Summary

In this spirited and romantic saga, a young heir named David Balfour meets his miserly uncle Ebenezer, who has illegally taken control of the Balfour estate. Ebenezer kidnaps David and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery on a ship to the Carolinas. A couple of days into the voyage, a shipwreck throws David together with David Break, a Scotsman returning from political exile in France, and the two of them journey together. They are witnesses to the murder of Colin Campbell, the "Rio Fox" of Glenure, and suspicion falls on them. What follows is a perilous journey across the Highlands. Kidnapped is a classic of high adventure.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Antony on 29-05-07

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

I thought this was excellent. Didn't speak a word of Gaelic but hoot hoot I've nae doubt picked up a few reading this. The voices are brilliantly done (though our hero David Balfour can sound a little shrill at times) and the narration is clear and strong, making the quite complicated history easy to follow, though I did have to rewind a few times to get some of the names! My favourite bit was David after a shipwreck stuck on a little outcrop in the stormy sea, it's cold and raining and he has neither shelter nor food and is desperate to get away. I was right there with him!

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 14-02-18

apparently this is not optional

I really loved this book. there are some small issues with the accents but it disnae dae well tae speak ill ae the deid

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kappavpi on 06-02-06

Great story, great reader.

This classic tale is full of interest, suspense and adventure that you will find quite enjoyable. Furthermore, it is read by one of the best dramatic readers who brings the characters to life with perfect accents.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jefferson on 30-11-10

Another Great Historical Novel by Stevenson!

Listening to Kidnapped was a great adventure! While the story itself is not as intoxicating as Treasure Island, it is exciting, fascinating, grueling, moving, suspenseful, and funny. And Alan Breck Stewart, the outlawed Scottish lord on the run with first person narrator young David Balfour, is an even more appealing rogue-mentor-friend than Long John Silver: proud, hot-tempered, quick to take offense, loyal, brave, humorous, strong (when it comes to fighting and fleeing), weak (when it comes to playing cards and blowing the bagpipes), a complex, fully rounded person. It is a pleasure (that finally becomes quite poignant) to accompany the pair as they struggle to escape south over the dangerous, inhospitable heather covered highlands of northern Scotland through numerous patrolling red-coats.

Stevenson depicts the political and historical setting of mid-eighteenth-century Scotland complexly, depicting the rebellious Highlanders with sympathy for their loyalty, honor, and resilience, even as he exposes their pride, grudges, and violence.

Frederick Davidson does an excellent job reading the novel, appropriately making David na??ve and youthful, Alan experienced and mature, and all the other supporting characters just right for their roles and personalities.

The only criticism I could make with this production is to say that it has Davidson somewhat startlingly announce the next chapter number and title without pausing after ending the present chapter, but that is a very minor quibble about what is a great audiobook.

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