The Thirty Nine Steps : Richard Hannay

  • by John Buchan
  • Narrated by Peter Joyce
  • Series: Richard Hannay
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Among the first espionage thrillers and an acknowledged classic, The Thirty-Nine Steps well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and carries one along with the sheer suspense of the manhunt - a recurring theme in literature - and Hannay’s struggle against the evil that is the ‘Black Stone'.
May 1914: Europe is close to war and spies are everywhere. Richard Hannay has arrived back in London to begin a new life, when a spy called Scudder asks for help to uncover a German plot to murder the Greek prime minister in London and to steal British plans for the outbreak of war. He claims to be following a ring of German spies called the Black Stone. A few days later, Scudder is murdered. Hannay is forced to continue Scudder’s work and is chased across Scotland both by police and German spies. The solution to the mysterious phrase 'Thirty-Nine Steps' is a thread that runs through the whole story.
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What the Critics Say

"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)

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epic!!!!!!!

epic story and outstanding narration!!!!!!! Peter Joyce does a great job of making you feel like you know the characters in the story.
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- Amazon Customer

One of my favorite listens ever!

So I took a chance with this one for a road trip I was driving on solo. I absolutely loved it! excellent story line and performance. If you want to hear a great story check this out, you wont be disappointed.
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- Nathanial

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2010
  • Publisher: Assembled Stories