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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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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 2011

    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.


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