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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Buchan Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781470835248
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Three young truants from a church meeting on Sunday make their way to a seashore hideaway, where they observe a huge black man muttering incantations and performing weird rites. When the man discovers the children, he chases them with a knife. In defense, Davy Crawfurd flings a rock at him, and they narrowly escape.

Years later, young David Crawfurd goes to South Africa to make his fortune and is caught in the very heart of a great native uprising. Under strange circumstances, he comes face-to-face with its leader, only to recognize the strange blazing eyes of the black man he had encountered as a child on the beach. How David makes his fortune more quickly and more perilously than he had expected is told in this thrilling tale of adventure.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 1/30/2014

    " Written by John Buchan, author of the more popular 'Thirty-Nine Steps' and 'Greenmantle', Prester John tells of the adventures of David Crawfurd who at the age of 19, travels from Scotland to South Africa to work as a storekeeper. Remembering previous childhood adventures in which he met a Zulu minister called Laputa, David again meets this strange man on his voyage and thus starts a series of events which lead to an uprising amongst the natives, massive bloodshed, and eventually triumph and fortune... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Melville | 1/17/2014

    " A ripping yarn1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 12/31/2013

    " this was written in 1910 & based on a mythical figure in African history. it's very fast-paced & well-written. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for the unfortunate racism the writer includes in his worldview of over a century ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 12/18/2013

    " A classic from when I was very young. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/14/2013

    " This is a book I first read in High School. Ever since I have read it when on vacation. Since we are not going anywhere this year I just finished it again. It never loses its interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elmira | 8/2/2013

    " A classic action/adventure tale of the old-fashioned type! Pure fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D Nielsen | 4/13/2013

    " Old fashioned but entertaining adventure yarn, but demonstrates a very colonial world view that I found troubling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian Carmichael | 4/2/2013

    " A rattling good adventure read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/1/2013

    " Very much a boys own yarn. Enjoyable enoigh once you get over the explicit racism and imperialism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Thompson | 11/2/2012

    " Prester John was published in 1910 and written by JOhn Buchan. A boys adventure book set in very early Africa. A young lad goes to Africa to work and becomes embroiled in an uprising, treasure, and other adventures. I enjoyed this book and would recomend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby Morris | 9/13/2012

    " I think of this as Buchan's version of King Solomon's Mines. "

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