of the earliest works in the (for lack of a better name) Indiana Jones Adventure genre. Haggard obviously knows Africa well, and he paints his exotic settings and characters with skill. I'm not sure I would give the book to anyone too young, because it is sometimes quite violent and graphic, and because it takes some maturity to not be offended by the prejudices and sensibilities of another time, place and culture. But if, like I, you enjoy stories of Colonial Africa and straight up good, clean adventure, King Solomon's Mines is a great place to start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/21/2014

    " My dad gave me this book for Christmas and I kept it on my shelf for years for that reason. Finally, one night I was desperate for a book and started reading it. Once I got into the somewhat old-fashioned style (it was written about 100 years ago . . . ), it was a great read, a wonderful adventure and at times hilarious. Thanks, Dad! You were right, I loved this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raphaele | 1/12/2014

    " Where is the star for "It was problematic but I liked it in a weird way even though I'm not the intended audience of a 14 year old boy who loves colonization"? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liberty | 12/28/2013

    " I just wasn't expecting this to be quite so funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Musselman | 12/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed this classic. A great book to escape from the real world with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 hannah | 11/23/2013

    " kind of abandoned this after we finished it in a hurry in class, but it was rather interesting in its dealing with colonialism, eurocentrism, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim M-M | 11/22/2013

    " Great adventure tale about a treasure hunt deep in the heart of a lost African tribe- the keepers of the treasure. Has unforgettable characters, shocking twists and very colorful descriptions. Good to read at any age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen Burrow | 7/23/2013

    " Really enjoyed this quarry that (I'm convinced) must have inspired so much of the awesomeness in Indiana Jones and other modern treasure stories. Maybe there isn't actually a connection, but reading Haggard's adventure sure felt like discovering the mother lode. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armando Rivera | 3/17/2013

    " The definition of romance, as it used to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Asa | 3/15/2013

    " Entertaining read. Lots of racism, but that's probably okay for historical reasons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Rench | 12/14/2012

    " Set in South Africa, a man gets caught up with two others, looking for a long-lost brother, who was looking for King Solomon's lost gold mine. Must battle the african tribe that guards the entrance and they find one of their guides has a secret he hides from them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/4/2012

    " Great adventure story, but some of the language was hard to get around, although if you are used to older colonial speech, it wouldn't be a problem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ale | 7/1/2012

    " Very engaging adventure, and also quite ahead for its time (specially regarding the race issues involving Fulata). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Romano | 2/18/2012

    " A good fast paced novel with plenty of twists along the way. Some readers might be put off by the racist attitudes of the white adventurers towards the Africans; however, that aside, the work is a worthy member of the 501 must read books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 2/9/2012

    " I really liked this. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It's a proper old adventure story and is well worth the read, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 1/28/2012

    " Very much a story written by a white Victorian man for other white Victorian men. After reading "Lost City of Z," I didn't find Quartermain a particularly impressive character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ardyth | 12/24/2011

    " I can see why this story holds charm for people of a certain age (by which I mean time period) and/or age (by which I mean years old). For me, though, it was less grand adventure than forced completion. Interesting characters, though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Brandstetter | 8/25/2011

    " This is a good adventure story with many thrills. Because of the period its written in - attitudes regarding British whites versus African blacks are archaic and can be distracting from the flow of the story. It seems more challenging than watching old Tarzan movies. "

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