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Publisher's Summary

When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape - until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck....

Kidnapped is a captivating novel set around Scottish events of the 18th century, most notably the Appin murder, the case of a highlander who was wrongly implicated in the shooting of a government official.

Public Domain (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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great story

I thoroughly enjoyed the tale and loved the way it was presented. The characters seemed to come to life and the language was fascinating.

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Kidnapped

I loved this book! I love R.L Stevenson's books. He writes fantastic adventures. Treasure Island was such a gem that I craved more of his high adventure, swashbuckling tales. The story is excellent. The characters are so well done. You feel the friendship between David and Alen by the end. Also the narration of he book and the narrator himself is awesome. He brings the story alive in setting that I wasn't used to (Scottish Highlands) and does the voices so well.

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A True Classic…!!!

An adventure for all ages. “Kidnapped” is a novel, with a wonderful ending, that all should read and reread. How the author’s characters deal with challenges, difficulties and the unknowns, of daily living, can be embraced by all of humanity. 📚📖📚

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Accents difficult to understand

Did not care for the story which brings about the description of ever newer lows in human nature. The accents were difficult to understand. His other works were much more interesting and compelling.

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Fraud

I did NOT order this and will not pay for it. I am very disappointed in Amazon. They have provided no way to reverse this order or to contact them about it. Some how they managed to slipped it to me without my approval. Shame on you. In the future I will not longer order off of the dailey promotional book list. I ordered the free copy of this book (which I got) and was billed $8.01 for the audio version as well. Paul T

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  • 01-05-18

Rather Wonderful

Very satisfying voice by the narrator. Lots of interesting geography and history. Very dramatic. excellent.

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  • Simple Lad
  • 01-08-17

Great tale and well read

Really loved the story, characters and narrative. Well read with good accents for the different characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-19

great listen


loved it
took me back easily to another time and place while at my work.

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 04-18-18

An old favourite brought to new life.

David Rintoul’s performance, excess’s usual, gives this classic adventure new life. (The contrast with its Audio sequel, Catriona, “read” by a bored and boring Frederick Davidson could not be starker!)

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  • 09-14-18

Fantastic

Excellent performance, superb story. I don’t need fifteen words for this review. Three more required.

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  • 08-01-18

Classic not read previously

Cracking yarn beautifully read.
Now need to brush up on Scottish geography.
Was on holiday on the Island of Mull when I started book!

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  • 09-18-21

great tale

loved it.great adventure and great sense of Scotland at that important time in it's history, and great relationship between the two main characters.

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  • roberta mcpherson
  • 07-30-21

Kidnapped

Best story I've read in many decades. Narrator isnae too bad either 😄
the first RLS I've read. now Treasure Island.

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  • Lauren
  • 07-16-21

Excellent performance of a classic tale

I really enjoyed David Rintoul's performance of Kidnapped - he really brings the characters to life and it's great to hear Stevenson's rich and witty Scots dialogue spoken by a Scottish narrator, I just wish he also read the sequel, Catriona.

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  • C. Bowden
  • 02-13-21

Superior boys own story.

A classic tale read perfectly. A must for anyone interested in Scotland and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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  • 08-13-22

Narrator excellent

I loved the adventures of this tale with a narrator that was exceptional and made the difference for me choosing this version. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-20

A dearly loved classic.

Beautifully written and beautifully narrated! The language and phrasing is arcane and filled with unfamiliar slang and meaning, but the narrator does such a great job, very little purport is lost.

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  • Daryn
  • 04-07-18

Excellent and bitter sweet

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held a classic. It leaves one with ponderings about his memories and about friends and times long past

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