The Madman and The Pirate

R. M. BALLANTYNE (1825 - 1894)

R. M. Ballantyne (April 24, 1825 – February 8, 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 Anita Roy Dobbs
00:21:24
Play 02 Chapter 2 Esther
00:20:34
Play 03 Chapter 3 Betsie Bush
00:21:37
Play 04 Chapter 4 Kevin McAsh
00:17:54
Play 05 Chapter 5 Kevin McAsh
00:20:11
Play 06 Chapter 6 Arouet
00:18:05
Play 07 Chapter 7 Arouet
00:16:56
Play 08 Chapter 8 Esther
00:21:31
Play 09 Chapter 9 Betsie Bush
00:21:36
Play 10 Chapter 10 Betsie Bush
00:20:13
Play 11 Chapter 11 Esther
00:20:25
Play 12 Chapter 12 Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:25:30
Play 13 Chapter 13 Kevin McAsh
00:14:50
Play 14 Chapter 14 Esther
00:16:43
Play 15 Chapter 15 Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:21:02
Play 16 Chapter 16 Kevin McAsh
00:16:14