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G.A. Henty Recordings read by Jim Weiss
All recordings are thoughtfully abridged.
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Beric the Briton audio recording - Nine hours
of adventure in Ancient Britain and Rome (62 AD). Main event: Roman invasion of
Beric, a dashing, young British chieftain, must fight for liberty from the
forests of his homeland, where he defies legendary Roman legions, to the Roman
Colosseum, where he must employ gladiatorial skills to defend a persecuted
Christian girl. G.A. Henty provides fascinating details of life in a Roman
villa, in the imperial palace, and in the villages of the tribal Britons; and
accurately shows the strengths that allowed the Romans to conquer their empire
and the weaknesses that would end it.
9 Hours on 7 CD's
Multi-CD set: #3932
You may also be interested in the Rosemary Sutcliff novels that are set in
Ancient Britain. Click here.
The Cat of Bubastes audio recording - written
by G.A. Henty and read by Jim Weiss. Six hours of adventure in ancient Egypt
In The Cat of Bubastes, Mr. Henty gives his readers a fascinating picture of one
of the greatest of the ancient peoples at the height of their civilization.
Chebron, son of the Egyptian high priest Ameres, and Amuba, a Rebu brought as a
slave to Ameres' household when his people were conquered by the Egyptians, are
Their lives are changed irrevocably when Chebron accidentally kills his sister's
cat, an animal sacred to the Egyptians - an offense punishable by death. The
boys decide to make a long and dangerous journey to the land
of the Rebus, where they will be out of reach of their enemies.
Amid chariot battles and court intrigue, Nile crocodiles and desert bandits, a
young man finds friendship, love, and his own destiny. Excellent historical
Length: 6 hours. A thoughtfully abridged recording.
Multi-CD set: #3940
Multi-Cassette set: #9584X
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For the Temple (written by G.A. Henty and read by
Jim Weiss) -
Fast-paced adventure in the setting of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
Henty weaves a rousing, yet poignant, adventure of the revolt of Palestine
against the power of Rome, and the birth of Christianity.
Follow John, a
courageous, young Jew, as he fights in the siege of Jerusalem, survives slavery
in Alexandria and the dispersal of the Jews, wins the favor of the Emperor
Titus, and returns triumphantly to Galilee. Based on the eyewitness accounts of
Josephus, this is a masterful story of events that changed our world forever.
Date: 70 A.D.,
Main Event: The fall of Jerusalem during the Palestinian revolt against Rome.
“We have longed for Jim to record this particular Henty…we think it is the best
yet!” - Parent
In Freedom's Cause written by
G.A. Henty and read by Jim Weiss. One of G.A. Henty's most stirring adventures
tells the story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce as they battle the
brutal seizure of their native Scotland by England's King Edward I. With the
Scottish heroes is the courageous, young Archie Forbes, whose daring, insightful
mind is as sharp as his flashing sword.
In Freedom's Cause delivers dramatic portrayals of real Scottish and
English leaders in their native countries, and places the listener in the middle
of famous medieval battles, sudden swordplay in narrow streets, and dramatic
tests of friendship and love.
Setting: Scotland and England, 1296-1314 AD.
Main Event: Scotland's Battle for Independence.
CD only. Approximately 9
In the Reign of Terror audio recording
written by G.A. Henty and read by Jim Weiss. Nine Hours of breathtaking
adventure during the French Revolution (1793), one of history's most important
As the Revolution begins, we meet Harry Sandwith, a young Englishman who was
hired to be a companion to the sons of a nobleman. At first Harry is considered
by the aristocratic family to be beneath their class, but he soon proves his
self worth by saving the lives of the girls in the family.
Throughout the story, Harry must summon his courage as he rescues his French
friends from the pillage of war-torn France
6 hours on 6 CDs. A thoughtfully abridged recording.
Multi-CD set: #3975
Lion of the North written by G.A. Henty and read by
Jim Weiss. - With his trademark mixture of thrilling
adventure and balanced, accurate history, G.A. Henty sets us down amid the
firestorms of the religious wars (The Thirty Years War) in Europe.
During the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), our fictitious Scottish hero and his
real Scottish commanders join the triumphant Protestant champion, Gustavus
Adolphus of Sweden, “the Lion of the North.” On the Catholic side, we meet the
king’s equally skilled foes, brutal General Tilly and vain, brilliant Prince
Filled with shifting battles, deadly plots, daring escapes and loyalties put to
the test, this is one of G.A. Henty’s most popular books and guaranteed to keep
the entire family on the edge of their seats.
Setting: Scotland/Europe, 1618-1648
Main Event: The Thirty Years War
Wulf the Saxon audio recording - written by G.A. Henty
and read by Jim Weiss. Eight hours of adventure in the setting of the Norman
Wulf of Steyning, a valued and trusted thane in Harold Godwinson's service
before and during his reign as King of England, boldly captures a castle in the
Welsh wars, risks his life to rescue Harold when his is shipwrecked on Norman
shores, bravely fights against the Norsemen at the Battle of Stamford Bridge,
and resolutely stands by his king to the last of the Battle of Hastings.
A story of loyalty, courage, and perseverance, set in Britain and Normandy.
8 hours. A thoughtfully abridged recording.
Multi-CD set: #3959
Multi-Cassette set: #9622
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The Young Carthaginian audio recording
- written by G.A. Henty and read by Jim Weiss. Nine hours of thrilling adventure
as Hannibal of Carthage battles mighty Rome (220 BC).
The struggle between Rome and Carthage was a first a struggle for empire, and
then - on the part of Carthage - a struggle for existence. The Young
Carthaginian's tells the story of this struggle and the attempt of Hannibal to
conquer Rome, despite the formidable geographical barriers and the corrupt
leadership in Carthage.
Malcus, the young hero, a cousin of Hannibal, becomes involved in political
intrigue and joins Hannibal in Spain, sharing for a time in his adventures.
You'll be there to cross the perilous, snow-choked Alps; battle bloodthirsty
beasts; dual cunning traitors in vividly drawn ancient cities; even defy
overwhelming Roman armies. Engaging characters and a rousing, historically
9 hours on 7 CDs. A thoughtfully abridged recording.
Multi-CD set: #7310
G. A. Henty Short Story Collection, Vol
* Frontier Girl - In this story, we meet Mary Mitford, a remarkable fifteen
year old girl who risks her life and the things she holds dear to save the lives
of her parents from a cunning and intentional Indian attack.
Date: Late 1700's
Setting: American Frontier
* Surly Joe -
This is the story of a crusty old sea captain called Surly Joe who finds
himself in the perilous situation of having to choose between saving the lives
of his two sons or a young girl placed in his charge. The pain from such a
decision is eased when two small girls enter his life.
Setting: Victorian England
70 minutes on 1 CD.
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