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The Riddle of the Sands

Erskine Childers

Carruthers is rescued from a hot summer at a deserted Foreign Office in London, by an out-of-the-blue invitation to join an acquaintance, Davis, on his yacht in the Baltic. He arrives to find not only that he comprises the whole crew, but also that Davies needs his help in a spying mission with enormous stakes. The Riddle of the Sands, with its early warnings of the dangers of a German invasion by sea, created a sensation when it appeared in 1990. It is the forerunner of the spy novels of John Le Carré and Graham Greene, and its detail and dry humour have made it a classic for sailors as well as for thriller addicts.

Carruthers is rescued from a hot summer at a deserted Foreign Office in London, by an out-of-the-blue invitation to join an acquaintance, Davis, on his yacht in the Baltic. He arrives to find not only that he comprises the whole crew, but also that Davies needs his help in a spying mission with enormous stakes. The Riddle of the Sands, with its early warnings of the dangers of a German invasion by sea, created a sensation when it appeared in 1990. It is the forerunner of the spy novels of John Le Carré and Graham Greene, and its detail and dry humour have made it a classic for sailors as well as for thriller addicts.
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Carruthers is rescued from a hot summer at a deserted Foreign Office in London, by an out-of-the-blue invitation to join an acquaintance, Davis, on his yacht in the Baltic. He arrives to find not only that he comprises the whole crew, but also that Davies needs his help in a spying mission with enormous stakes. The Riddle of the Sands, with its early warnings of the dangers of a German invasion by sea, created a sensation when it appeared in 1990. It is the forerunner of the spy novels of John Le Carré and Graham Greene, and its detail and dry humour have made it a classic for sailors as well as for thriller addicts.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dermot Kerrigan

Length:

2h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:38