The Riddle of the Sands

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Erskine Childers

Narrated By: Patrick Tull

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: July 2011

Duration: 12 hours 15 minutes


One of the first spy novels ever written, The Riddle of the Sands had an enormous impact upon its publication in 1903. Author Erskine Childers-a Boer War veteran and expert yachtsman-crafted a riveting tale of two men who sail close to the German coast and observe secret preparations for an invasion of England. The novel sparked intense concern over British preparedness for war, and one critic accused Childers of almost single-handedly plunging Europe into a conflagration.