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    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 97

    An espionage thriller that has been called the first great spy novel, it has sustained its popularity, being embraced by each new generation. The first in a series of five novels it features the spy Richard Hannay, an action hero with a stiff upper lip who gets caught up in a dangerous race against a plot by German spies to destroy the British war effort. When Richard Hannay offers sanctuary to an American agent seeking his help in stopping a political assassination, he takes the first step on a trail of peril and espionage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Way different to the movies

    • By Ian on 07-28-11

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Greenmantle

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Drags a bit in the middle

    • By Patrick on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $18.07

    • Seafarers' Yarns

    • Great Stories of the Sea
    • By: Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A brilliant collection of some of the finest old sea stories ever written. 'The Overcrowded Iceberg' by Morley Roberts, 'The Substitute' by W. W. Jacobs, 'Reparation' by J. D. Beresford, 'The Paradise Coal-Boat' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Registered Packet' by J. S. Fletcher, 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro, 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells, 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exotic Colection

    • By Vickie on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $85.28

    • Fifteen Great Novellas

    • By: Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A wonderful anthology of fifteen of the great classic Novellas. 1. Immensee by Theodor Storm 2. The Jew's Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff 3. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad 4. The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy 5. Mad Monkton by Wilkie Collins 6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot 8. England my England by D. H. Lawrence

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Omg is this real? She must be kidding.

    • By Brian Miers on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $106.60

    • Greenmantle

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • learn pronunciation please.

    • By Roger C. on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Greenmantle

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christopher Hitchens Was Right

    • By John on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Thirty Nine Steps

    • A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    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'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • epic!!!!!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-10

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Mr Standfast

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Novel

    • By Bruce Lynn on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Three Hostages

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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?

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Prester John

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    What is sinister preacher John Laputa doing on a remote Scottish shore in the moonlight hours? Young David Crawfurd and his friends are lucky to escape with their lives when they disturb his rituals. Years later David travels to Africa and meets the minister again, this time in company with the evil Henriques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cracking yarn of Empire, splendidly told

    • By Gavin Scott on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    This carefully compiled collection is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or a special birthday and a rich listening experience for both women and men all year round. This truly eclectic collection of unabridged short stories from the audiobook specialist CSA Word encompasses stories by and about intriguing, inspirational, charismatic and even unusual and extraordinary men.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed

    • By Linda on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $14.18

    • The Power House

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    John Buchan's hero Edward Leithen chances upon a worldwide plan for domination. With his own life (and those of his friends) depending on the outcome of his struggle, he engages in combat with the anarchic brain behind The Power-House. The author, despite being very busy in public service, wrote over 50 books during his life, but his particular talent was for writing fast-moving adventure stories. The Power-House, a good example of this genre, was first published in 1916.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Powerhouse of a Story

    • By John on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Mr. Standfast

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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."

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: John Buchan, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.’ Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious ’Black Stone’. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • liked it a lot

    • By Parola138 on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Greenmantle

    • The Richard Hannay Series, Book 2
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Greenmantle, Richard Hannay, hero of The 39 Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Salute to Adventurers

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Canongate Scottish Collection
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Salute to Adventurers takes place in the 1680s. It begins as the hero, Andrew Garvald, on his way to Glasgow, takes a cut across the moors. There he meets Elspeth Blair and a religious fanatic known as Muckle John Gib. Later Andrew encounters Ninian Campbell, coming to Campbell's aid when he is attacked by ruffians in a Glasgow back street. Andrew is sent by his uncle - as his merchant representative - to Virginia, where he initially experiences hostility because of his attempts to reform trading practices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding tale

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Richard Hannay 1)

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Praetzellis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    "The Thirty Nine Steps" is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book a little slow

    • By Anonymous User on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $8.91

    • The Path of the King

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: John Bolen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    What is the true root of royal blood? A young Viking prince is stranded in a strange world with nothing but a band of gold. Through the turmoil of history, the band of gold is passed from generation to generation.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I think this is the best book in the Hannay series

    • By Jazztyke on 09-21-12

    Regular price: $20.24

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