When the World Shook

  • by H. Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by Michael Page
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When three adventurers, Bastin, Bickley, and Arbuthnot, are marooned on a South Sea island, they discover an ancient crystal sepulchre. Inside are two Atlanteans who have been in a state of suspended animation for 250,000 years! One of the awakened sleepers, Lord Oro, is the last of the Sons of Wisdom, a superior race who'd relied on their advanced technology to subjugate the planet's lesser peoples. The other Atlantean is Oro's daughter, Yva, heiress the title of Queen of the Earth. Unimpressed with the state of the world in the early 20th century, Oro sets out to do what he's apparently done once before: use a colossal gyroscope to drown the planet, and restart the course of human history.


What the Critics Say

"If this is pulp fiction it's high pulp: a Wagnerian opera of an adventure tale, a B-movie humanist apocalypse and chivalric romance." (Lydia Millet)


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Wonderful Adaptation

Where does When the World Shook rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is on par with other fine audio products.

What did you like best about this story?

That is was a continuation of Haggard's lost world genre, and had much the same flavor as "She"

Any additional comments?

A great adaption, with excellent voice acting. A must-listen-to for any fan of 19th century adventure literature.

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- Martin Schiller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC