• St. Bartholomew’s Eve

  • A Tale of the Huguenot Wars
  • By: George Alfred Henty
  • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings.

On August 24, 1572, more than 2,000 French Huguenots - men, women, and children - were massacred for their faith. In St. Bartholomew's Eve, Henty vividly depicts Admiral Coligny's unflinching bravery, Queen Elizabeth's vacillating foreign policy, Catherine de Medici's vindictive scheming, and the queen of Navarre's inner strength as he recounts the adventures of Phillip Fletcher, son of an Englishman and a Frenchwoman, who journeys to France to take part in the Huguenots' struggle for freedom. He and his band of soldiers see much combat, and Phillip's skill as a swordsman and marksman is required innumerable times before he returns as a hero to England.

The Henty Historical Novel Collection, written by George Henty in the 1800s, covers many time periods in history throughout the world. In this collection you will learn history, geography, and vocabulary while also discovering hero characters for your children to emulate.

Public Domain (P)2008 Jim Hodges Productions

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The reader is horrible.

the reader's voice is monotonous and his attempt to imitate a female voice is horrible. The characters are continually patronizing each other and leaves the listener finding the story less than believable, imho.

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One of the best G. A. Henty audiobooks!!

While the narrator is not quite as good as another who recorded 6 audio CD books, Jim Hodges is a good enough narrator for this fascinating book! Out of the 8-10 G. A. Henty audio books I have listened to, this is among the VERY best. Truly worth every penny! Once I started listening to it I could not stop until the end. Well done, indeed!

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One One of my favorites!

One of my favorites! Great story! I really enjoy listening to Jim Hodges reading G A Henty.

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Why on earth was this narrator chosen?

An American narrator reading a British telling of a French story. What’s more, a narrator best suited reading children’s books at best. This is quite possibly the worst combo ever. Could not listen to this another minute.

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No - Not Great!

Can’t continue listening to this! The subject of this tragedy could at least have something to look forward to? Boring.


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Very well done historical fiction!

The mixture of the Huguenots persecution and the fictional portion of an English young man who claimed sympathy for the cause made this a fascinating account.Tthe way history has been entwined was so entertaining and for me I learned a tremendous amount about the Catholics versus the Protestants in France.

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play continuity poor

loved it... struggled with the incessant stopping of the recording that happens on all books listened to.