Audiobook Complete: King of the Khyber Rifles

Title: King of the Khyber Rifles
Author: Talbot Mundy
Source: LibriVox

The main character is a British secret agent named King.  He’s in India / Pakistan at the beginning of WWI, tasked with stopping a holy war.  As an adventure story, it is pretty good entertainment.  As political commentary, it is eerie how almost 100 years after the story was written, much of the situation in the hill country of Pakistan sounds current.  But don’t listen for the politics, listen for the adventure.

The reader is adequate to the task, managing a fairly large array of voices and accents reasonably well.

Oh, and yes, there have been movie versions of this story.