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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,596 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781452670621
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One of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century, King Solomon’s Mines has inspired dozens of adventure stories, including Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Vivid and enormously action-packed, Henry Rider Haggard’s tale of danger and discovery continues to shock and thrill as it has since it was first presented to the public and heralded as “the most amazing book ever written.”

The story begins when renowned safari hunter Allan Quatermain agrees to help Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good search for King Solomon’s legendary cache of diamonds. Eager to find out what is true, what is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of the mines, the tireless adventurers delve into the Sahara’s treacherous Veil of Sand, where they stumble upon a mysterious lost tribe of African warriors. Finding themselves in deadly peril from that country’s cruel king and the evil sorceress who conspires behind his throne, the explorers escape, but what they seek could be the most savage trap of all—the forbidden, impenetrable, and spectacular King Solomon’s Mines.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tai Odunsi | 2/18/2014

    " FIVE STARS! I'm off to watch the film versions it was so good)) vivid and sometimes starling depictions of what's sure to be an adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronya | 2/14/2014

    " Hard to get through the first ten pages. The narrator is egotistical and therefore unreliable (cue the protagonist of "The Egyptologist," which was at least tongue-in-cheek) and it drove me crazy to the point that I had to quit. reading. this. book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/11/2014

    " really fun adventure novel. :) just what I like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/11/2014

    " This was ok, not exactly as thrilling as the mini series with Patrick Swayzey in it but then again with some books the film/series interpretation is better than the original book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/9/2014

    " the first in the adventures of Allen Quartermain. Very Victorian Imperialism. I love reading things of this era. If your interestingin the League of Extrodinary Gentlemen, this is a must read, and you can tell why his character was used to base Indiana Jones off of. Really normal guy who does abnormal things. It's fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Koh Jie Lyn | 2/5/2014

    " This book tells the story of an Aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis and captain Good who approach an english man named Allen Quatermain to find Sir Henry's brother as he was witnessed to be the last to be on the search for King Soloman's Mines.This is a really good book,however I think that it is more suited for teenagers than primary school students as the load of detail could confuse them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss GP | 2/2/2014

    " Tons of fun. This is one of those books that you just need to GO with and not overthink. It's a classic action-adventure novel, and one I enjoyed tremendously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 2/2/2014

    " A lot of fun! Love love love it! This quality of writing is gone sadly. "

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

    " 'As for Good, he is no good'. Review will follow later! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/31/2014

    " Exciting adventure story from the Victorian period when rich British people had a habit of going on excursions to far away places in search of adventure and wealth. The story itself is somewhat predictable and cookie cutter by today's standards, but remember it was written in 1885. Still fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RachelAnne | 1/31/2014

    " So racist, sexist, colonialist and incredibly corny, yet so much fun! The appeal of a world yet to be discovered, of science, superstition, magic, adventure and exploration mingled in an exotic setting is irresistable despite the dated and offensive biases of the author. One can easily see why Elizabeth Peters expresses nostalgia for this sort of book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cameron | 1/30/2014

    " A classic popular adventure story (though not overwhelmingly deep I must say). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Carlisle | 1/30/2014

    " 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 AF | 1/29/2014

    " A little slow to start, but excellent overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shree Kb | 1/29/2014

    " This is the best i have ever read a full pack adventure though its a product of 1880's its applicable to all period the way of description and author's knowledge of the rurals &humour most of all makes it the best of all books if there s need of relaxation and you want something light not a full action arcade love romance this s the right choice full time adventure pack "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip | 1/28/2014

    " 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 Ruth | 1/28/2014

    " c1885: FCN: Allan Quatermain, Sir Henry Curtis, Umbopa, Twala. Oh dear, it is certainly a book of its times - "They are tall and graceful, and their figures are wonderfully fine. The hair, though short, is rather curly than woolly, the features are frequently aquiline, and the lips are not unpleasantly thick as is the case in most African races. But what struck us most was their exceedingly quiet dignified air.". But there is no denying that this is a great adventure novel. I am always surprised when I remember the SA connection with Mr Haggard and just how long this book has been in print. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/26/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 1/25/2014

    " I loved this book very entertaining, I definitely see why it is a classic. I will be following up with more of the Quartermain books. "

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

    " And I've seen the movie too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Loreena | 1/21/2014

    " If I could give negative stars I would "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelique fernandez | 1/20/2014

    " I read this once when I were in high school. The teacher made us choose: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Wuthering Heights or King Solomon's Mines. I chose the latter. I thought this book was really good; confusing and dull at first but it gets better and more exciting in the succeeding pages. I had fun. *-.-* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/19/2014

    " I read this when The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen came out. I wanted to know more about Allan Quartermain. I liked the book much more than the movies of the same name. It's a precursor to Indiana Jones and is steeped in the Victorian fascination with The Dark Continent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/18/2014

    " Great British adventure novel set in Africa. A fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Bone | 1/17/2014

    " I really liked this book. Once you get past the racist and sexist ( written in 1885) parts of the book the overall story is a true adventure!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/17/2014

    " One of my favorite tales of all time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 1/12/2014

    " In this text, Haggard seems to show how Christian ideological texts are manipulated and used to justify colonial enterprises. Sir Henry, Allan Quatermain and Captain Good, without question, trespass onto indigenous people's lands in Africa in the quest to find Sir Henry's brother and the fabled Ophir. The asymmetrical power relation between "civilized" WASPs and "savage" Africans is reinforced time and time again--especially with the illustration of Sir Henry (the "great Dane") as a fierce and pseudo-Nordic warrior. This text, in my opinion, is another product of British Imperialism in the late nineteenth century. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria Llull | 1/11/2014

    " Zack and I started reading this together but we didn't get much farther than the first chapter...The racist remarks are just too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 1/11/2014

    " I read the book because it was $0.99 and Lost City of Z piqued my interest. The implicit/explicit racism carried over from the 1880s is really aggravating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 1/11/2014

    " I enjoyed it when my dad read it to me when I was 10, but the style, pace, and old-fashioned ethos made me skip it for my kids; they couldn't make it listening through the first chapter of "She" which has the same wordiness and slow pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicolas | 1/10/2014

    " really enjoyed the bulk of the book. However, towards the end they really slammed on the breaks when it came to the war between two tribes. That part was hard to get through. Overall, a very good adventure story and I look forward to the next volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene B. | 1/6/2014

    " Very amusing read. I love the old classics adventures and am surprised that I never had encountered Haggard's novels before. I discovered him when I was reading The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (graphic novel) and did not recognize the character Alan Quartermain. Well, now we know where they got the idea for Indiana Jones. Very good sense of humor. I'm going to download the complete Haggard onto my iPad so I can read "She". I am shocked to discover that Rumpole's calling his wife "She Who Must Be Obeyed" derives from the 2000-year-old evil queen in that novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda Allen | 1/4/2014

    " I'm done. That's what. I'm about 20-25% thru, but my review goes like this. Nipple, boob, left breast, nipple, nipple, man torn in two. Boredom, boredom, boredom. Nipple, boob. The moutain they're trying to reach is described as a breast. Cue the endless boob references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/4/2014

    " Loved it. I will definitely be reading more H. Rider Haggard! I've now read all of the stories that include the characters in "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman" except for Captain Nemo. ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael | 1/1/2014

    " Great ol' bit of adventuring fluff. The colonial racism is, of course, outrageous, but is in itself interesting, and thus contributes perversely to the overall entertainment value of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2013

    " A delightful adventure tale. Entertaining for for both youth and adult readers. Makes a great audio book for families on long car trips! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Bequette | 12/25/2013

    " Enjoying the classics this week. Dated, but enjoyable brother-in-arms adventure. Excellent read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yelverton | 12/24/2013

    " My interest in the book waxed and waned until the very end. A good book, but not a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/23/2013

    " This was a lot of fun. Very clever, funny adventure story, but since I am not a huge fan of adventure stories, it only got 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/22/2013

    " While King Solomon's Mines is full of stereotyping of the native peoples and must be taken with a grain of salt, the story is amazing. I recommend this read to fans of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft. It's a great escape to an adventure that none of us will ever be able to have. Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 12/22/2013

    " What a fun read! I loved it! Packed full of intrigue, adventure, interest and intensity. I hope never to forget Allan Quartermain, Sir Henry, Godd adn Umbopa (Ingosi). Love hearing about lost civilazations and secret treasures. An excellent fun and humorous book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Adamek | 12/11/2013

    " 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 John Miller | 12/11/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Rench | 12/4/2013

    " 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 Dominic | 11/23/2013

    " A great old fashioned adventure novel , ignoring the small amount of casual racism that is often in Victorian novels of this kind (which actually wasn't as bad as some) , I thoroughly enjoyed this book , a gripping plot from start to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 11/19/2013

    " 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 L Johnson | 11/19/2013

    " This was the first book of Haggard's I've read. I enjoyed the story and thought the characters were interesting. I'm not sure I really accomplished anything by reading though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alistair | 9/19/2013

    " A good book. It's weird. I read it because he was mentioned in the movie 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'. Not much else to add, except that i learned some stuff about african tribes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Athos | 8/24/2013

    " Blood, wars and diamonds in Africa ... except made to sound like a great adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Tham | 8/16/2013

    " quick and interesting read even if the writing is a bit simple. took off a star due to rampant blatant sexism/racism "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael | 7/30/2013

    " Great ol' bit of adventuring fluff. The colonial racism is, of course, outrageous, but is in itself interesting, and thus contributes perversely to the overall entertainment value of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~Lyn~ | 6/26/2013

    " not really a good story, but it still is worth-reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff Sebesta | 6/1/2013

    " This book is cracklin' good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martina | 5/20/2013

    " 'As for Good, he is no good'. Review will follow later! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linds | 4/30/2013

    " Just good, old fashioned fun. No romance, no pondering on the human condition, just pure adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 4/11/2013

    " While King Solomon's Mines is full of stereotyping of the native peoples and must be taken with a grain of salt, the story is amazing. I recommend this read to fans of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft. It's a great escape to an adventure that none of us will ever be able to have. Enjoy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Davelowusa | 4/4/2013

    " Let's go shoot an elephant just because we can! And you there, black fellow, can you help us do whatever we tell you to do? Thanks a million. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Henderson | 3/20/2013

    " Actually reading this book via my iPhone. Feels wrong, but it was a free download. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felisa Rosa | 2/8/2013

    " Though the colonial perspective may offend some readers, this 19th century adventure novel made my rainy day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 10/28/2012

    " MMMMMmmm, I can't really decide. It was a good classic, a good story line I guess maybe it was the writing style I didn't like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 10/20/2012

    " hang in until you get past the first 100 pages or so ... about the time they find the "entrance" ... then don't plan on putting it down until you finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fia Eamónn WÃ¥hlin | 9/12/2012

    " Much better than I expected it to be. A wonderful adventure story which I know was written for boys in the Victorian era, to show the pride of the British empire. however, i truly enjoyed it and I believe Haggard is a fantastic writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jani | 6/22/2012

    " 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 Rob Dhillon | 4/19/2012

    " My first and most favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aseel Ameen | 4/4/2012

    " this book the reason why i read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dmack | 2/28/2012

    " A great adventure story i read back in high school; worth grabbing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/14/2011

    " A great old African adventure story. Full of magic, deceit, war and mythical lands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shabbeer Hassan | 10/3/2011

    " Despite huge racial overtones present throughout this book( as was in many books of that time dealing with Africa) I enjoyed the book to its core.....The character of Allan Quartermain must be one of the inspirations for Indiana Jones.....All in all fun to read.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 9/17/2011

    " Light hearted old-timey adventure book. Nothing to be gained but a few hours of entertaiment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Asa | 7/27/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Iverson | 6/11/2011

    " Pretty much an absolute classic. Don't be mislead by the movie version & the corny romance angle. It isn't in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindee | 6/7/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alistair | 5/17/2011

    " A good book. It's weird. I read it because he was mentioned in the movie 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'. Not much else to add, except that i learned some stuff about african tribes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shabbeer Hassan | 4/26/2011

    " Despite huge racial overtones present throughout this book( as was in many books of that time dealing with Africa) I enjoyed the book to its core.....The character of Allan Quartermain must be one of the inspirations for Indiana Jones.....All in all fun to read.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Davelowusa | 4/25/2011

    " Let's go shoot an elephant just because we can! And you there, black fellow, can you help us do whatever we tell you to do? Thanks a million. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Henderson | 4/3/2011

    " Actually reading this book via my iPhone. Feels wrong, but it was a free download. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 1/26/2011

    " 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 Ben | 11/13/2010

    " I liked this book a lot, but there was one thing that I didn't like that much. I didn't like how, whenever they are about to die, the main group of characters is always saved as close to death as possible, and always saved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Slade | 11/6/2010

    " Good fantasy about searching for a lost kingdom's treasure in Africa. This author inspired many of Edgar Rice Burrough's stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raphaele | 11/4/2010

    " 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 Cindy Johnson | 8/10/2010

    " I thought this would be rather boring but I wanted to give it a try. It kept me interested throughout the entire book. Enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Rench | 6/6/2010

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 4/23/2010

    " African adventure done right, with one of my all-time favorite battle sequences. Allan Quatermain and his companions are among my favorite bands of brothers. Quatermain himself is also one of my inspirations for Flinteye. . .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt Wagner | 4/20/2010

    " The archetype for "lost city" adventure. Nothing more need be said. A wonderful story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 4/8/2010

    " A little bit better than what I have been reading lately. I liked the part about the hunting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liberty | 3/16/2010

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Minor | 3/1/2010

    " I loved this book. I may read the entire series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/26/2009

    " not his best, but good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bogan Sankar | 10/31/2009

    " It was a great novel except for it's blatant racism,but that can be forgiven for the times it was written.And those times were not very race or gender sensitive "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 hannah | 10/11/2009

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Staci Woodburn | 10/6/2009

    " Honestly, really good. But too long. I just felt like I wished he would get on with it. Still a classic adventure story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 10/3/2009

    " So, I guess I'm not really going to review this book, more than anything I want to remark on adaptations. The book itself, while having a fun story and characters that I liked quite a bit, was kind of a chore to read. You know what, I don't really feel like writing this right now, I'll edit later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izzie | 6/25/2009

    " An adventure story for sure, full of twists and danger and fighting and long lost relatives. A definite must read for those that like Indiana Jones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/24/2009

    " 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 Marlene | 5/20/2009

    " Be careful, this book will take you away...adventure by adventure by adventure... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 7/30/2008

    " Fascinating look at the origins of the adventure novel. Without Haggard there would be no Indiana Jones or other such adventure heroes. A fun, strange read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Plangji | 9/3/2007

    " such a nice book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/26/2007

    " Definitely books from a different generation. She was an interesting tale of mysterious jungle adventure... Quatermain's tales seemed from an error of bloody machoism that were tough to stomach. "

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About the Author
Author H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard was born in Norfolk, England. After failing the Army entrance exam, he went to Natal in 1875 as secretary to Sir Henry Bulwer and the next year went to the Transvaal. He returned to England in 1881, married, and settled down to a literary life. His first novel, King Solomon’s Mines, was published in 1885. He published thirty-four adventure novels during his lifetime. He was knighted in 1912.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.