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She: A History of Adventure | [H. Rider Haggard]

She: A History of Adventure

Legends tell of an ancient sorceress who has learned the secrets of immortality. She rules over a lost people deep in unexplored Africa. She can slay at a glance, and her beauty is so legendary that no man can look upon her and keep his own will. Leo Vincey learns of a quest that has haunted his family for generations. He is to go to find this all powerful woman, and discover the secret of eternal life.
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Legends tell of an ancient sorceress who has learned the secrets of immortality. She rules over a lost people deep in unexplored Africa. She can slay at a glance, and her beauty is so legendary that no man can look upon her and keep his own will. Leo Vincey learns of a quest that has haunted his family for generations. He is to go to find this all-powerful woman, and discover the secret of eternal life.

Public Domain (P)2010 B.J. Harrison

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  • Sandy
    BUCKETTY, Australia
    14/03/12
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    "The mystery of 'She' continues"

    This popular work from the 19th and 20th Century is credited by other very well known authors as being an influence on their own works. Graham Green, Henry Miller, J R R Tolkien are among those mentioned in Wikipedia.
    'She' is now available to read free online. Having B.J.Harrison read it to me is just wonderful and certainly worth the few dollars asked.
    This work also throws some light on the mysterious feminine presence in the male where the feminine is projected outwards onto another almost ageless beautiful and terrible woman.
    'She' is really an adventure story. Chests with scrolls, pottery and a letter.A record of a 2000 year search, passed from father to son. Kind of..if you liked Indianna Jones..you could like this one. Its very British and not politically correct these days and does reveal some of the prevailing bias of the times in which it was written. 'Indianna' would most certainly have read Haggard.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • aaron gilbert
    Pearland, TX United States
    05/06/14
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    "Don't look here if you are wanting criticizem"
    What did you love best about She: A History of Adventure?

    I enjoyed the entire book. But I loved how the author's descriptions made me feel like I was in the thick of it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Asher. She was very fascinating and I found myself simply wanting to believe in her.


    What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    I like how although he made a wonderful performance he still never got in the way of the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the scenes involving the pillar of fire as these were exciting. There are many exciting moments in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I passed this book up several times. So glad I read the comments and went for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    Indian River, MI, United States
    29/08/13
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    "Classic tale, horrible narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to She: A History of Adventure the most enjoyable?

    H. Rider Haggard's adventure stories are full of antique exposition, yet still have the power to suck a reader into an ancient world of adventure. It takes a narrator comfortable with the language and characters of this kind of work to make the text an effortless listen for modern ears. This narrator, B.J. Harrison, not only has an American accent, but "reads" instead of narrates, and delivers stiff, stilted sentences. The only other version Audible offers of "She" has a better narrator, but is abridged. Too bad! A classic story of adventure, and the many variations of how men and women define "love" and "life."


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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