The Copper Princess


Read by Betsie Bush

(4.8 stars; 20 reviews)

The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines is an adventure set in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The delightful story features a brave and wholesome hero struggling for his rightful copper mining inheritance against smugglers and bandits. He also encounters a beautiful and mysterious maiden who is caught in her father's secret crimes. [Summary by Brenda Price]

Note: This book contains racial comments that may be offensive to modern listeners. (5 hr 58 min)

Chapters

01 - Startling Introduction of Tom Trefethen 13:09 Read by Betsie Bush
02 - Peveril Ties Blacky's Record 12:28 Read by Betsie Bush
03 - A Varsity Stroke Strikes Adverse Fortune 12:11 Read by Betsie Bush
04 - Starting in Search of the Copper Princess 11:07 Read by Betsie Bush
05 - The Trefethens 11:52 Read by Betsie Bush
06 - A Mile Beneath the Surface 12:55 Read by Betsie Bush
07 - Cornwall to the Rescue 12:10 Read by Betsie Bush
08 - In the New Shaft 12:51 Read by Betsie Bush
09 - Winning a Friend by Sheer Pluck 11:41 Read by Betsie Bush
10 - Heroism Rewarded 11:37 Read by Betsie Bush
11 - Nelly Trefethen Finds a Letter 11:50 Read by Betsie Bush
12 - A Vision of the Cliffs 9:50 Read by Betsie Bush
13 - Log-Wreckers and Smugglers 12:03 Read by Betsie Bush
14 - A Vain Effort to Recover Stolen Property 11:51 Read by Betsie Bush
15 - Peveril in the Hands of his Enemies 12:29 Read by Betsie Bush
16 - Lost in a Prehistoric Mine 10:55 Read by Betsie Bush
17 - Underground Wanderings 11:54 Read by Betsie Bush
18 - From One Trap into Another 11:38 Read by Betsie Bush
19 - Darrell's Folly and its Owner 10:15 Read by Betsie Bush
20 - Peveril is Taken for a Ghost 11:39 Read by Betsie Bush
21 - Mike Connell to the Rescue 12:46 Read by Betsie Bush
22 - The Signal is Changed 12:03 Read by Betsie Bush
23 - A Battle with Smugglers 11:36 Read by Betsie Bush
24 - Connell Makes Good His Escape 11:17 Read by Betsie Bush
25 - A Sea Fight on Lake Superior 11:50 Read by Betsie Bush
26 - First News of the Copper Princess 12:20 Read by Betsie Bush
27 - A Night with a Madman 12:01 Read by Betsie Bush
28 - Left in Sole Possession 12:26 Read by Betsie Bush
29 - A Royal Name for a Royal Mine 13:57 Read by Betsie Bush
30 - Peveril Acquires an Unshared Interest 11:56 Read by Betsie Bush

Reviews

A good story pleasantly read


(5 stars)

Agree with previous reviewer on both counts. This is a very good story. Very pleasant throughout - different from the usual mining story genre, which, more often than not, is gloomy and dismal. The reader has a soft and pleasant voice, and read well. I particularly enjoyed hearing the Cornish miner accents - the reader made it quite realistic, and very entertaining!

Great Lakes fiction


(5 stars)

@ListeninginChicago, I'm so glad you enjoyed this book; I did too! I've been tracking down other Great Lakes fiction books, so keep an eye open for the Samuel Merwin books--The Merry Anne and Calumet K, which are both set in Chicago and Michigan,

Fun adventure for young boys (and girls)


(4 stars)

This was a fun adventure - with an admirable hero and plenty of excitement, plus a chance to learn about mining in the late 1800's. Betsie Bush does an excellent job reading this solo project for Librivox.

wonderful story full of adventure


(5 stars)

this book inspired me to want to get out and seek fortune and honor in some exciting new land. I picked a random book to listen to at work and was not disappointed with the result


(5 stars)

adventure, riches-to-rags-and back again....a sorta horatio alger story....well read....waiting for the argh whenever the privates made an appearance...

great story


(5 stars)

a sweet story with character held in honor.