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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (11 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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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.