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3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: John Sessions Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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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 Highland, Alan Breck. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/21/2014

    " All the Scottish words are so lovely to read! I enjoyed this adventure story which was not adventurous enough to be scary, but fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DavidO | 1/20/2014

    " I got to about page 70 of this book and just didn't care to read farther. The story didn't seem very interesting and it wasn't as well written as treasure island. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shibashish | 12/31/2013

    " One of first novels,I clearly remember reading this one on my bus ride to school back in the fifth grade. The long hours that I spent exploring balfour's world seems nostalgic now. The very mention of this classic carries me back to a lost memory, a distant land and gives me the feeling of the poignant sea-breeze in my face. A truly wonderful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 12/10/2013

    " Pretty good. Not as entertaining as Treasure Island, but in the end I grew to really like the main characters and their interaction together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ora | 11/29/2013

    " I learned a lot about the Scottish heather. It would be helpful to get a little 19th century British/Scottish history lesson before diving into this classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 11/22/2013

    " Never realized that this is historical fiction-based on a boy who returned and fought in court to claim his fair titles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 11/17/2013

    " Not as good as Treasure Island, but still quite entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/27/2013

    " Wonderful book!! I counldnt put it down! When i finished it, it was heart breaking :)) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne M | 10/26/2013

    " I guess I just am not the intended audience for this one. I didn't really enjoy the subject or the style. I was fidgety to finish - rather than turning the pages with anticipation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Shepherd | 10/11/2013

    " An entertaining book and a page turner. I believe I learned something about Scotland for having read this fictional book. Enjoyable, but not life-changing or a real perspective changer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristy | 5/14/2013

    " Blah. It's in these moments when I agree with that quote that says "A classic is a book which everyone wants to say they've read, but no one actually wants to read it." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arick | 5/8/2013

    " Took me a bit to get into. Fun adventure, would love to see a movie based on the book, true to form. My kids would love it (movie). That was a lot of grief to go through. Found out some relatives are better off not known. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 12/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this "classic" selection for our June book group meeting. It was rather helpful to read this book on my reader, which gave me quick access to a dictionary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya D | 9/17/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was like an action movie, always moving, something dangerous around every corner. I loved that most of it was set in the Scottish highlands, where I'm traveling soon. I didn't learn any life lessons, but I was thoroughly entertained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Jackson | 6/3/2012

    " This is a true classic. I love the Scottish language parts. There are pirates, fighting and evil against good. Running for your life across Scotland. What could be a better vacation! I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/11/2012

    " Decided to return to the classics - haven't read this since high school......it was a great reading journey for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/23/2012

    " Kind of too long. Tells the story of David Balfour. Talks all about clans in Scotland and the King. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Toomey | 2/7/2012

    " Kinda tough to get through. Slow moving and a little boring but I didn't mind it while I was reading it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jschmidtu | 1/27/2012

    " a great classic to reread - so much more appreciated as an adult "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrika | 1/18/2012

    " I did not quite enjoy reading the book. The English was archaic and slowed my reading speed. Also, i found it tough to visualize what was happening. The plot was confusing and certain things just went over my head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bybee | 9/10/2011

    " I developed such a crush on Alan! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 6/4/2011

    " Ugh, it was difficult to even get through the audio book. Definitely a story that has not survived well into the current age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 5/18/2011

    " LOVED it! It was more than I hoped for. Colorful characters, great language, great insight into mid-18th-century Scotland. :) I learned a lot about the people, language and topography. RLS rocks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/16/2011

    " Lots of fun in this RLS adventure/travelogue/history of Scotland. After reading this I must conclude
    that the ultimate movie Alan Breck would be Robert Downey Jr. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 5/14/2011

    " I can never really get into classics, but I made it through this one because the movie was interesting so I though the book might be also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff | 5/13/2011

    " I've been listening to this with my son as we commute to/from various places. The story is gripping and the prose is delicious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 5/11/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this short book in the ebook version. It only took a few nights to finish. I really liked all the old Scottish vocabulary, and the story was engaging. The ending was somewhat abrupt, and left me a bit disappointed, but overall it was a fun and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/10/2011

    " another great book from robert louis stevenson "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nur Fathiah | 5/8/2011

    " Seventeen-year-old David Balfour's villainous uncle has him kidnapped in order to steal his inheritance. David escapes only to fall into the dangerous company of rebels who are resisting British redcoats in the Scottish highlands. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 5/1/2011

    " I have a huge collection of RLS, and this is the first one I read. Interesting story but just didn't capture me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/19/2011

    " Really good! It wasn't depressing as I was expecting it to be, and there was plenty of adventure!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 3/28/2011

    " Pretty good. Not as entertaining as Treasure Island, but in the end I grew to really like the main characters and their interaction together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karenbike | 3/22/2011

    " They called this a kid's book when it was written. I find it hard to believe, but it was a fairly good read for adults. As with all books written so long ago, you have to get through the language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 3/11/2011

    " Good classic story, but I prefer Jack London and his "Sea Wolf" novel which to me goes in the same vain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 2/28/2011

    " I didn't care for the narration of the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 2/27/2011

    " I did not like this book at all. It was very boring and difficult to read. It is about David Balfours adventures from the actions of his evil uncle. Some characters had really thick accents so it was hard to read. I would not recomend this book, only to experienced readers. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.

About the Narrator

John Sessions is a highly versatile actor and comedian best known for his comic work in films such as My Night with Reg, In the Bleak Midwinter, and The Pope Must Die, as well as the television shows Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The New Statesman, and Spitting Image.