Huntingtower


Read by Simon Evers

(4.7 stars; 150 reviews)

Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story. (Summary by Simon Evers) (7 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Prologue 7:50 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 1 17:04 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 28:30 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 37:49 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 21:14 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 44:46 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 31:27 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 28:16 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 25:05 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 26:41 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 29:05 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 23:25 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 27:32 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 17:53 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 41:48 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 28:40 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 16 17:22 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Huntingtower

(5 stars)

An unassuming man meets the challenge of his life in a story that reminds me of HG Wells' adventure-on-holiday novels. Well read by Simon Evers who thankfully doesn't attempt a Scottish accent. (Buchan was a Scot who sometimes wrote in unimpenetrable dialect.) Highly recommended. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

The romance of Fairytales and the thrill of adventure.

(5 stars)

For what more could one man ask? The adventures of this story are gripping, heartwarming, and read coherently by a good voice. Final verdict can only be: five of five.

(5 stars)

Being read to by that voice is a treat. The story will make you laugh at times and keep you in suspense at others.

good story

(4.5 stars)

A well written and interesting story. the reader did an amazing job. recommend to all

Excellent book and narrator.

(5 stars)

After listening to many books on Librivox and elsewhere, I found this book to be a standout. So many of the books from this period, despite being estimable are marred by pedantic moralizing and/or prejudice characteristic of the time. This book is not. In addition it has a great storyline, excellent character development without excess narrative and the writing is lyrical and rhythmic. One can absolutely see him Tolkien might have been very positively influenced by the author, and by this story in particular. To top it off, the narrator is easily of professional quality and the recording is excellent. While I find that books tend to be overrated by listeners on Librivox, I have absolutely no hesitation to give this fine starts and strongly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good story well told. Enjoy.

Exciting read...

(5 stars)

...flawless narration! Simon Evers brings the story and its people alive bringing the listener into the time and its people into one’s heart. I’m currently listening to everything Mr. Evers narrates. The story starts a bit verbose at first but you’ll be immersed completely by the 2nd or 3rd chapter. Loved it!

Engaging story and well tead!

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Simon Evers does a fabulous job of reading. His reading pace was perfect and he did a great job with the Scottish accents. It started a bit slowly, buy soon it caught my attention and kept it through the end.

(5 stars)

I very much enjoyed the reader's rendering of different accents and manners of speech as well as his pace. The book itself is a good yarn but is much more than that. It affectionately deals with its characters and is observantly humorous.