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The Great Shadow

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Set in an English-Scottish border village during the waning days of the Napoleonic era, this adventure story introduces us to Jock Calder, whose quiet way of life is shattered when a mysterious stranger steps ashore near his home. The stranger changes forever the lives of Jock, his cousin Edie, and his best friend Jim, sending the young men into the jaws of the final battle to defeat The Great Shadow that threatens to devour the whole of Europe. Don't look for Sherlock Holmes in this well-written tale, but do expect a wonderful glimpse of life at the end of the Napoleonic era, including an exciting rendition of The Battle of Waterloo. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)

Set in an English-Scottish border village during the waning days of the Napoleonic era, this adventure story introduces us to Jock Calder, whose quiet way of life is shattered when a mysterious stranger steps ashore near his home. The stranger changes forever the lives of Jock, his cousin Edie, and his best friend Jim, sending the young men into the jaws of the final battle to defeat The Great Shadow that threatens to devour the whole of Europe. Don't look for Sherlock Holmes in this well-written tale, but do expect a wonderful glimpse of life at the end of the Napoleonic era, including an exciting rendition of The Battle of Waterloo. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Set in an English-Scottish border village during the waning days of the Napoleonic era, this adventure story introduces us to Jock Calder, whose quiet way of life is shattered when a mysterious stranger steps ashore near his home. The stranger changes forever the lives of Jock, his cousin Edie, and his best friend Jim, sending the young men into the jaws of the final battle to defeat The Great Shadow that threatens to devour the whole of Europe. Don't look for Sherlock Holmes in this well-written tale, but do expect a wonderful glimpse of life at the end of the Napoleonic era, including an exciting rendition of The Battle of Waterloo. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00