by Erskine Childers
Carruthers, a minor official in the British foreign office, is contacted by acquaintance Davies, who asks him to join in a yachting holiday in the Baltic. Carruthers arrives to find that Davies has a small sailboat named Dulcibella, not the comfortable crewed yacht he expected. He joins Davies and has to learn quickly how to live aboard and sail the small boat.
Davies gradually reveals that he believes the Germans are doing something sinister in the Frisian Islands. Having failed to interest anyone in the government in the incident, he feels it is his patriotic duty to investigate further. He hopes for (and gets) assistance from Carruthers.
While sailing in the Baltic Sea, the two men suddenly find themselves enmeshed in uncovering a secret German plot to invade England. The Riddle of the Sands is heralded as the first true spy novel, written by Childers in part as a warning to the British government to bolster their presence in the North Sea. This story features equally thrilling scenes of espionage and adventures at sea.
Includes a PDF map, CD jacket and track listing.
Unabridged. Approximately 11.3 hours listening time. Read by Jeremy McGeary. Download Zip file (Riddle.zip): about 318 megabytes.