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The Lion of St. Mark Audiobook

The Lion of St. Mark

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Publisher's Summary

Of The Lion of St. Mark, G.A. Henty wrote: "I have laid my story in the time not of the triumphs of Venice but of her hardest struggle for existence, when she defended herself successfully against the coalition of Hungary, Padua, and Genoa, for never at any time were the virtues of Venice, her steadfastness, her patriotism, and her willingness to make all sacrifice for her independence more brilliantly shown. The historical portion of the story is drawn from Hazlitt's History of the Republic of Venice, and with it I have woven the adventures of an English boy endowed with a full share of that energy and pluck which, more than any other qualities, have made the British Empire the greatest the world ever saw."

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  • Jef
    Wyoming, MN, USA
    04/04/05
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    "A Great Listen"

    This was a very good book to listen to - I did not want to turn it off!!! The Adventure with the history made it all the more interesting - although I did need to find a map of Venice to help me picture the different locations.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lonnie
    Evergreen, CO, USA
    12/05/05
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    "Outstandingly entertaining and narrated"

    This historical fiction is captivating and the narration is extremely well done. The narrator successfully gives each character of the story (of which there are many both male and female) a distinct, recognizable, and nuanced voice. The history of Venice at the end of the 14th century comes to life herein.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • J. Reimer
    Penang, Malaysia
    08/03/07
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    "Classic Henty-worth a listen!"

    I have read 4 Henty books myself and wanted an Audible book to listen to while running. I enjoyed this story a lot. It is not as gripping as "The Carthagian," but it is well told and the story trips a long at a pace that makes listening enjoyable and easy to follow. The geography is pretty simple, the characters are vivid and have easy to remember names. The narrator never gets in the way, but puts forth the story. An invisible reader is what you want when you listen to a book. You'll enjoy it if you like G. A. Henty, "The boys historian!"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • reg
    17/11/05
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    "Fantastic!"

    I could not turn this one off Great historical fiction!!!!! If you have been to Vencie its a must read.

    Reg

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mommy of 5
    29/11/16
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    "Great adventure"

    We loved this book. It was very interesting for a wide span of ages. we couldn't wait to hear more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
    12/06/16
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    "Nicely done!"

    Another all-around great romp by Henty! Thank you, Mr. Cosham, for an un-prepossessing yet most capable read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Buzz
    22/01/16
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    "great!"

    This reading is amazing! I have listened for 3 hrs! Can't turn it off! Must get! Ralph Cosham fails at female voices but is great with the male voices. I suggest this to teenagers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Griffin
    NC
    21/07/15
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    "great story!"

    classic GA Henty. good story. action, adventure, romance.

    reader does a fine job. Does not seem to give very different for various characters. great job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/04/15
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    "Incredible!"

    I had to read this for high school literature this year, I usually despise battle strategies and the like, but it had hints of romance, suspense and excitement. The main character was remarkably built and very admirable!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    13/06/05
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    "A 19th century romance"

    This book was originally published in 1880 and its age shows. The story is a cross between Horatio Alger and the Perils of Pauline. It strains credulity far past the breaking point. The characters are completely one-dimensional. The narrator's style does little to increase interest. It is ironic that at the end he refers to the book as "The Lion of St. Mary" rather than St. Mark. One positive aspect is that he does different voices, especially female, without the strain or falsetto which plague other readers.

    I couldn't recommend this unless one likes period pieces.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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