Follow the journey of Horace Holly and his ward, Leo Vincey, to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed". In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World subgenre, which many later authors emulated.
This is the blueprint for the Indiana Jones series.
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By TheArtForm on 02-07-17
Enjoyable book, difficult reader
The book itself is a fun adventure which yields exactly what one would expect from a book written in this time. I personally enjoy the narrative style, along with the slow and thoughtful considerations of various scenes and events which break up the immediate plot considerations. The story itself is good: it kept me interested.
The reader, however, was a struggle. He mispronounces several words, and one particular name throughout the WHOLE book which, for the first several hours, gave me a "nails on the chalk board" feeling every time he said it. He also struggles to give the inflection in dialogue which the narrative itself suggests. However, there are no "mistakes" per se, and his voice is very easy listening.
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By Ron B on 01-12-17
A classic in the truest sense of the word. Excellent story & outstanding prose. The reader did a great job with a lovely voice.