Moonfleet

John Meade FALKNER (1858 - 1932)

The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. One night John chances on the smugglers' store in the crypt beneath the church. He explores but hides behind a coffin when he hears voices. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to Colonel Mohune. Unfortunately after the visitors leave, he finds himself trapped inside, and is only rescued two days later when two of the smugglers, Ratsey, the sexton and Elzevir Block, the innkeeper of the Why Not?, the local pub, investigate his disappearance. His aunt insists he leaves her house and Elzevir Block takes him in to live at the pub. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonfleet )

Genre(s): Children's Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 IN MOONFLEET VILLAGE Graham Redman
00:27:25
Play 02 Chapter 2 THE FLOODS Simon Evers
00:22:50
Play 03 Chapter 3 A DISCOVERY Simon Evers
00:27:14
Play 04 Chapter 4 Part (1) IN THE VAULT Great Plains
00:18:03
Play 05 Chapter 4 Part (2) IN THE VAULT Great Plains
00:17:12
Play 06 Chapter 5 THE RESCUE soapturtle
00:10:07
Play 07 Chapter 6 AN ASSAULT MrAndy
00:15:38
Play 08 Chapter 7 AN AUCTION Graham Redman
00:21:19
Play 09 Chapter 8 THE LANDING Simon Evers
00:24:14
Play 10 Chapter 9 A JUDGEMENT Simon Evers
00:14:48
Play 11 Chapter 10 Part (1) THE ESCAPE Rob Powell
00:17:19
Play 12 Chapter 10 Part (2) THE ESCAPE Rob Powell
00:17:34
Play 13 Chapter 11 THE SEA-CAVE Simon Evers
00:17:10
Play 14 Chapter 12 Part (1) A FUNERAL Simon Evers
00:16:25
Play 15 Chapter 12 Part (2) A FUNERAL Simon Evers
00:20:08
Play 16 Chapter 13 AN INTERVIEW Simon Evers
00:23:40
Play 17 Chapter 14 THE WELL-HOUSE Simon Evers
00:18:48
Play 18 Chapter 15 THE WELL Simon Evers
00:22:00
Play 19 Chapter 16 Part (1) THE JEWEL Simon Evers
00:22:42
Play 20 Chapter 16 Part (2) THE JEWEL Simon Evers
00:21:35
Play 21 Chapter 17 AT YMEGUEN Simon Evers
00:16:01
Play 22 Chapter 18 IN THE BAY Simon Evers
00:26:16
Play 23 Chapter 19 Part (1) ON THE BEACH Lucy Lo Faro
00:21:48
Play 24 Chapter 19 Part (2) ON THE BEACH Jennifer Lott
00:17:48