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    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 533

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exiting thriller, with insights into a bygone era.

    • By Harold on 10-06-08

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Three Hostages

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Stiry Line

    • By Steve on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Greenmantle: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 2

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Joyce brings Buchan to life...

    • By Lee Grant on 09-02-17

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant -- but with blemishes

    • By PGA Eyre on 13-03-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Narrated

    • By Ms CLARE J CLEMENS on 25-10-15

    Regular price: £99.99

    • The Island of Sheep

    • A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Jessica on 03-01-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Prester John

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    What is sinister preacher John Laputa doing on a remote Scottish shore in the moonlight hours? Young David Crawfurd and his friends are lucky to escape with their lives when they disturb his rituals. Years later David travels to Africa and meets the minister again, this time in company with the evil Henriques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantasic book

    • By d on 29-12-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Edgar Wallace book was the best

    • By T. Piper on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (of World War I vintage) but has to flee when his discovery becomes known. He then engages in several hot pursuits and narrow, if theatrical, escapes, but all's well that ends well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top book

    • By John on 06-12-16

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Richard Hannay 1)

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Praetzellis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Thirty Nine Steps" is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.

    Regular price: £8.69

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of The Thirty-Nine Steps. In May 1914 Richard Hannay finds himself caught up in an international intrigue that has the sole objective of starting a world wide war. Hannay's enemies have committed murder and set Hannay up to take the fall. Now he's on the run from the secretive Black Stone and the police, yet he's the only one who can save England!

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Courts of the Morning

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Thirty Nine Steps

    • A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Among the first espionage thrillers and an acknowledged classic, The Thirty-Nine Steps well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and carries one along with the sheer suspense of the manhunt - a recurring theme in literature - and Hannay’s struggle against the evil that is the ‘Black Stone'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic rendition of an espionage classic

    • By Louise on 04-05-11

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Huntingtower

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Steven Cree
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History alive

    • By Prudence Magee on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Greenmantle

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Derring-do and stiff-upper-lips

    • By Serena on 01-04-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Classic Drama

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Dramatised)
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Tom Baker, David Robb
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bravo!

    • By Lee Grant on 10-02-12

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps and The Greenmantle

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Richard Hanney is an ordinary man, drawn into mysteries he does not understand, and no one is willing to help him. In these 2 suspense novels written by the father of the modern spy thriller, Hanney must outwit villains in unnerving situations that lay bare the thin veneer separating civilized man from the barbarian.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Thirty Nine Steps

    • By Roger on 02-09-05

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Mr. Standfast

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Reluctantly posing as a pacifist, Richard Hannay infiltrates an anti-war league to capture an unimpeachable German spy. The only instructions he's given are to take up his old identity as a mining engineer from South Africa and pose as a staunch pacifist. As Hannay himself puts it: "To go into Germany as an anti-British Afrikaner was a stoutish adventure, but to lounge about at home talking rot was a very different-sized job."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For the Buchan die-hard

    • By James on 17-08-08

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Greenmantle

    • The Richard Hannay Series, Book 2
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Seafarers' Yarns

    • Great Stories of the Sea
    • By: Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    Regular price: £79.99

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