Doctor Syn

Russell THORNDIKE (1885 - 1972)

Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh is the first in the series of Doctor Syn novels by Russell Thorndike and inspired a Disney movie called the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh starring Patrick Patrick McGoohan. In this story we are introduced to the complex Christopher Syn, the kindly vicar of the little town of Dymchurch. Dr Syn seems pleasant, but is he much more than he seems? Although published first, this book is the last of the series chronologically. The town is located near the Romney Marsh, an ideal location for smuggling operations. Captain Howard Collyer, a revenue agent for the crown, arrives on the scene convinced that he can find and capture the smugglers that must be active in the area. The locals deny any knowledge of any smuggling operations, but warn of mysterious bands of witches and glowing demons that ride fire-breathing horses roam the marsh. Can this straight forward navy captain survive these supernatural foes as he investigates Romney Marsh and the disturbing events that begin to happen in Dymchurch? - Summary by Brett Downey

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dymchurch-under-the-wall Brett W. Downey
00:06:14
Play 02 The Coming of the King's Frigate Brett W. Downey
00:07:12
Play 03 The Coming of the King's Men Brett W. Downey
00:13:35
Play 04 The Captain Brett W. Downey
00:08:34
Play 05 A Bottle of Alsace Lorraine Brett W. Downey
00:08:11
Play 06 Doctor Syn Takes Cold Brett W. Downey
00:07:38
Play 07 Clegg the Buccaneer Pale Writer
00:15:56
Play 08 Dogging the Schoolmaster DrPGould
00:12:54
Play 09 The End of Sennacherib Pepper DrPGould
00:05:48
Play 10 Doctor Syn Gives Some Advice DrPGould
00:09:02
Play 11 The Court House Inquiry John
00:07:38
Play 12 The Captain Objects John
00:14:58
Play 13 The End of the Inquiry John
00:08:29
Play 14 At the Vicarage John
00:06:35
Play 15 A Landed Proprietor Sets Up a Gallows Tree John
00:17:30
Play 16 The Schoolmaster's Suit John
00:10:38
Play 17 The Doctor Sings a Song John
00:11:36
Play 18 Behind the Shutters John
00:05:25
Play 19 The Captain's Nightmare John
00:06:09
Play 20 A Terrible Investigation John
00:07:33
Play 21 The Bo'sun's Story John
00:10:38
Play 22 A Curious Breakfast Party Pale Writer
00:21:18
Play 23 A Young Recruit Pale Writer
00:21:52
Play 24 The Coffin-Maker Has a Visitor John
00:08:09
Play 25 The Sexton Speaks John
00:22:24
Play 26 The Devils' Tiring House John
00:11:12
Play 27 The Scarecrow's Legion John
00:16:17
Play 28 The Fight at Mill House Farm Pale Writer
00:19:31
Play 29 Captain Collyer Entertains an Attorney from Rye Pale Writer
00:11:36
Play 30 Doctor Syn Has a ''Call'' Pale Writer
00:16:31
Play 31 A Certain Tree Bears Fruit Pale Writer
00:08:36
Play 32 The Captain's Experiment Pale Writer
00:09:38
Play 33 Adventures in Watchbell Street Pale Writer
00:28:28
Play 34 A Military Lady-killer Prepares for Battle DrPGould
00:09:39
Play 35 Scylla and Charybdis DrPGould
00:11:14
Play 36 Holding the Pulpit John
00:15:52
Play 37 The Dead Man's Throttle John
00:15:19
Play 38 Dymchurch-under- the- wall John
00:05:03
Play 39 Echoes John
00:02:37