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In the Reign of Terror

The Adventures of a Westminster Boy
Narrated by: Stuart Langton
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Harry Sandwith, a Westminster boy, becomes a resident at the chateau of a French marquis. After various adventures he accompanies the family to Paris at the height of the French Revolution. Imprisonment and death reduce their number, and Harry finds himself beset by perils with the three young daughters of the house in his charge. After narrow escapes they reach Nantes. There the girls are condemned to death in the coffin ships, but are saved by the unfailing courage of their young protector.
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  • Kellie
  • 21-02-07

Awesome

This is a great listen. Much adventure and faithfulness on the part of the main character. Good for all ages.

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  • Cristina Coneff
  • 08-05-18

Great BOOK!

I love this book! I have listened to it 3 times! The reader of this audio book did a great job! The story is exciting, romantic, and has so much great tension.

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  • David M. Morris
  • 06-11-18

First rate classic novel!!!

Excellent descriptive historical fiction!!!Most of us have only a little information on the French Revolution through school (years ago) or Les Miserables...this book awakened several aspects of what it was really like in Paris and surrounding cities at the beginning of the Revolution, middle and end. I do realize this is only 7 hours.... however, the writer has amazing perception and put me right there fighting for the good guys!! I could literally feel the tension, smell the sea air, see the dress of the period. The narrator did a superb job in all characters, and executed retoric of the time period without any confusion...I am looking for my next G. A. Henty book now!! If it's not available, I am definitely looking for an audiobook with Stuart Langton as the narrator!

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  • JD
  • 13-01-17

Great historical fiction

Set in the aftermath of the September 2nd massacres, G.A. Henty tackles the worst of the French Revolution from the eyes of a British young man. Caught up on the wrong side of the revolution, the reader gets to watch a 18 year old boy slowly do what he must to save the family he cares so much about. Certainly the darkest Henty book I have read, but also one of my favorites. The historical perspective is certainly that of a royalist one, but captures the fear and poverty evident in France at the time, and acknowledges the errors of the aristocracy in their treatment of the third estate and how their fate came to be. Great story and well told.

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  • Joshua
  • 02-03-15

Great Book

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This is an excellent book set in the Paris during the French Revolution's infamous "Reign of Terror". An exciting tale and one of my favorites of G. A. Henty. It is well narrated.