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Kidnapped

Narrated by: David Rintoul
Series: David Balfour, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape - until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck....

Kidnapped is a captivating novel set around Scottish events of the 18th century, most notably the Appin murder, the case of a highlander who was wrongly implicated in the shooting of a government official.

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Public Domain (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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Excellent and bitter sweet

The Book has a right to be held a classic. It leaves one with ponderings about his memories and about friends and times long past

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  • Eric
  • 15-09-2016

great story

I thoroughly enjoyed the tale and loved the way it was presented. The characters seemed to come to life and the language was fascinating.

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  • David
  • 19-09-2017

Kidnapped

I loved this book! I love R.L Stevenson's books. He writes fantastic adventures. Treasure Island was such a gem that I craved more of his high adventure, swashbuckling tales. The story is excellent. The characters are so well done. You feel the friendship between David and Alen by the end. Also the narration of he book and the narrator himself is awesome. He brings the story alive in setting that I wasn't used to (Scottish Highlands) and does the voices so well.

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  • Thib
  • 07-10-2018

Fraud

I did NOT order this and will not pay for it. I am very disappointed in Amazon. They have provided no way to reverse this order or to contact them about it. Some how they managed to slipped it to me without my approval. Shame on you. In the future I will not longer order off of the dailey promotional book list. I ordered the free copy of this book (which I got) and was billed $8.01 for the audio version as well. Paul T

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2018

Rather Wonderful

Very satisfying voice by the narrator. Lots of interesting geography and history. Very dramatic. excellent.

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  • Simple Lad
  • 08-01-2017

Great tale and well read

Really loved the story, characters and narrative. Well read with good accents for the different characters.

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 18-04-2018

An old favourite brought to new life.

David Rintoul’s performance, excess’s usual, gives this classic adventure new life. (The contrast with its Audio sequel, Catriona, “read” by a bored and boring Frederick Davidson could not be starker!)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-2018

Fantastic

Excellent performance, superb story. I don’t need fifteen words for this review. Three more required.

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  • CPPB
  • 01-08-2018

Classic not read previously

Cracking yarn beautifully read. Now need to brush up on Scottish geography. Was on holiday on the Island of Mull when I started book!

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  • Tumphie
  • 19-04-2020

An excellent narration of a much-loved book

I have really enjoyed listening to David Rintoul's narration of one of my favourite books. Being a Scot myself, I would not contemplate listening to any of RLS's works that are set in Scotland where these are not read by someone who is also native Scot and is therefore capable of accurately reproducing the relevant accents. I have heard literary and TV adaptations of Scottish books ruined far too many times by non-Scottish actors operating under an illusion that they can do a Scottish accent. The results are invariably pretty sore on the ears. This version brought back memories of Rintoul's performance as David Balfour in Catherine Czerkawska's hugely enjoyable 1980s adaptation. This is the definitive reading and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • Mr R Gray
  • 07-07-2019

An Adventure for the Ages.

A classic tale of friendship, adventure- with a dash of betrayal and murder mixed in- superbly narrated and a must for any historical fiction fans.

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  • David Bisset
  • 14-05-2019

A splendid yarn

Kidnapped remains a great classic tale of danger and pursuit in the Scottish Highlands. David Rintoul's rendition is excellent. His general narration is clear and we'll paced. He deals very professionally with the whole gamut of Scottish dialects and social classes.

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  • S.M O'Neill
  • 10-04-2019

A classic!

Stevenson's tale of Jacobite adventures stands the test of time, and is enlivened by Rintoul's narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-2019

great listen

loved it took me back easily to another time and place while at my work.