Mr Standfast

Series: Richard Hannay, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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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.

Going against everything Hannay believes in, he finds himself working undercover infiltrating a pacifist organisation. This group is not all it seems to be, as behind the pacifist masks there are German spies and saboteurs.

Public Domain (P)2016 Felbrigg Herriot

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An Entertaining Novel

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys early 20th century thrillers and spy novels.

What did you like best about this story?

I appreciated something that is rare in this genre today, the absence of foul language, gratuitous violence and promiscuous characters.

Which character – as performed by Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot – was your favorite?

I liked all of the characters performed by Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It was a little more leisurely paced than he Thirty-Nine Steps and its’ sequel, Greenmantle.

Any additional comments?

Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot has been accused for mispronouncing words. This is a fair accusation; nevertheless, I still like his voice and articulation. I hope that and am waiting for the publishers to release the last two novels in this series The Three Hostages and The Island of Sheep with Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot as the reader.

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best warfare ending ever

s some people think the book is slow in the beginning but when it concludes you can forgive anything.

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  • 08-13-16

Shame

This wonderful story has been ruined by a narrator who can neither read nor speak English. The constant mispronunciations were such a complete distraction that I struggled to finish listening.
Shame on Audible for allowing such a travesty on their site.

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  • WJ
  • 03-07-19

Good story, mixed performance

Good story - though it makes war sound like any other job, rather than the bloodbath it was in the trenches.
Performance is very good when it is English, but toe-curlingly poor with the German, French and Italian phrases and names. The German secret phrases are central to the story but pronounced so poorly that they are unintelligible to the listener. The reader even manages to pronounce the German article ‘die’ (pronounced as ‘dee’ in German) like the English ‘dye’. The general who is the protagonist of this story told in the first person, understands German. The reader should have reflected that by at least making it intelligible. As it is, producers did not even consult a German speaker or even anyone with passable German. Shame for a story whose plot revolves around secret German phrases.

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  • Hobbledehoy
  • 01-11-18

Midscast

The reader is actually quite talented but he doesn’t sound like Hanney and his relentless mispronunciations of foreign words are wearisome.

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  • D H POWELL
  • 08-15-17

Indifferent narration spoiled a classic adventure

The narrator's voice simply wasn't suited to portray an adventure story. some dreadful pronunciation, particularly of place names really set my teeth on edge.