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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. Meade Falkner Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A tale of smuggling and mystery on the Dorset coast as told by John Trenchard, a boy obsessed with discovering the secret of Colonel 'Blackbeard' Mohune's hidden treasure. One night, trapped in the Mohune family vault beneath the church, John finds a locket round the Colonel's neck which contains verses from the Psalms of David. What could it mean? Elzevir Block, landlord of the local public house, who has lost his son in the contraband wars, befriends John and together they struggle to find the secret of Blackbeard's buried wealth. It is an adventure story full of action and misfortune spanning many years, two different countries and ending with a message to us all.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Polly | 2/13/2014

    " 3.5 stars. A pretty good late-19th century adventure story with smuggling and hidden treasure. There are some unpleasant details--branding and death and so on--but no more so than other late 19th/early 20th century adventure stories. I see a lot of local libraries have it in children's, but I'm glad mine doesn't--it's not likely to appeal much to the modern child, and it does have some pretty tough moments. Not that kids shouldn't read it, but it's one of those books that's better discovered in the adult collection by children and adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fiona | 2/12/2014

    " Another home reader from high school. Probably when I was around twelve. I don't know what I'd think of it as an adult but it was a good story for that age group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tucker Moore | 2/4/2014

    " YA know, Its amazing some of the amazing books you can find at a thrift store for $.25 cents and fall in love with a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rusty | 1/17/2014

    " Originally written in the 1800s, this story appealed to YA and adult readers alike. The tale is told by an orphan boy named John,who becomes entranced by the a story that has long been told in his community - Moonfleet. It is said that a huge diamond was hidden by a deceased roguen callrd Blackbeard who made life miserable for everyone else when he was alive. He lives with a kind innkeeper, Elzevir, whose son was murdered. Unfortunately, Elzevir and several others are involved in smuggling contraband for distribution throughout England. A man is accidently killed when the smugglers are pursued by the sheriff's men. Elzevir is believed to be responsible and is branded a murderer while the truth is that a stray bullet from the sheriff's men killed him. Thus begins the flight of John and Elzevir to avoid the gallows. John unravels the mystery around the diamond and it is retrieved but this is only the beginning of their miseries. Following John and Elzevir throughout their adventures is exciting to say the least. Well done. "

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