Kidnapped : David Balfour

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • Series: David Balfour
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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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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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- Antony

All time great

What did you like most about Kidnapped?

I first read kidnapped fifty years ago and still treasure the picture story book. Listening to the audio version I can still picture the scenes from my book. I don't usually by books that last less than ten hours but this was an exception and I am so pleased I bought it.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole story is an adventure trip with an historical content

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Brought back happy memories of reading this book as a boy of nine.

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- B. Lawrenson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-06-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.