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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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Robert Louis Stevenson, (1850 - 1894), was born in Edinburgh. His life has always held a fascinating romantic attraction, especially for his contemporaries. His mercurial temperament, expressed so eloquently with his flashing pen, was best revealed when he took up a cause in defense of justice. Although known primarily for the novels Kidnapped and Treasure Island, his works are by no means reserved for the youth market. To be sure, there is an element of adventure and excitement present in many of his works, including the ones here. But these stories are also powerful works of great intellectual concentration by a master at the height of his powers. Few have equaled the charm and exuberant energy of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Selections:
Markheim is the story of a man whose life is spiraling out of control. While Markheim is involved in a crime, a visitor suddenly appears on the scene who seems to know everything about him.

In A Lodging for the Night a dissolute Parisian student finds himself forced into accepting the favors of a venerable and respected knight on a cold winter's evening in 1456. The ensuing dinner conversation is spellbinding.

The Body Snatcher is a supernatural thriller of crime and revenge. An anatomy class needs subjects, and two students become more deeply involved in their procurement than they had planned. A gothic masterpiece!

Stevenson: An Essay, by Edmund Gosse, is the last item on this volume. It is an excellent review of Stevenson's brief life, and it is beautifully written by one who knew the great author personally.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 6/17/2013

    " The editor of this book calls RLS's style "high-falutin." I disagree... he reads like gold. I'm surprised actually, considering how old he is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Schaff-Stump | 3/5/2012

    " The Bottle Imp and the Waif Wife are not to be missed. "

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

    " Even without the suspense as to the outcome, the book was an entertaining read. And, it's a classic! I have seen the play before and next time I'll have the full story in mind to make it richer. "

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

    " Lovely writing. Intricate, elegant phrasing that is so far removed from the blunt way we communicate in the modern world. Also an intriguing investigation of the desire to indulge in vice without consequence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/15/2011

    " Loved it. It drew me in from the first page and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/10/2011

    " I loved this book!! It was brilliantly thought through and had a good meaning in the end . It made me cry!! :') "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

    " The sotry is nothing like pop culture portrays. The monster is a small man, not a huge giant. I read it for the cultural experience. I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Like all books that have become horror classics, the original is not scary or horrible. It is a much different story than Hollywood has made it. "

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    " LOOOOOVEEDD it ;) like nothing I've ever read before! It was spectacular! lol "

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    " a great classic in psychology, murder, & suspense. "

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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.