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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Buchan Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Richard Hannay Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455175338
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In this third novel following the espionage exploits of war hero Richard Hannay, the successful brigadier general is recalled from active service on the Western Front for another round in the spy game. His mission: infiltrating an antiwar league to bring down a network of German spies. Reluctantly posing as a pacifist, Hannay takes up his old identity as a mining engineer from South Africa to roam the country incognito in search of the deadly agents. His opponent is Morton Ivery, the bland master of disguise, who seeks to outwit Hannay as he and his agents are pursued through England, Scotland, France, and Switzerland. Once again, Hannay takes readers along with him for the twists and turns of espionage during the turbulent years of World War I.

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  • “Between Kipling and Fleming stands John Buchan, the father of the modern spy thriller.”

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 9/5/2013

    " An interesting read--for the stories and to better understand the context of the early 20th century and its attitudes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/4/2013

    " John Buchan was one of the first to write in the spy novel genre. These are old fashioned but still entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/29/2012

    " I've only read Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle, but I know the others would be great too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 8/6/2012

    " Classic read. Despite its age, its just as thrilling today as it was nearly 100 years old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 6/29/2012

    " The very best of John Buchan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 6/3/2012

    " I read Greenmantle, but my edition is a really spiffy cloth cover, Stodder and Houghton, 1963, I think from Britain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharil | 5/25/2011

    " I enjoyed "The Thirty-Nine Steps". "Greenmantle" felt like a bit of a chore to get into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 5/6/2011

    " Good stuff. This whole set is great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 4/16/2011

    " Good book, but not exactly my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/7/2011

    " Like all his books it was a good read. Action/early 20th Centuary "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/1/2009

    " An exciting and fast paced novel. Very much enjoyed. Certainly lived up to the legacy of the 39 Steps and Greenmantle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellie | 9/19/2007

    " This is one of the later books of Hannay and is the one in which he marries. "

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About the Author
Author John Buchan

John Buchan (1875–1940) was educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford. He became a barrister, Member of Parliament, soldier, publisher, and Governor-General of Canada. Of the over one hundred books he published during his lifetime, he is best remembered for his adventure and spy stories, especially The Thirty-Nine Steps, which was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.