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John Buchan

Simon Vance (Narrator)

01-01-96

9hrs 2min

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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01-01-96

9hrs 2min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“An exciting First World War thriller.” Observer (London)

One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

In this tale of intrigue and adventure,Richard Hannay, the South African mining engineer and war hero first introduced inThe Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot—the creation of a secret weapon—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. Disguised, they travel through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to confront their enemies, the hideous Stumm and the evil beauty Hilda von Einem. Their success or failure could change the outcome of the First World War.

With all the elements of a good spy novel, this tale offers a glimpse into the complex times of a tumultuous era.

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“An exciting First World War thriller.” Observer (London)

“A specialty audio, a classic, but definitely a ‘thinking man’s audio.’ Bravo Blackstone Audio, which seems to find these gems!” Kliatt

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 1995
Release Date January 1, 1996
Number in Series 2
Series Display String The Richard Hannay Series
Release Date Machine 820454400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
John Buchan

John Buchan (1875–1940) was educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford. He became a barrister, member of Parliament, soldier, publisher, and governor general of Canada. Of the over one hundred books he published during his lifetime, he is best remembered for his adventure and spy stories, especially The Thirty-Nine Steps, which was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

In this tale of intrigue and adventure,Richard Hannay, the South African mining engineer and war hero first introduced inThe Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot—the creation of a secret weapon—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. Disguised, they travel through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to confront their enemies, the hideous Stumm and the evil beauty Hilda von Einem. Their success or failure could change the outcome of the First World War.

With all the elements of a good spy novel, this tale offers a glimpse into the complex times of a tumultuous era.

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