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The Riddle of the Sands (Librovox)

Erskine Childers

Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story.It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom. It is often called the first modern spy novel, although others are as well, it was certainly very influential in the genre and for its time.The book enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I and was extremely influential. Winston Churchill later credited it as a major reason that the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story.It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom. It is often called the first modern spy novel, although others are as well, it was certainly very influential in the genre and for its time.The book enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I and was extremely influential. Winston Churchill later credited it as a major reason that the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story.It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom. It is often called the first modern spy novel, although others are as well, it was certainly very influential in the genre and for its time.The book enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I and was extremely influential. Winston Churchill later credited it as a major reason that the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

36:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:15