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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455175000
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In this sequel to the highland adventure Kidnapped, young David Balfour must defend himself and his friend, Alan Breck Stewart, against false murder charges, becoming further entangled in a political conspiracy between feuding Scottish clans. His new adventure will include shipwreck, murder, intrigue, and a Scottish lass named Catriona, with whom he falls in love at first sight. Stevenson considered this novel to be his best work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Catriona so reeks and hums with genius that there is no refuge for the desperate reader but in straightforward prostration.”

    Henry James

  • “Frederick Davidson delivers the text of this nineteenth-century novel with a thoroughly convincing variety of Scottish brogues and English accents.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/11/2014

    " David Balfour (aka Catriona) may not be as action packed as the first one (Kidnapped), but it has a more complex plot and more heart. It was nice to see how David got into and out of trouble again, and I loved the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soupyr | 1/25/2014

    " This is the sequel to Kidnapped. Good, but not as good as Kidnapped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/19/2014

    " It may not be as action packed as the first one (Kidnapped), but it has a more complex plot and more heart. It was nice to see how David got into and out of trouble again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 1/12/2014

    " This is a sequel to Kidnapped, which features both Balfour and one of my alltime favorite fictional characters -- Alan Breck Stewart. Unfortunately, Alan's role in this one is much diminished. The plot is complex and, for some reason, the Scottish diction and idiom are much more difficult than they were in Kidnapped. I missed some of the subtleties in the plot until I'd gotten too far past them and I suspect I missed some others altogether. This is definitely a book that could be enhanced by a skillful reader on audio book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/7/2014

    " Little known sequel to Kidnapped. Reasons became obvious while reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ferris | 12/26/2013

    " Audiobook..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrisanne | 12/21/2013

    " Now I know why Stevenson didn't write girls into his stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Melville | 12/6/2013

    " Very good, follows on from 'Kidnapped', a better rounded book, but essential to have read 'Kidnapped' first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqui | 12/3/2013

    " a bit slower and hard going than kidnapped. But still a good read and very satisfying end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 6/29/2013

    " Catriona (a.k.a. David Balfour)is an enjoyable epilogue to the greater work of Kidnapped. It is the story of David Balfour, in love with the miss Catriona, and the many perils in which he is placed by circumstance, and how, in these, he proves his mettle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tay | 6/10/2013

    " hmmm fairly boring so far, but we'll see if it gets better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/22/2012

    " This sequel is almost as good as it's prequel. Well worth the read if just for the wonderful discriptions of Edinburgh. I love all the scottish novels by Stevenson that I have had the opportunity to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Byrd | 5/11/2012

    " This book ended very well. However, as a sequel to Kidnapped, it is not at all like the adventurous Kidnapped, but more of an ambling love story. Stevenson writes very well, but the book definitely dragged in the middle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 4/27/2012

    " This is the continuation of Kidnapped, and I would say it's neither better nor worse than the first book. A bit of an adventure, and a bit of a romance. A decent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 4/22/2012

    " While the plot is made more complicated by the narrator's perspective, the characters encountered are wonderful. I especially loved the character of Lady Barbara. She's the wit of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Giovanni Luna | 8/24/2011

    " bueno, para chicos... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Archchar | 6/24/2011

    " This sequal to Kidnapped is even better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 6/2/2011

    " This was better than I expected it to be. I guess I was thinking it would be more like Robinson Carusoe which was kind of boring. This book was fast-paced and full of action--relatively speaking for a novel of this time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/1/2011

    " I remember reading this in the 7th grade in English class and thinking it was boring, but then I saw that play, and the story really came to life then, and I like it now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlos | 5/25/2011

    " Oxen and wain-ropes would not bring me back again to that accursed island; and the worst dreams that ever I have are when I hear the surf booming about its coasts, or start upright in bed, with the sharp voice of Captain Flint still ringing in my ears: ‘Pieces of eight! pieces of eight!’ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqui | 5/25/2011

    " This is such a cool read! Pretty exciting stuff! OK sometimes the old school english and pirate speak are hard to understand but that's part of the fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 5/24/2011

    " Very good adventure book that everyone should read. The conflict between the pirate and the lawman arise. I for one am a lawman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Namiko | 5/24/2011

    " This is a different book than the previous book I've just read. This included more detailed expressions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Namiko | 5/23/2011

    " I had never read this story even it is very famous. I realized that this story affects many people. That reminds me of "One piece," and "The pirates of Caribbean." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/21/2011

    " An enduring classic for very good reasons! It was well worth reading again 50 years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 5/20/2011

    " The grandfather of all pirate books. While this book has been adapted many times, it still is an enjoyable read and has everything you want in a good pirate story and is the originator of much of pirate lore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/18/2011

    " What a great ride. Too bad it took me 42 years to get to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/18/2011

    " I was totally surprised that I liked this book! One of those classics that's not too old-timey... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 5/18/2011

    " Liked it before, liked it again. Fast and easy read that spun me back into my childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/16/2011

    " Better late than never I suppose. While searching the library bookshelf for Bram Stoker's Dracula, I came across this instead. Though it is meant to be enjoyed by those around age ten, I found it exciting from start to finish. I'll put it on my list of things to read to my kids at bedtime. "

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