David Balfour
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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 May 2007 by Antony (LondonUnited Kingdom)
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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Young David Balfour is the rightful heir but his uncle has other plans. This story recounts Master Balfour's escape on the high seas and his adventures making his way back across Scottish Highlands.

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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape - until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck....

    Great tale and well read

    Really loved the story, characters and narrative. Well read with good accents for the different characters.

    Reviewed on 08 January 2017 by Simple Lad (North Scotland)
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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped tells the story of a young orphaned 17-year old boy named David living in Scotland during the 18th century. While trying to make his way in the world, David moves in to his uncle's estate, where he soon after finds clues that prove that his father, and thus himself, should have been the rightful heir to the estate, rather than his uncle.

    This recording begins by spoiling the story!
    Reviewed on 12 July 2016 by Eva O'Donnell (Ireland)
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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Kieron Elliott
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    Spirited, romantic, and full of danger, Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic of high adventure. Beloved by generations, it is the saga of David Balfour, a young heir whose greedy uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery. But honor, loyalty, and courage are rewarded.

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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    Set in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Kidnapped (1886) sustains a gripping narrative. It is told by David Balfour, a young Whig and Lowlander, who is tracked by his miserly uncle, survives attempted murder, kidnap and shipwreck and, in the company of Alan Breck, a Jacobite, escapes through the Highlands.

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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    A fiendish uncle plots to shanghai young David Balfour. Alan Breck, a Highland Jacobite, comes to his rescue and the two escape on a wild flight from the King's forces

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    Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751 | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    The attempt at murder failed. Risking everything to keep young David Balfour from his just inheritance, his wicked uncle has him kidnapped - comdemning his nephew to seven long years of slavery in the Carolinas. However, on the way, David runs into one of the greatest characters in English Literature: Alan Breck Stuart. These two heroes band together, and before he knows it, David finds himself embroiled in political intrigues that chase him across the wild Scottish Highlands.

    fantastic

    loved it Harrison's voice was brilliant for this story look forward to another by him

    Reviewed on 20 June 2017 by Anonymous ()
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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Jim Weiss
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    Seventeen-year-old David Balfour's villainous uncle has him kidnapped in order to steal his inheritance. David escapes only to fall into the dangerous company of rebels who are resisting British redcoats in the Scottish highlands.

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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    After his father dies, David Balfour is told to go to his uncle for his inheritance. But the uncle has no intention of letting the riches go - so he plots to kill Balfour, ultimately arranging for him to be kidnapped as a slave bound for the American colonies. Balfour's future looks bleak - until he witnesses a shipwreck and befriends the lone survivor, a rugged Highlander named Alan Breck Stewart. Together, they plan their rebellion - and the fight back home to claim Balfour's inheritance.

    Highly Recommended

    An excellent fast-moving story which is very well read.

    I remember thoroughly enjoying Kidnapped as a teenager and wondered if I would b..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 January 2011 by Maureen (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
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    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By John L. Chatty
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    Young David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by his uncle, who then has him kidnapped and forced into servitude on a sailing ship bound for a long voyage. What follows is one of the most spellbinding stories ever written.

    Not this version!

    I made the mistake of buying this version in haste without a preview. This is a classic scottish tale of Jacobite Scotland but the narrator is just aw..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 January 2010 by Geoffrey (leigh on seaUnited Kingdom)
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    Catriona | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Catriona

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Catriona, first published in 1893, is the sequel to Kidnapped and continues the adventures of David Balfour and his friend Alan Breck. Balfour returns to the city in order to defend Breck against false charges in the Appin murder. In so doing, he becomes a pawn in a game between feuding Scottish clans; he also sets eyes on a young woman whose involvement in the same matter becomes as central to his actions as his desire to vindicate his comrade in arms.

    Inappropriate reader

    very poor performance. Pronunciation cringe- making. Even the title - and therefore name of the heroine - inauthentic. I made a silly mistake buying t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 October 2014 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
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    Catriona | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Catriona

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By David Case
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    In the sequel to Kidnapped, David Balfour's story continues as he becomes further caught up in the political conspiracy of the "Appin Case." He must defend himself and James Stewart of the Appin murder; not an easy task because the Campbells want James Stewart to hang.

    Readers different names.

    There is another Catrriona audible book read Francis Davidson. I did not buy that as I think Davidson is a very poor, old fashioned reader. I therefo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 August 2009 by John (Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom)