This novel was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film of the same name.
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I have seen the various versions of the film and TV series of this book and this is the best. Robert Powell has a most magnificent voice that covers the wholes breadth and variety of people encountered in the book. A truly good listen.
"Wish I could give 6 stars"
This book was gripping, well written, beautifully narrated. Just absolutely brilliant. I'm really looking forward to trying some more John Buchan novels.
It's not the fault of audible, or the narrator, that I was disappointed with this book. The narrator was Robert Powell who was perfect for the job in my opinion, because he played Hannay in the film that I used to watch as a child. I didn't realise though that the book is quite a lot different to the film, and much less exciting. I struggled to follow the plot about various political themes as I'm not really that way inclined, but it's only short so I stuck with it, and wasn't rewarded with the ending, which seemed to fall rather flat after the build up. Oh well.
Picked this one up because I keep seeing it mentioned as a play, and I thought it must have been a good book to make it into a play. It is OK, but nothing more.
A brilliant 'boy's own' story and Robert Powell the perfect choice of narrator. Would definitely recommend.
Having watched the recent BBC dramatisation, I thought I would dive in the deep end and give the book a go!
Storyline a little mundane but overall enjoyable.
Narrator: 9/10 - Really suited the period in which the book was written!
Wonderful piece of storytelling - dated of course but that adds to the charm. I'd only seen the Hitchcock film so I was also gripped by finding out where the original story actually goes...
A really excellent version of this classic tale. Well read and presented - a must.
"A real classic I loved every bit of it"
Better, this is the version I would recommend to anybody interested in reading this book.
The protagonists and his sense of adventure
Allot he added so much to the character and really brought him to life a perfect match of story character and voice actor.
One of my favorite audio books so far highly recommend.
Possibly the most overated novel of all time. Unbeleivable coincidences & "luck" abound.
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