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The Doom of London

Gelesen von Lee Smalley

(4,357 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

Here are six stories, each one describing a disaster afflicting London, that were popularly serialized during 1903-1904 in Pearson’s Magazine. The tales depict (1) a deep freeze and unprecedented snowfall; (2) a heavy, blinding, paralyzing blanket of fog; (3) a widespread killer virus; (4) a fraudulent scheme causing financial panic; (5) a minor electrical accident in a tunnel that spirals into catastrophe; and (6) most of the city’s water supply, reportedly contaminated with deadly bubonic bacillus, puts the population in great fear of plague. Is the word “doom” in the book's title accurate, or is it just hyperbole? (Lee Smalley) (4 hr 27 min)


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(4 Sterne)

A well written set of stories that roll nicely along. I think he had quite an imagination as all these scenerios, to a lesser or greater degree have occurred in my lifetime somewhere in the UK . Good reader too. Have only given 4 as the last seemed laboured.


(4 Sterne)

An interesting mixture of doomsday scenarios, each of them quite possible. His cynicism shows as he notes the opportunists who try to profit at the expense of the public; seems very up to date.

Why can't we see reader's names???!!

(4 Sterne)