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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,586 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Rider Haggard Narrator: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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King Solomon's Mines tells the story of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first English fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jimmy | 2/20/2014

    " Reading this book made me realize one thing... I don't like British Literature. So called classic British Lit at least. This book was recommended to me by a friend about four years ago as it was his favorite. That got me excited, my friend has good taste and the blurb said that KSM inspired Indiana Jones- awesome! Maybe I set my hopes too high but this was easily one of the most boring books I have encountered. Slow paced with random events thrown amuck to give the facade of excitement. Every encounter in the novel happened independently and did nothing to build the greater narrative. I hate the concept of deus ex machina and for intents and purposes that is how the story ended. With coincidence and happenstance to justify everything that occurred. I also don't like that everyone SPOILER lives happily ever after save for one minor and trivial character. Yes, I get it Good loves her but the AQ even says that sailors fall in love at the drop of a hat so it lessened her impact immediately. It took me over two months to finish this book because I couldn't bring myself to read it unless I was using th toilet. It's only 200 pages! I can read that in a workday but I couldn't sit through that much in one sitting of KSM. I feel bad for the publisher (admittedly from 1885) who called this the most exciting book ever written. You poor, poor soul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neil | 2/17/2014

    " didn't expect the plot of this one (hadn't seen the film) not bad overall though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/13/2014

    " Okay, I would have far fewer things to read if my children didn't recommend books. Recommended by my son during his first year in college. I found this book cativating, an adventure not easily forgotten. A quote from the book that sums up its tale, "But everything has an end, if only you live long enough to see it." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mstringham | 1/19/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/17/2014

    " An unbelievable story that truly shows what victorian adventure is all about...murdering elephants for ivory, mistreating the natives, rampant racism, put downs against women, and wanton death and destruction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abi Rhodes | 1/12/2014

    " A great story - kept me gripped all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Sifry | 1/8/2014

    " A classic adventure tale, that, since it is so well-read, is now a bit cliche. However, still a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashwin Kesavan | 1/3/2014

    " A adventurous story. Inspires to be adventurous. Makes a interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 11/18/2013

    " Great adventure book! The idea of a hidden land, people, culture, and treasure was so much fun. The author makes his characters believable, but also very admirable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Carlisle | 11/14/2013

    " If you forgive this book's inherent racism, it is actually quite a fun read, and despite the racism, one can see Haggard had a passion for Africa, which comes through in his colorful descriptions of the animals, terrain, and native peoples. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindee | 10/20/2013

    " I enjoyed reading it very much. I hesitated to read it at first but soon found it very engaging and easy to read. Sometimes you just need a book that allows you to relax and enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne Dorfman | 6/13/2013

    " Haggard is a little dated but still worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 5/19/2013

    " Read this book when I was 14 and it was a great reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip | 8/12/2012

    " Only three stars, yet, worth the read if you can get past the racist colonial mindset. A forerunner, to be sure, of many adventure tales since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jani | 4/1/2012

    " Interesting! I've heard of this book for years and finally read it. Now I understand the roots of many adventure movies I've seen. But I doubt I'll read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Fox | 11/6/2011

    " I am amazed at how much I enjoyed this story which was written so long ago. It is jammed full of action and likable characters. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the "Indiana Jones" type of adventuring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 5/27/2011

    " Classic adventure book. Great for young boys and those that like a straight forward and quick moving adventure book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Adamek | 5/8/2011

    " Good old fashioned adventure book. I'm a bit squeamish on the hunting scenes, but understand that's how things were back then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff Sebesta | 5/4/2011

    " This book is cracklin' good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Miller | 4/3/2011

    " This is the second H. Rider Haggard book that I've read. I'll be reading many more to come!!! "

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