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13 St. John's pde, Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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  • The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • By: John Buchan
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great classic mystery

  • By Byron on 08-06-13

A modern spy story released in 1915

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Fantastic story telling and a great performance. Its james Bond, but more than 40 years earlier.