Just in time for holidays!  If you’re a Henty fan, or the parent of a history buff who has not yet been introduced to Henty, you may want to rip over to Librivox, and download Anna Christensen’s reading of the book, “St Bartholomew’s Eve”, by G.A. Henty.

You can burn the story to disc or put it on your ipod and play it in the car.  You can subscribe to a chapter a day,  in iTunes, or RSS feed.  How cool is that?

Here’s a summary:

Set in the days of the religious wars of Europe, St. Bartholomew’s Eve is the tale of the Huguenot’s desperate fight for freedom of worship in France. As the struggle intensifies, the plot thickens, culminating in the dreadful Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve. Henty, “The Boy’s Own Storyteller” weaves the life and adventures of Philip Fletcher and his cousin, Francois DeLaville, into the historical background with thrilling battles, sieges and escapes along the way (not to mention a fair damsel in distress!). (Summary by Minkona)

Librivox is staffed by volunteers who love books, and share their time and enthusiasm so that books in the public domain can become audio books…..for free!  Isn’t that great?

Thank you Anna!