Robert Louis Stevenson audio book downloads:
The stabbing of an antique dealer on Christmas Day leads the murderer, Markheim to try to justify his life to the devil in an in depth discussion about the nature of good and evil. His evening ends quite differently from how he'd planned it and results in him making an admission of guilt for the killing...
Alan Howard's magnificent performance really brings out the mystery of this story.
Free with this audiobook we have included “The Pavilion on the Links” by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Alan Howard.
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In A Lodging for the night, a dissolute Parisian student finds himself forced into accepting the favors of a venerable and respected knight on a cold winter's evening in 1456. The ensuing dinner conversation is spellbinding.
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This highly entertaining audio book, read by star actor Timothy West, was first conceived during a rainy summer holiday in the Highlands of
Scotland in an attempt to amuse the author's step-son. Treasure Island began
with the map - young Lloyd Osbourne had drawn a crude version of an
island and Stevenson, looking over the boy’s shoulder began to
elaborate, christening various curves and smudges the famed names of
Skeleton Island, Spyglass Hill and finally adding the three red crosses
marking the buried treasure. From this gentlest of beginnings has come
one of the fiercest and best loved novels of piracy and fortune in the
history of literature. It is Lloyd’s lasting legacy that he insisted
there be no girls in the story!
It tells the story of Jim Hawkins
who having acquired a map to the vast treasure of the fabled Captain
Flint, sets out with a sponsor, Squire Trelawney, who has been tricked
into crewing up his ship with the remaining members of the notorious
Flint’s band of pirates. Mutiny, maroonings and treasure follow, with the wonderful character of
Long John Silver, not only providing a truly sophisticated analysis of
the fact that morality is never simple but also forever fixing peg legs
and parrots as the only uniform of the true buccaneer.
The celebrated English actor Alan Howard reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - in this unabridged audiobook available exclusively from Silksoundbooks.
A nightmare from which he was furious to have been woken was the inspiration for this successful and famous work. Having been stirred from what he termed “a fine bogey tale” Stevenson set about putting his nightmare onto paper. It reputedly took him only three days to write but the story of a split personality, warring with itself between righteousness and immorality is as much a part of modern thought as it became in 1885.
The story of the upright and moral Dr Jekyll and his horrific and uncontrollable other within has been seen as an allegory for the chronic duality of the Victorian Era with its insistence on outward respectability and its underbelly of vice and exploitation. History has it that the first draft of the novella was burnt by Stevenson in response to his wife’s criticisms, possibly about the explicitly sexual nature of the wild Mr Hyde’s nocturnal exploits, and the chilling vagueness of the final version’s descriptions of his pursuits adds to the Victorian nature of the story as much as to the horror of the man.
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s lengthy short story The Pavilion on the Links, was considered by Arthur Conan-Doyle to be “the first short story in the world”. This unsettlingly nerve-wracking tale is every bit as chilling as its much wider known follower The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and at the time of its publication was every bit as successful
Stevenson makes the choice in the story of having two fairly unpleasant characters for his main protagonists. Both deeply antipathetic to the rest of humankind, he is wickedly funny about the two men’s friendship which as the narrator himself confesses was “scarcely a companionship, but a coexistence of unsociability”.
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This unabridged audio book download of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped, read by star actor Nicholas Rowe, starts with the newly orphaned David Balfour travelling to his uncle’s terrifying House of Shaws.
Having failed in an attempt to murder young David the miserly Ebeneezer Balfour, who would rather keep the fortune to which the child is now entitled, arranges for a kidnapping aboard a ship bound for the New World. A fortunate collision with a small craft from France carrying young Balfour’s saviour in the shape of Alan Breck Stewart, saves the boy from the intended slavery and sets him on the extraordinary journey across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland that has become one of the most famous adventure stories of our time.
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