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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Carlos Cardona Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the same spirit of high adventure as Stevenson’s Treasure Island comes Kidnapped, the tale of a young Scottish boy, David Balfour, in 1751, five years after the Battle of Culloden ended Bonnie Prince Charlie’s desperate attempt to gain the throne of England. David’s evil uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, arranges to have the boy kidnapped to keep him from discovering that Ebenezer’s family estate, called Shaws, really belongs to David.

The boy is shipped out aboard the brig Covenant, where he meets the dashing Alan Breck Stewart, one of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s supporters and a survivor of the Culloden disaster. Their adventures and escapes are set against the background of the Scottish Highlands and those tumultuous years of history. But never fear; this is a book written first and foremost as an adventure story for older children.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A masterpiece.” 

    Henry James
  • “One of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today.” 

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 2/19/2014

    " Um, very interesting to read an old school little kids book. My boys were actually interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerry Killen | 2/19/2014

    " Good book much like "Treasure Island." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sara | 2/17/2014

    " this was soooo boring. Not recommended to anyone "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 2/12/2014

    " I can see its appeal for children - there's plenty of drama here - but in fact I found it too 'busy', with never a moment's rest from the action. "

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