Richard Hannay
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  • 1
    The Thirty Nine Steps: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1 | John Buchan

    The Thirty Nine Steps: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    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'.

    epic!!!!!!!

    epic story and outstanding narration!!!!!!! Peter Joyce does a great job of making you feel like you know the characters in the story.

    Reviewed on November 10 2010 by Amazon Customer (Fort McMurray)
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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    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.

    Great classic mystery

    THE 39 STEPS by John Buchan is a classic mystery of political intrigue before WW2. Richard Hannay is feeling board in his apartment in London, when a..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2013 by Byron (United States)
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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
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    When Richard Hannay offered sanctuary to the man he found on his doorstep, he took the first step on a trail of peril, murder, and espionage.

    Way different to the movies

    This is a classic adventure story of its day, very well read by Robert Powell. It is dated, but quite enjoyable still if you regard it as a period pi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2011 by Ian (Newcastle, Australia)
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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This classic thriller, set in England prior to World War II, involves murder, mystery, a country-wide chase, espionage and international intrigue.

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    The 39 Steps | John Buchan

    The 39 Steps

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    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    May 1914: Europe is on the brink of war. London is riddled with spies. Richard Hannay has just returned from Rhosesia, and intends to begin a new, quiet, sedentary life. But a shady man named Franklin Scudder calls on him for help. Scudder is a freelance spy who has just uncovered a German plot to murder the Greek Premier, thus forcing Europe into war. He is the only man living to have penetrated into the ring of German spies who call themselves the Black Stone. Scudder tells Hannay all he knows. The next day, Scudder is murdered in Hannay's apartment.

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    The 39 Steps | John Buchan

    The 39 Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    When Richard Hannay returns to London after an action-packed life in Rhodesia, he finds life unbearably dull. He is on the point of leaving the city in search of adventures, when mystery and intrigue turns up at his door in the shape of Franklin Scudder, Hannay’s neighbour, who turns out to be a spy trying to escape the clutches of a shady international organisation, bent on sparking a European war. When Scudder is mysteriously murdered and all the evidence seems to point to Hannay himself, he escapes to Scotland, bearing Scudder’s cryptic coded notebook, which he struggles to decipher.

    Loved it!

    Loved it! As good as the 3 movies by the same title. Will listen again in a month.

    Reviewed on September 14 2016 by jnsaz ()
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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    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!

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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    Hanney, an expatriated Scot, returns from a long stay in South Africa to his flat in London. One night he is buttonholed by an American who appears to know of an anarchist plot to destabilise Europe, and claims to be in fear for his life. Hannay lets the American hide in his flat, and returns later to find that another man has been found shot dead in the same building, apparently a suicide. Four days later Hannay finds the American stabbed to death...

    Too many steps in this story

    Decent spy story but the chase through the English countryside should have been half as long. There were also a few too many miraculous rescues to be ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2015 by Sarah (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Perhaps more than any other book The Thirty-Nine Steps has set the pattern for the story of the chase for a wanted man. And, of the many writers who have attempted this kind of thing since Buchan, only a very few, like Graham Greene, have managed to sustain the tension in the same way. The story's extended chase scene inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie of the same name.

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    The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    John Buchan takes us back to Edwardian Britain on the eve of the First World War in the modern thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps. An inexplicable murder drives the innocent Richard Hannay, on the run from a manhunt that never seems to end, to hide in remote Scottish moorland. Disguise and deception are his only weapons, as he struggles to decode the clues left by the murdered man to prevent the theft of naval secrets by an unfriendly foreign power.

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    The Thirty-Nine Steps and The Greenmantle | John Buchan

    The Thirty-Nine Steps and The Greenmantle

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By David Case
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    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.

    Very poor sound quality

    The sound quality of this recording is so bad it is unlistenable. The books are among my childhood favourites (from my grandfather's bookshelves). But..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2007 by Taruna (ParksideAustralia)
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    Greenmantle | John Buchan

    Greenmantle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    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.

    Incredible!

    This book had me sucked in. I couldn't stop listening to it. I started it whilst I was doing a few long drives for work, and had to take it out of t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2007 by Johnny (Littleton, CO, USA)
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    Greenmantle | John Buchan

    Greenmantle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    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.

    A great action

    This is the second in the series and a great second act. An action story the gas some basis in truth.

    Reviewed on October 09 2015 by Donna M. Yuengling (Norristown, PA USA)
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    Greenmantle | John Buchan

    Greenmantle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of Greenmantle. Richard Hanney, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, returns in this exciting wartime sequel. Once again Hanney steps forward when his country needs him. Pulled out of the front line he finds himself thrown into adventure and mystery behind enemy lines. The mystery of the Greenmantle secret weapon needs to be solved and dealt with before it brings ruin to the Allied cause.

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    Greenmantle | John Buchan

    Greenmantle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Christian Rhodska
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    This classic adventure is set in war-torn Europe, and is the sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps. It shows John Buchan's mastery of the thriller and also his immense knowledge of world politics.

    Not the 39 Steps

    I picked this up because Christopher Hitchens references it several times in "Arguably" and I don't have anybody who's recommendations I trust more...Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2012 by Ian (Farnborough, United Kingdom)
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    Mr Standfast | John Buchan

    Mr Standfast

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of Mr Standfast. In this thrilling adventure, Richard Hannay the star of The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle, returns to continue his personal battle against the enemies of Great Britain during the Great War. The war on the continent is raging. The German hordes are pushing the allies back into their trenches, the line is barely holding, and it's at this moment that Richard find himself pulled out of the lines for special duty.

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    Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3 | John Buchan

    Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    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.

    I think this is the best book in the Hannay series

    Mr Standfast has so much going on in it that you really need to listen to it more than once. Buchan had really reached his stride by the time he came..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2012 by Jazztyke ()
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    Mr. Standfast | John Buchan

    Mr. Standfast

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    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."

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    The Three Hostages | John Buchan

    The Three Hostages

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    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?

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    The Island of Sheep: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5 | John Buchan

    The Island of Sheep: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    A splendid thriller from the dawn of the genre

    Buchan's ability to make you feel as if you are in the most beautiful parts of the British countryside is unsurpassed. The action is entertaining, the..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2014 by Gavin Scott (Santa Monica, California)