On Forgotten Classics, Julie Davies discusses podcasts and other subjects, but the main content is dedicated to her excellent reading of books from the public domain. She offers a wide variety and on occasion I choose a title to follow. When I do, I am always captivated until the end. Previously I was caught by Uncle Tom's Cabin, right now Julie has me hooked on The Riddle of the Sands
I have extensively written about it when I took up listening (The Riddle of the Sands) and the simple reason I want to pay attention to this series again is that it is coming to a close. The plot is unraveling, the drama is getting to a maximum and I want to say: this is worth your listening time.
The Riddle of the Sands is a pre-WW1 spy drama which pitches the British against the Germans - which was unusual at the time. As such, the meaning of the book is to be the novel that warned the English of a German naval threat as well as to be a first spy genre novel. Other than that, it is also a very charming tale to listen to. Even if Julie has a hard time getting the pronunciation of German, Frisian and Dutch names right.
More Forgotten Classics:
The Riddle of the Sands (1),
The message of Uncle Tom's Cabin,
Cooking with Forgotten Classics,
Forgotten Classics - podcast review.