Thirty-Nine Steps

Author(s): John Buchan
Series: Richard Hannay Series No: 1
CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: DD6647
Released: Apr 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441781161
Narrator/s: David Thorn
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Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this classic 1915 thriller, stumbles across a terrorist plot to destabilize Europe. A British spy in the mold of James Bond, Hannay is an action man with a polished veneer. After a series of murders, Hannay takes up the cause when he has to go on the run. An action-packed series of events come to an exciting conclusion.


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Thirty-Nine Steps
Product Number: BX00043813
Product Number:DD6647
Product Number:Z100097135

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Author(s): John Buchan
Narrator(s): David Thorn
Product Number Z100097135
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483012414

Professional reviews

"When he's speaking as protagonist Richard Hannay, David Thorn does a fine job. He captures the tension, focus, and self-doubt of a man accidentally caught up in a spy caper. During these sections, it's easy to understand how this became a classic Hitchcock thriller and it's a pleasure to listen to. It's this narrative voice that sustains listeners through a plot that's a bit too clever and melodramatic to believe in--Thorn makes us cares about Hannay and the England that produced him. However, when he shifts accents, the results are uneven. Those close to an English accent, such as Scots, are adequate, but his Kentucky accent is so far off it detracts markedly from the listening experience. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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