John Buchan

BBC Classics: Adventure Collection
  • BBC Classics: Adventure Collection

  • Unabridged readings of five gripping adventure stories

    This thrilling anthology contains five action-packed tales of incredible journeys, a murderous treasure hunt, invaders from outer space and international espionage - all read in full by some of the very best voice actors. With over 33 hours of exciting listening, tracked by chapter, let yourself get carried away with these classic adventures.

    Gulliver's Travels
    Jonathan Swift's dark satire following Lemuel Gulliver's fantastical travels through strange and exotic lands. Read by Tony Turner.

    Kidnapped
    Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of David Balfour's youthful adventures on the high seas and across the Scottish Highlands. Read by Kenny Blyth.

    The Sign of the Four
    Arthur Conan Doyle's intriguing locked-room mystery follows Holmes and Watson as they uncover a murky tale of theft, betrayal and greed. Read by Kenny Blyth.

    The War of the Worlds
    HG Wells' iconic sci-fi story about the battle to save Earth from a Martian invasion. Read by Michael Bertenshaw.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps
    John Buchan's stirring tale of derring-do, secrets and spies set in the shadows of war. Read by Kenny Blyth.

    Credits:

    Gulliver's Travels
    Read by Tony Turner
    Produced by Ross Burman
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 1 November 2019

    Kidnapped
    Read by Kenny Blyth
    Produced by Ciaran Bermingham
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 24 August 2019

    The Sign of the Four
    Read by Kenny Blyth
    Produced by Ciaran Bermingham
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 22 August 2019

    The War of the Worlds
    Read by Michael Bertenshaw
    Produced by Martha Littlehailes
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 23 August 2019

    The Thirty-Nine Steps
    Read by Kenny Blyth
    Produced by Karen Holden
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 1 November 2019

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    © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

RELEASED 03/06/2021

John Buchan (1875-1940) was born in Perth, Scotland and educated at Oxford where he published five books and won several awards, including one for poetry. He went on to be a barrister, a member of parliament, a soldier, a publisher, a historical biographer, and - in 1935 - he became the Govenor-General of Canada. Today he is best remembered as the author of his perennially popular adventure novels.

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