The Golden Dream

R. M. BALLANTYNE (1825 - 1894)

Thoroughly engaging, at times even harrowing, adventure tale set in the San Francisco gold rush. Detailed depiction of its time and place, complete with everything from mining techniques to societal attitudes. You'll feel like you're in the diggings. (Summary by Lee Elliott)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Westerns

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Adventures in the Far West... Lee Elliott
00:12:06
Play 02 Our Hero. Lee Elliott
00:13:16
Play 03 Hopes and Fears... Lee Elliott
00:12:13
Play 04 The End of the Beginning... Lee Elliott
00:06:16
Play 05 The Sea... Lee Elliott
00:14:16
Play 06 San Francisco... Lee Elliott
00:24:40
Play 07 The Fate of the Roving Bess... Lee Elliott
00:32:58
Play 08 Our Hero and his Friends start for the Diggings... Lee Elliott
00:34:58
Play 09 A Night Ride in the Woods... Lee Elliott
00:15:04
Play 10 Game and Cookery... Lee Elliott
00:22:05
Play 11 Gold-Washing... Lee Elliott
00:28:12
Play 12 Sabbath at the Diggings... Lee Elliott
00:20:28
Play 13 Kindness to Strangers in Distress... Lee Elliott
00:17:54
Play 14 The New Diggings... Lee Elliott
00:31:13
Play 15 Ah-wow saved from an Untimely Fate... Lee Elliott
00:13:27
Play 16 Ned and Tom take to Wandering... Lee Elliott
00:34:24
Play 17 A Curious and Valuable Draught... Lee Elliott
00:25:49
Play 18 Ned’s New Profession pays admirably... Lee Elliott
00:16:04
Play 19 The Wilderness again... Lee Elliott
00:23:29
Play 20 Grizzly-Bear-Catching in the Mountains... Lee Elliott
00:14:56
Play 21 Curious Trees, and still more Curious Plains... Lee Elliott
00:28:50
Play 22 Powerful Effects of Gold on the Aspect of Things in General... Lee Elliott
00:20:09
Play 23 The Rainy Season, and its Effects... Lee Elliott
00:09:12
Play 24 Ned decides on visiting San Francisco... Lee Elliott
00:11:17
Play 25 Gold not All-Powerful... Lee Elliott
00:26:23
Play 26 Deep Plots and Plans... Lee Elliott
00:12:32
Play 27 San Francisco again... Lee Elliott
00:22:19
Play 28 More Unexpected Discoveries... Lee Elliott
00:15:09
Play 29 Our Story comes to an End. Lee Elliott
00:26:18