Allan Quatermain

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Allan Quatermain, hero of King Solomon's mines, tells a moving tale of his first wife, the Dutch-born Marie Marais, and the adventures that were linked to her beautiful, tragic history. This moving story depicts the tumultuous political era of the 1830s, involving the Boers, French colonists and the Zulu tribe in the Cape colony of South Africa. Hate and suspicion run high between the home government and the Dutch subjects.

Allan accompanies the ill-fated Pieter Retief and the Boer Commision on an embassy to the Zulu despot, Dingaan. Villains attempt to kill Allan and rob him of his wife. The unfortunate mission ends in a blood-curdling massacre. Written at a time when slavery was widespread, Marie portrays characters and views reflective of its era.

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  • Book 1

    • Marie

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Allan Quatermain, hero of King Solomon's mines, tells a moving tale of his first wife, the Dutch-born Marie Marais, and the adventures that were linked to her beautiful, tragic history. This moving story depicts the tumultuous political era of the 1830s, involving the Boers, French colonists and the Zulu tribe in the Cape colony of South Africa. Hate and suspicion run high between the home government and the Dutch subjects.

    Regular price: £22.39

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Child of Storm

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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    In this sequel to Marie, Allan Quatermain helps his Zulu friend Saduko in a crazy battle to win 100 cattle for the dowry of his love Mameena. However, the beautiful and mysterious Mameena, known as the "Child of Storm," seduces Allan and tries to engage him in marriage.

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 7

    • She And Allan

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    She and Allan is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1921. It brought together his two most popular characters, Ayesha from She (to which it serves as a prequel), and Allan Quatermain from King Solomon's Mines. Its significance was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the sixth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library series in September 1975.

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 11

    • Smith and the Pharaohs

    • By: Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    When the retiring young bank clerk Smith ducks into the British Museum one day to avoid the rain, he finds himself confronted with the bust of an Egyptian lady so beautiful that he becomes infatuated with her. His obsession leads him to read extensively on the subject of Egyptology, learn to read hieroglyphics, and gradually become an established Egyptologist. Every winter he travels to Egypt and undertakes archeological work. Then, in the third year, he makes an astounding discovery which changes the course of his life forever.

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  • Book 12

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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    On an ocean liner bound for Natal, adventurer Alan Quatermain is engaged as a guide. Supplied with arms, courage, and determination, he and his group set out through Africa's beautiful but often dangerous and inhospitable wilderness. Their trek culminates in the discovery of a lost sacred mine that could bring them all riches...or death!

    Regular price: £10.19

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This great African adventure novel is an enduring favorite among those who love excitement and romance. It is filled with qualities close to the human heart: the spirit of adventure and discovery, the desire for immortality, primal terror, and the search for the primitive. Few knew the Dark Continent as Haggard did; his experience of savage life and wild lands lends a visceral credibility that makes us believe the impossible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great yarn.

    • By Sara on 02-12-09

    Regular price: £20.29

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    African explorer Allan Quatermain and his two companions aren't just searching for the fabled diamond mine of the Biblical King Solomon deep in the heart of Africa - they are searching for a man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boys? Own Adventure

    • By Nicholas on 23-01-10

    Regular price: £16.29

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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    On board a ship bound for Natal, adventurer Allan Quatermain meets Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good. His new friends have set out to find Sir Henry's younger brother, who vanished while seeking King Solomon's legendary diamond mines in the African interior. By strange chance, Quatermain has a map to the mines, drawn in blood, and agrees to join the others on their perilous journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated but still influential

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 19-04-15

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    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    First published in 1885, with billboards and posters around London announcing "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written". It became an immediate best seller. The genesis of the Lost World literary genre! The search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers, led by Allan Quatermain, for a missing brother, lost while searching for the mythical mines of King Solomon. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa. The novel has been adapted to film at least six times.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Baffling narration

    • By Jerry Cornelius on 29-07-16

    Regular price: £1.39

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Middle-aged big game hunter Allan Quartermain accompanies Sir Henry Curtis on an expedition in search of Curtis’ estranged younger brother George, who had headed north in search of treasure two years before and was never seen again. Curtis believes his brother was following an ancient map that he hoped would lead him to Solomon’s Mines, part of the lost riches of the biblical King Solomon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterly Reading

    • By Peter on 08-03-15

    Regular price: £23.79

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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    King Solomon's Mines tells the story of renowned hunter Allan Quatermain as he leads an expedition into the heart of Southern Africa in search of a missing treasure hunter. He's persuaded to go on the trek by the brother of the missing man, the aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis, who is desperate to find out if his brother has survived after leaving in search of the fabled treasure mines of King Solomon.

    Regular price: £15.79

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Legends tell of an unknown, hidden country where King Solomon's treasure is secreted. Many have searched for Solomon's diamonds and have never returned from their mysterious journey. Sir Henry Curtis' brother was lost on just such an adventure. Now, with a secret map, a regal guide, and the aid of Allan Quatermain, the renowned safari hunter, a group of three Englishmen journey to a secret land of witch doctors, warriors, and ancient mysteries.

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    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    One of the bestselling novels of the 19th century, King Solomon's Mines has inspired dozens of adventure stories, including Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Vivid and enormously action-packed, Henry Rider Haggard's tale of danger and discovery continues to shock and thrill, as it has since it was first presented to the public and heralded as "the most amazing book ever written."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By John on 30-05-16

    Regular price: £21.69

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