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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Buchan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Richard Hannay Series Release Date:
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In this tale of intrigue and adventure, Richard Hannay, the South African mining engineer and war hero first introduced in The 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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!”


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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Flora | 2/18/2014

    " This spy thriller was written about, and during, WWI. It takes its characters from England to Turkey and shows off the versatility of British and American espionage. This particular edition is peppered with footnotes, most of which I needed because I was unfamiliar with Scottish, Afrikaans and various aspects of hot topics in 1916. Alas, only after I finished the book did I realize I should have skipped all the introductory text, which included, of all things, an epilogue note. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Everly | 2/17/2014

    " Periodically racist & misogynistic, but still enjoyable if you're not too squeamish about such things. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Martin | 2/16/2014

    " Very disappointing. Had to put it aside as the protaganist repreatedly helped the other side in the war out of "professional pride." Couldn't take it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jlnpeacock | 2/13/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this and appreciated all the historical information provided. Having read "Like Hidden Fire," I was able to better understand Richard Hannay's adventures and see how much wasn't actually fiction. A fine read for a winter's evening. "

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