The People of the Mist


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

(4.6 stars; 265 reviews)

Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa. The protagonists seek the legendary People of the Mist, said to possess a fabulous hoard of jewels. Finding them, they immediately become embroiled in the turbulent political affairs of the lost race, which is riven by a power-struggle between the monarch and the priesthood of its giant crocodile god. The heroic Leonard can do little more than react to events. The action climaxes in a hair-raising escape by toboggan (it was a flat stone) down a steep glacier. (Summary by Wikipedia) (16 hr 25 min)

Chapters

00 - Author's Note 3:37 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
01 - The Sins of the Fathers are Visited on the Children 23:46 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
02 - The Swearing of the Oath 22:04 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
03 - After Seven Years 15:52 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
04 - The Last Vigil 24:03 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
05 - Otter Gives Counsel 18:25 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
06 - The Tale of Soa 18:47 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
07 - Leonard Swears on the Blood of Aca 19:27 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
08 - The Start 23:05 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
09 - The Yellow Devil's Nest 22:10 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
10 - Leonard Makes a Plan 21:24 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
11 - The Hero Otter 23:26 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
12 - A Choice Lot 25:12 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
13 - A Midnight Marriage 27:21 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
14 - Vengence 22:54 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
15 - Disillusion 30:39 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
16 - Misunderstandings 24:38 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
17 - The Death of Mavoom 27:02 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
18 - Soa Shows Her Teeth 26:28 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
19 - The End of the Journey 23:33 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
20 - The Coming of Aca 20:09 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
21 - The Folly of Otter 31:07 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
22 - The Temple of Jal 26:48 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
23 - How Juanna Conquered Nam 24:18 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
24 - Olfan Tells of the Rubies 27:55 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
25 - The Sacrifice After the New Order 23:10 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
26 - The Last of the Settlement Men 21:50 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
27 - Father and Daughter 26:25 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
28 - Juanna Prevaricates 23:12 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
29 - The Trial of the Gods 23:07 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
30 - Francisco's Expiation 24:54 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
31 - The White Dawn 24:16 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
32 - How Otter Fought the Water Dweller 22:58 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
33 - Trapped 23:49 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
34 - Nam's Last Argument 22:56 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
35 - Be Nobel or be Base 26:19 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
36 - How Otter Came Back 21:49 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
37 - "I am Repaid, Queen" 22:41 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
38 - The Triumph of Nam 21:57 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
39 - The Passing of the Bridge 25:45 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
40 - Otter's Farewell 29:18 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
41 - Envoi - The End of the Adventure 26:26 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

Reviews

Acceptable recording.


(3 stars)

OK neutral reader. Could have been clearer, and easier to follow, if the intonations were read in the right places, with more understanding and empathy for the contents.

Loved it!!!


(5 stars)

Lengthy Great Story. Fell in love with the main characters. Wishing to have friends like Otter. The reader Richard Kilmer is my favorite.

Non stop thrilling in romantic setting


(4 stars)

Read very well, story a bit predictable but exciting and entertaining. Well worth "reading".

Incredible!


(5 stars)

What a wonderful book. I will be reading more from H. Rider Haggerd

Good reader, book is rather morose


(4 stars)

I've listened to many of H Ryder Haggart's stories and enjoyed all of them. This one, however, left me thinking that Mr. Haggart no longer felt optimistic regarding the human race. Yes, he did again show his disgust for the slave traders that did their awful work in Africa and skillfully saw their demise. The main characters were good people and they were not spared an overwhelming amount of pain, hardship and suffering. He wrote well and I listened to the entire story probably because the reader was so good.

AMAZING!!!!


(5 stars)

This is the most exciting Adventure with edge of your seat chapters of danger but I don't want to spoil anything for you. there are also laugh out loud moments. Brilliant book read very well by narrator, absolutely it love H Rider Haggard he has got to be the best adventure author.

Quite the Adventure


(4 stars)

The rescue from slavery would have been a complete book in itself, but added to this, we get the adventurous travel to the city of the People of the Mist and all that occurs there. Definitely an adventure, with a final plot twist at the end. Very good!

Good story, but long


(4 stars)

This is a really good story but it seems to go on forever! Too much of a good thing? The narration is good, precise but melodic - great for getting off to sleep which is one of my key uses of audio books!