To Herat and Cabul : A Story of the First Afghan War

G. A. Henty

Stuart Langton (Narrator)

08-01-03

10hrs 11min

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Fiction/Historical

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08-01-03

10hrs 11min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Historical

Description

When sixteen-year-old Angus Campbell finds himself orphaned and his life at risk, he leaves Tabriz and makes his way to Teheran to seek employment with the British ambassador there. His knowledge of Persian, Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish, and Pushtoo secures him a post as a secretary for Mr. M'Neill. Resourceful and intrepid, he soon finds himself involved in a number of dangerous and daring undercover missions during what has come to be called the First Afghan War. On one of these missions he rescues from certain death a young Afghan chief, and the friendship that develops between them has surprising consequences.

This book demonstrates just how much a young man is capable of, even in the face of terrible enemies.

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 2003
Release Date August 1, 2003
Release Date Machine 1059696000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Action & Adventure, History, Military, History, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA
Author Bio
G. A. Henty

George Alfred Henty (1832–1902) was born in Trumpington, England. He studied at Cambridge but left without his degree to serve in the Crimean War. After several failed attempts at careers, he decided in 1865 to become a writer, beginning as a correspondent for the Standard. He wrote his first boys’ adventure, Out of the Pampas, in 1868, and its popularity spurred him to write some eighty more children’s books.

Narrator Bio
Stuart Langton

Stuart Langton is an award-winning theater, film, and television actor. He has been an audiobook narrator for more than ten years. He lives in New York City.

Overview

When sixteen-year-old Angus Campbell finds himself orphaned and his life at risk, he leaves Tabriz and makes his way to Teheran to seek employment with the British ambassador there. His knowledge of Persian, Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish, and Pushtoo secures him a post as a secretary for Mr. M'Neill. Resourceful and intrepid, he soon finds himself involved in a number of dangerous and daring undercover missions during what has come to be called the First Afghan War. On one of these missions he rescues from certain death a young Afghan chief, and the friendship that develops between them has surprising consequences.

This book demonstrates just how much a young man is capable of, even in the face of terrible enemies.

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