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The Desert Islander Audiobook

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Read By: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: cb9o

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Longest Chapter Length:

26:57 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22:58 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

24:57 minutes

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Publisher Description

The Desert Islander is the story of a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who seeks help from an Englishman living in a remote part of southern China during the Chinese war. Two facts quickly become apparent about our legionnaire. First, that he has a narcissistic personality disorder which leaves him devoid of empathy and in desperate need to attention and adulation. Second that he is suffering from a gangrenous leg. The imperturbable Englishman, who is totally disinclined to pander to his visitor’s over-bloated sense of self-importance, insists on setting off next morning through the fighting zone to try to bring his guest to a hospital.

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About Stella Benson

Stella Benson (1892–1933) was an English feminist, novelist, poet, and travel writer. Stella spent the winter of 1913–14 in the West Indies, which provided material for her first novel, I Pose. Living in London, she became involved in women’s suffrage, as had her older female relatives. During World War I, she supported the troops by gardening and by helping poor women in London’s East End at the Charity Organisation Society. These efforts inspired Benson to write the novels, This Is the End and Living Alone. She also published her first volume of poetry, Twenty, in 1918.

About Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.