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Allan Quatermain

Lu par : Bill Homewood
Série : Allan Quatermain, Volume 15
Durée : 12 h et 9 min

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Allan Quatermain is one of author H. Rider Haggard's most famous characters. He was not only the valorous subject of 18 novels and stories by Haggard in his Lost World genre, but also served as the inspiration for Indiana Jones. In Allan Quatermain, the book that concludes the hero's adventures, acclaimed actor Bill Homewood takes us deep into an African landscape unknown to European civilization. His performance is truly transporting, embedding listeners in the novel's action as well as in its emotional heart. (Quatermain goes on this particular adventure to assuage his grief upon losing his young son.) Homewood has won numerous industry awards for his audiobook narration, including a 2012 Earphones Award.

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We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in H. Rider Haggard’s marvelous King Solomon’s Mines. This time, grieving from the tragic loss of his son, Quatermain longs to return to his beloved Africa. He sets out in search of a lost white tribe, the Zu-Vendis, ruled by two beautiful sister Queens. Once again, Quatermain’s companions are the indefatigable Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, and the magnificent Zulu warrior Umslopogaas. The journey is incredibly dangerous, and thrillingly told.

After a fantastic underground journey by canoe, our heroes are embroiled in a bloody civil war when both queens fall in love with the irresistibly handsome Curtis.

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Public Domain (P)2012 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • Mark
  • 08/10/2012

Forgotten novels

What made the experience of listening to Allan Quatermain the most enjoyable?

It made feel as if I might be proud to be part of the British Empire

Who was your favorite character and why?

Quartermain of course because he held to the repressed ideals of the time.

Which scene was your favorite?

Rescuing the Missionaries daughter from the Masai

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A man of the Empire

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  • robin m.
  • 02/11/2019

Wonderful adventure

I did not know much of the books by Mr Hazzard and decided to take a chance. So glad I did!! What an exciting adventure, so many characters I would like to meet. And of course Mr Homewood’s narration is superb!

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  • Russell
  • 13/08/2016

A great omega for Quartermain

What made the experience of listening to Allan Quatermain the most enjoyable?

its an all around pleaser

What did you like best about this story?

Allan's line about trees, if I'm honest

What about Bill Homewood’s performance did you like?

He's emotes well and is diverse; but I personally didn't like his choice of voices for Curtis and Good

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

At the end, that's all I'll say

Any additional comments?

A ton of introspection; it makes you think... DEEP!

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  • Ian
  • 21/11/2012

Bit tedious really.

I could not help visualising a scene in the office of Haggard's publisher where the publisher is saying
"Can't you do King Solomon's Mines 2 - The Return or something like that. That I can sell."
"All the same old stereotypes?" asks Haggard
"Of course. Oh - do you think you can fit a cowardly and stupid Frenchman in there as well. Everybody likes a cowardly Frenchman. Oooh Ooooh - I know - make him a chef"
"Not a problem" says Haggard as he gets up to leave.

And that's what he did. Same old stiff upper lip nationalism. Same set piece action scenes. Same over elaborate pointless descriptions with bizzare irrelevant details which go on and on and on.

Narration carefully chosen to be as pompous as the writing. And I usually like this stuff!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/05/2016

Tedhhchhc

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