Colonel Quaritch, V.C.: A Tale of Country Life

Read by Esther

(4.6 stars; 73 reviews)

This is not your typical H. Rider Haggard adventure book yet it is full of mystery and intrigue including a coerced marriage, bigotry, adultery, murder and a buried treasure!

This is the tale of an ancient family’s struggles to survive, one woman’s selflessness and another’s evil schemes; Two Gentlemen, two scoundrels and one very underestimated, loyal servant.

Listen as the tale unfolds and guess where the treasure is hidden that can save them all! Summary by Esther. (12 hr 9 min)


Harold Quaritch Meditates 16:45 Read by Esther
The Colonel Meets the Squire 13:55 Read by Esther
The Tale of Sir James De La Molle 19:30 Read by Esther
The End of the Tale 15:09 Read by Esther
The Squire Explains the Position 18:50 Read by Esther
Lawyer Quest 12:35 Read by Esther
Edward Cossey, Esquire 13:57 Read by Esther
Mr Quest's Wife 13:09 Read by Esther
The Shadow of Ruin 23:45 Read by Esther
The tennis Party 15:06 Read by Esther
Ida's Bargain 16:06 Read by Esther
George Prophesies 20:53 Read by Esther
About Art 18:28 Read by Esther
The Tiger Shows Her Claws 13:16 Read by Esther
The Happy Days 18:26 Read by Esther
The House With the Red Pillars 17:36 Read by Esther
The Tigress in Her Den 17:29 Read by Esther
"What Some Have Found So Sweet" 18:53 Read by Esther
In Pawn 14:35 Read by Esther
"Good-Bye to You Edward" 15:28 Read by Esther
The Colonell Goes Out Shooting 15:42 Read by Esther
The End of the Match 16:20 Read by Esther
The Blow Falls 15:30 Read by Esther
"Good-Bye, My Dear, Good-Bye" 16:56 Read by Esther
The Squire Gives His Consent 16:53 Read by Esther
Belle Pays a Visit 13:57 Read by Esther
Mr Quest has His Innings 16:04 Read by Esther
How George Treated Johnnie 14:18 Read by Esther
Edward Cossey Meets With an Accident 18:42 Read by Esther
Harold Takes the News 15:38 Read by Esther
Ida Recants 15:06 Read by Esther
George Prophesies Again 17:52 Read by Esther
The Squire Speaks His Mind 14:12 Read by Esther
Georges Diplomatic Errand 15:30 Read by Esther
The Sword of Damocles 17:42 Read by Esther
How the Game Ended 14:32 Read by Esther
Sister Agnes 16:57 Read by Esther
Colonel Quaritch Expresses His Views 18:46 Read by Esther
The Colonel Goes to Sleep 13:30 Read by Esther
But Not to Bed 15:01 Read by Esther
How the Night Went 28:01 Read by Esther
Ida Goes to Meet Her Fate 13:56 Read by Esther
George is Seen To Laugh 20:55 Read by Esther
Christmas Chimes 13:50 Read by Esther


Some of the Best of Haggard!

(5 stars)

Excellent book of Haggard's. The reader was very solid also. Quite enjoyed!


(5 stars)

It was difficult to believe this was a Haggard book sincr had no Ayesha, no Allan, and no Africa. Not every author can switch gears so completely and still produce such a gem. It compares favorably with Wilkie Collins without being so long-winded. The narration was excellent.

oh my God

(5 stars)

I had to triple check to make sure this was a Haggard novel. As another reviewer said, it's more like a Wilkie Collins story. It is without a doubt the best no Quatermain novel Haggard put out.

A sweet story

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this story. I was rooting for Colonel Quaritch through the story, he is a very loveable guy. The narration was pretty good too if I remember. Good story worth listening to.

what a fantastic Adventure romance treasure hunt story!

(5 stars)

I have loved everything H Rider Haggard has written and this narrator is quite good loved it thank you so much

Colonel Quaritch, V. C. : A Tale of Country Life

(5 stars)

A different, but very good book by Haggard. Ester is a superb reader

(5 stars)

Great Story brilliantly narrated. Who is feeling sorry for the poor rich boy Edward Qazi?

I enjoyed it

(5 stars)

Good book well read thank you