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  • The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    An espionage thriller that has been called the first great spy novel, it has sustained its popularity, being embraced by each new generation. The first in a series of five novels it features the spy Richard Hannay, an action hero with a stiff upper lip who gets caught up in a dangerous race against a plot by German spies to destroy the British war effort. When Richard Hannay offers sanctuary to an American agent seeking his help in stopping a political assassination, he takes the first step on a trail of peril and espionage.

    Harold says: "Exiting thriller, with insights into a bygone era."
  • The Island of Sheep: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5 | John Buchan

    The Island of Sheep: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The last of John Buchan’s thrillers and the final appearance of Richard Hannay now in retirement reverie deep in the comfortable Cotswolds.However, he and Sandy [Lord Clanroyden] are roused to action once more to help the son of a recently deceased treasure hunter, called Haraldsen. The heir is receiving threats from Lancelot Troth, a man who believes himself ill treated financially by Haraldsen’s father and seeks revenge and reparation.

    Jessica says: "good"
  • Classic Drama: The Thirty-Nine Steps (Dramatised) | John Buchan

    Classic Drama: The Thirty-Nine Steps (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Tom Baker, David Robb
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    In this classic tale of wartime espionage, Richard Hannay's living nightmare begins at home with the discovery of a dead man in his London flat. He becomes an innocent on the run, pursued by the police for a murder he didn't commit.

    Lee Grant says: "Bravo!"
  • The Courts of the Morning | John Buchan

    The Courts of the Morning

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Newcombe Joyce
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    Sir Richard Hannay introduces this last adventure involving his old friends.

    John Blenkiron discovers that a ruthless industrialist is plotting to destabilise America and cause global turmoil. Although Bavarian born, Castor plans to dominate the world from Olifa, a small country in Latin America. Hannay realises he is now too old for the job of thwarting these evil designs and enlists the aid of his old friend Sandy Arbuthnot, now Lord Clanroyden.

  • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection | Wilkie Collins,Edgar Wallace,Charles Dickens,John Buchan,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Mark Twain,Jerome K Jerome

    Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
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    This carefully compiled collection is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or a special birthday and a rich listening experience for both women and men all year round. This truly eclectic collection of unabridged short stories from the audiobook specialist CSA Word encompasses stories by and about intriguing, inspirational, charismatic and even unusual and extraordinary men.

  • Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3 | John Buchan

    Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Once again Brigadier General Hannay is taken from the trenches of the front line to save his country on a desperate mission. This time he must find the genius behind a vast network of spies infiltrating English pacifists and conscientious objectors. Hannay finds the man only to have him evade capture at the last moment.

    PGA Eyre says: "Brilliant -- but with blemishes"
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    John Buchan takes us back to Edwardian Britain on the eve of the First World War in the modern thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps. An inexplicable murder drives the innocent Richard Hannay, on the run from a manhunt that never seems to end, to hide in remote Scottish moorland. Disguise and deception are his only weapons, as he struggles to decode the clues left by the murdered man to prevent the theft of naval secrets by an unfriendly foreign power.

  • Greenmantle: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 2 | John Buchan

    Greenmantle: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The second of Richard Hannays’ adventures takes him from the trenches of the First World War on a mission of vital importance to the British campaign in the East. In an attempt to manipulate their Turkish allies the Germans have created a religious figurehead, a prophet of a new order to unify the disparate tribes of Asia and crush the allied offensive.

    Lee Grant says: "Peter Joyce brings Buchan to life..."
  • The Three Hostages | John Buchan

    The Three Hostages

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Hannay to the rescue once more! This time...our hero is summoned from his tranquil life in rural Oxfordshire to save the world from a financial conspiracy which threatens the global economy. Hannay comes to believe that the villain behind all this must be Dominick Medina. But can such a brilliant, charming idol of the nation be using Eastern magic to suborn industrialists, magnates and other such pillars of society as his slaves?

    Steve says: "Interesting Stiry Line"
  • Fascinating Short Stories: Thirty Outstanding Classic Tales | H. G. Wells,Wilkie Collins,John Buchan,Jack London,Stephen Crane,Alphonse Daudet,Edgar Wallace

    Fascinating Short Stories: Thirty Outstanding Classic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, Wilkie Collins, John Buchan, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A superb collection of captivating short stories by leading classic writers, including 'The Cone' by H. G. Wells, 'The Dream Woman' by Wilkie Collins, 'Fortunes Adrift' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Kidnapping of Phil Altamore' by Ella Hepworth Dixon, 'The Table Under the Tree' by E. Phillips Oppenheim, 'In Yeddo Bay' by Jack London and many more gripping short stories by famous writers.

    O. Jones says: "DO NOT BUY"
  • Sick Heart River | John Buchan

    Sick Heart River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Newcombe Joyce
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    Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Sir Edward Leithen is told that he has but one year left to live. He relinquishes his law practice and resigns from public office in order to make peace with himself and to reconcile himself with his maker. However, he also wants to die standing, not to creep into the 'bleak bag's end of life'. This will involve one last physical challenge.

  • Greenmantle  | John Buchan

    Greenmantle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Secret agent Richard Hannay travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic messiah. He is joined by three others: John S. Blenkiron, an American who is determined to battle the Kaiser; Peter Pienaar, an old Boer Scout; and the colorful Sandy Arbuthnot, who is modeled on Lawrence of Arabia. Their success or failure could change the outcome of the First World War.

    Serena says: "Derring-do and stiff-upper-lips"
  • Greenmantle: The Richard Hannay Series, Book 2 | John Buchan

    Greenmantle: The Richard Hannay Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    In Greenmantle, Richard Hannay, hero of The 39 Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies.

  • Huntingtower | John Buchan

    Huntingtower

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Steven Cree
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    Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a modest walking holiday in the hills of southwest Scotland. He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion Huntingtower.

    This modern fairy tale is also a gripping adventure story, and in it Buchan introduces some of his best-loved characters, including the Gorbals Die-Hards, who reappear in later novels.

    Prudence Magee says: "History alive"
  • Prester John | John Buchan

    Prester John

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Three young truants from a church meeting on Sunday make their way to a seashore hideaway, where they observe a huge black man muttering incantations and performing weird rites. When the man discovers the children, he chases them with a knife. In defense, Davy Crawfurd flings a rock at him, and they narrowly escape. Years later, young David Crawfurd goes to South Africa to make his fortune and is caught in the very heart of a great native uprising. Under strange circumstances, he comes face-to-face with its leader, only to recognize the strange blazing eyes of the black man he had encountered as a child on the beach.

  • The 39 Steps | John Buchan

    The 39 Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    May 1914: Europe is on the brink of war. London is riddled with spies. Richard Hannay has just returned from Rhosesia, and intends to begin a new, quiet, sedentary life. But a shady man named Franklin Scudder calls on him for help. Scudder is a freelance spy who has just uncovered a German plot to murder the Greek Premier, thus forcing Europe into war. He is the only man living to have penetrated into the ring of German spies who call themselves the Black Stone. Scudder tells Hannay all he knows. The next day, Scudder is murdered in Hannay's apartment.

  • Mr Standfast | John Buchan

    Mr Standfast

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of Mr Standfast. In this thrilling adventure, Richard Hannay the star of The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle, returns to continue his personal battle against the enemies of Great Britain during the Great War. The war on the continent is raging. The German hordes are pushing the allies back into their trenches, the line is barely holding, and it's at this moment that Richard find himself pulled out of the lines for special duty.

    T says: "Shame"
  • Seafarers' Yarns: Great Stories of the Sea | Morley Roberts,H. G. Wells,Jack London,A. E. Dingle,J. S. Fletcher,J. D. Beresford,John Buchan

    Seafarers' Yarns: Great Stories of the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A brilliant collection of some of the finest old sea stories ever written. 'The Overcrowded Iceberg' by Morley Roberts, 'The Substitute' by W. W. Jacobs, 'Reparation' by J. D. Beresford, 'The Paradise Coal-Boat' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Registered Packet' by J. S. Fletcher, 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro, 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells, 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith....

  • Fifteen Great Novellas | Joseph Conrad,Thomas Hardy,Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,D. H. Lawrence,H. Rider Haggard,John Buchan

    Fifteen Great Novellas

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful anthology of 15 of the great classic Novellas. 1. Immensee by Theodor Storm 2. The Jew's Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff 3. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad 4. The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy 5. Mad Monkton by Wilkie Collins 6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot 8. England my England by D. H. Lawrence

  • The Thirty Nine Steps | John Buchan,Tony Evans

    The Thirty Nine Steps

    • ABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By John Buchan, Tony Evans
    • Narrated By Rob Penman
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    "It wouldn’t be pleasant sharing my flat with a dead body, but there was nothing else I could do."

    Richard Hannay is bored with life in London. Then he discovers a horrible crime and finds himself in the middle of a clever and frightening plot. Can he find the proof he needs to save his country from disaster? When Hannay hides out on the wild Scottish moors, will he escape from the dangerous gang that wants to silence him forever? Who can he trust on his journey?

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