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  • In the Reign of Terror

  • The Adventures of a Westminster Boy
  • By: G.A. Henty
  • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

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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  • monica wolfson
  • 17-03-21

10 stars gripping a must do

I totally loved this book incredibly moving and exciting written in 1858, run to get it now, I am telling everyone. Beautifully narrated too, fantastic say no more!

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  • Laurie
  • 05-03-21

Wonderful!

I’m an old girl (60) and never listen to boys adventure tales but I was riveted to this one. The historical setting, characterization and unending excitement were quite mesmerizing. At times it is a bit dated because, well, it IS dated! But that only added to the charm and exotic allure of the story. The narrator was a pleasure to listen to. His French accents were subtle and not intrusively theatrical, but just enough to lend flavor to the sauce. Never heard of Henty before in my life but I’m off to another adventure tale right after this.

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  • Jamie
  • 21-01-21

Excellent Book

This book kept me interested from beginning to end. I’d love to see this book made into a movie. Wonderful characters, terrific characters set in a historic setting. Absolutely recommend.

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  • LoreLope
  • 10-01-21

Would make a 5 star mivie

Some scenes as written were to my ears... a little too pedantic. Most characters could have been a little less subtle, to hold the attention of young people today*. And the narrative voice night be replaced with more action & dialogue. But courage, moderation, devotion and adventure filled the heart of this “reader”. (*Sentimentality is out of fashion?)

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  • Gayle Ewen
  • 05-12-20

Reminiscent of A Tale of Two Cities, my favorite book of all time!

Very well written, a delight to the ears! I’ve found a new author to enjoy. I love the classics and this fits right in there. Very happy with this choice.

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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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  • Joan Frederickson
  • 07-07-22

Surprise

Yes, I was surprised..it was better then I thought it would be. I listen to a free book without expectations and I try to listen all the way through one way or the other. It held my attention and the narration was better then some.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-22

great story

great story line, i was on the edge of my seat near the end.
but the volume does fade away sometimes

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  • Tracy
  • 29-06-22

Excellent story!

Really good, I love historical stories, fictional and non. The narrator did a nice job as well.