… I’ve recorded a 4th audiobook which is free to listen to. It’s “The Dark Road” by Gaston Leroux (author of “The Phantom of the Opera”) and it’s available from Librivox.org, the public domain audiobook provider.
The book is one of a series of exciting adventure stories featuring Leroux’s criminal mastermind Chéri-Bibi.
When the story starts the astonishing bandit Chéri-Bibi, is languishing in a penal colony, somewhere in the darkest regions of the French empire.
In the colony he has befriended a noble prisoner, Raoul de Saint-Dalmas, known colloquially as the Nut.
The dastardly forces of the Parisian, the Burglar, the Joker and the Caid get their enjoyment from interfering in our heroes’ lives. Then there is the Chief and his warders, Pernambouc the Executioner and his assistant Monsieur Desiré, for Chéri-Bibi and the Nut, to contend with. An incredible adventure ensues.
The author, Gaston Leroux, (born in Paris in 1868, died in Nice in 1927) wrote many, many other stories, the chief of which, has spawned so many celebrated performances on Broadway and in London’s West End, as “The Phantom of the Opera”.
Listen to “The Dark Road” on Librivox’s site, by tapping the image below