The Silver Horde

Rex BEACH (1877 - 1949)

The Silver Horde , is set in Kalvik, a fictionalized community in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and tells the story of a down on his luck gold miner who discovers a greater wealth in Alaska's run of salmon (silver horde) and decides to open a cannery. To accomplish this he must overcome the relentless opposition of the "salmon trust," a fictionalized Alaska Packers' Association, which undercuts his financing, sabotages his equipment, incites a longshoremen's riot and bribes his fishermen to quit. The story line includes a love interest as the protagonist is forced to choose between his fiance, a spoiled banker's daughter, and an earnest roadhouse operator, a woman of "questionable virtue." (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Wherein A Spiritless Man And A Rogue Appear Lynne T
00:21:23
Play 02 In Which They Break Bread With A Lonely Woman Lynne T
00:28:39
Play 03 In Which Cherry Malotte Displays A Temper Lynne T
00:18:38
Play 04 In Which She Gives Heart To A Hopeless Man Lynne T
00:23:28
Play 05 In Which A Compact Is Formed Lynne T
00:22:53
Play 06 Wherein Boreas Takes A Hand Mike Pelton
00:24:51
Play 07 And Neptune Takes Another Mike Pelton
00:26:40
Play 08 Wherein Boyd Admits His Failure Mike Pelton
00:22:07
Play 09 And Is Granted A Year Of Grace Mike Pelton
00:23:39
Play 10 In Which Big George Meets His Enemy Mike Pelton
00:22:56
Play 11 Wherein Boyd Emerson Is Twice Amazed Mike Pelton
00:24:49
Play 12 In Which Miss Wayland Is Of Two Minds Mike Pelton
00:25:54
Play 13 In Which Cherry Malotte Becomes Suspicious Mike Pelton
00:23:02
Play 14 In Which They Recognize The Enemy Lynne T
00:22:25
Play 15 The Doors Of The Vault Swing Shut Lynne T
00:15:33
Play 16 Willis Marsh Comes Out From Cover Lynne T
00:24:43
Play 17 A New Enemy Appears Richard Kilmer
00:28:49
Play 18 Willis Marsh Springs A Trap Richard Kilmer
00:26:44
Play 19 In Which A Mutiny Is Threatened Richard Kilmer
00:21:52
Play 20 Wherein "Fingerless" Fraser Returns Michele Fry
00:24:54
Play 21 A Hand In The Dark Michele Fry
00:25:10
Play 22 The Silver Horde Michele Fry
00:27:29
Play 23 In Which More Plans Are Laid Richard Kilmer
00:20:06
Play 24 Wherein "The Grande Dame" Arrives, Laden With Disappointments Richard Kilmer
00:35:21
Play 25 The Clash Phil Schempf
00:27:33
Play 26 In Which A Score Is Settled Phil Schempf
00:25:45
Play 27 And A Dream Comes True rookieblue
00:24:10