Child of Storm

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(4.4 stars; 77 reviews)

Child of Storm is a 1913 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot is set in 1854-56 and concerns Quatermain hunting in Zululand and getting involved with Mameema, a beautiful African girl who causes great turmoil in the Zulu kingdom.
The novel is the second in a trilogy by Haggard involving the collapse of the Zulu kingdom and featuring the dwarf Zikali. The first book is Marie, and the third, Finished.
The story takes place against the real life struggle between Cetshwayo and Umbelazi, the two sons of the Zulu king Mpande (called "Panda" in the novel). The events culminate in the Battle of Ndondakusuka (here called the "Battle of the Tugela") in 1856. Real life people such as Panda, Cetshwayo, and John Robert Dunn appear as characters. - Summary by wikipedia (10 hr 3 min)


Allan Quartermain Hears of Mameena 35:40 Read by Elsie Selwyn
The Moonshine of Zikali 34:48 Read by Elsie Selwyn
The Buffalo with the Cleft Horn 23:50 Read by Elsie Selwyn
Mameena 43:40 Read by Keith Salis
Two Bucks and the Doe 28:42 Read by Keith Salis
The Ambush 40:36 Read by Keith Salis
Saduko Brings the Marriage Gift 26:51 Read by Keith Salis
The King's Daughter 42:06 Read by Keith Salis
Allan Returns to Zululand 40:20 Read by Keith Salis
The Smelling-Out 45:50 Read by Keith Salis
The Sin of Umbelazi 41:03 Read by Keith Salis
PAnda’s Prayer 34:27 Read by Keith Salis
UMbelazi the Fallen 47:40 Read by Keith Salis
Umbezi and the Blood Royal 21:55 Read by Keith Salis
Mameena Claims the Kiss Part 1 33:11 Read by Keith Salis
Mameena Claims the Kiss Part 2 38:44 Read by Keith Salis
Mameena—Mameena—Mameena! 23:51 Read by Lynne T


Not the best Quartermain

(4 stars)

Reders were fine but story dragged on and on. Nice to listen to while doing some yard work.

(4 stars)

great book briliant male reader a shame for the woman who I can't bare to fast to height toned

it's a nice book if you are into Henry Rider haggard

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

I love getting lost in Haggard's Africa

(5 stars)

Excellent story well read. Thank you!

(2 stars)

It would be better to have a single person read the entire text. If the narrative character in the text is predominantly male, have a male reader. It’s rather distracting otherwise. It might be worthwhile for the readers to read the book prior to taping so that they know all of the words they’re expected to say and are familiar with the pronunciation. (“Auto-mon”, for “automaton”!). Perhaps offer a guide so that if you MUST have different readers, at least they all pronounce everything the same.