Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson audiobook

Kidnapped

By Robert Louis Stevenson
Read by Carlos Cardona

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6.88 Hours 1
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In the same spirit of high adventure as Stevenson’s Treasure Island comes Kidnapped, the tale of a young Scottish boy, David Balfour, in 1751, five years after the Battle of Culloden ended Bonnie Prince Charlie’s desperate attempt to gain the throne of England. David’s evil uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, arranges to have the boy kidnapped to keep him from discovering that Ebenezer’s family estate, called Shaws, really belongs to David. The boy is shipped out aboard the brig Covenant, where he meets the dashing Alan Breck Stewart, one of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s supporters and a survivor of the Culloden disaster. Their adventures and escapes are set against the background of the Scottish Highlands and those tumultuous years of history. But never fear; this is a book written first and foremost as an adventure story for older children.

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Summary

Summary

In the same spirit of high adventure as Stevenson’s Treasure Island comes Kidnapped, the tale of a young Scottish boy, David Balfour, in 1751, five years after the Battle of Culloden ended Bonnie Prince Charlie’s desperate attempt to gain the throne of England. David’s evil uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, arranges to have the boy kidnapped to keep him from discovering that Ebenezer’s family estate, called Shaws, really belongs to David.

The boy is shipped out aboard the brig Covenant, where he meets the dashing Alan Breck Stewart, one of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s supporters and a survivor of the Culloden disaster. Their adventures and escapes are set against the background of the Scottish Highlands and those tumultuous years of history. But never fear; this is a book written first and foremost as an adventure story for older children.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterpiece.”  Henry James
“One of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today.”  School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Louis Stevenson

Author Bio: 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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.88
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English