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Kidnapped | [Robert Louis Stevenson]

Kidnapped

Set in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Kidnapped 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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Publisher's Summary

Set in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Kidnapped 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.

Kidnapped is an adventure story in which the tensions run deep, not only between pursuer and pursued, but in ancient misunderstandings between the two heroes themselves: Whig and Jacobite, Lowland rationalist and romantic Highlander.

(P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 09-12-13
    Kristi Richardson Milwaukie, OR, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2014

    An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.

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    "Great classic adventure!"
    Where does Kidnapped rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the middle, fun short listen. It's a story of a boy who goes to his uncle, who decides to have him kidnapped and put on a ship for America so that the uncle can keep his estate. The ship is wrecked and David meets a Scotsman named Allen Breck Stuart who helps him and gets him involved in clan warfare.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kidnapped?

    David is shipwrecked alone on an island and wonders why all the books he's ever read about being marooned on an island, the person always has a useful bag to use to survive. His adventures are always interesting and exciting.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    Allen Breck Stuart was a rogue and a good guy all put into one. He was a very fun character. Mr. Page sometimes reminded me of the voices from Dudley Do Right cartoons which could be distracting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Family is not always best.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi S. 01-08-15
    Kristi S. 01-08-15
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    "Engaging story excellently executed"

    Michael Page proves himself again as an enormously talented story teller. With each new audio book I am amazed at his accents and command of the text. The Scottish brogue delightfully, and shockingly I would add, transports you to the very setting of Stevenson's tale. Any RLS fan will be thrilled with this performance.

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 01-08-15
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 01-08-15 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Short and Sweet"
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    This was a fun short read. Not much else. Treasure Island is much better and is the place to start.

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    David from Lancaster Lancaster, CA United States 12-20-14
    David from Lancaster Lancaster, CA United States 12-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "This book is definitely a classic must read book."
    What did you like best about Kidnapped? What did you like least?

    Best: Brings back a lot of childhood memories.

    Least: There were a lot of parts that seem quite slow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The family dynamic/dysfunction.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dialog when the main character was being rescued from the island.


    Was Kidnapped worth the listening time?

    Yes it was for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

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