I enjoyed this audio book quite a bit. The narrator was great with his Pirate accents. It was lots of fun and I will share this with my kids when they are a bit older.
Narration was excellent
Long John Silver.. had the best lines
Never. But this performance brought to life the well known story in a way that I understood everything :) and did not have to reread parts to translate the old phraseology into a meaning I knew.
The opening at the Inn.
My 8 year old daughter and I listened to this classic. It was perfect for both of us. Long John Silver is the perfect two-faced antagonist. Jim Hawkens was an innocent protagonist boy who learned what extents both good and evil will go to.
When Jim overhears Long John's conversation from the depths of the apple barrel.
Enjoyed the pirate talk.
Loved the audio version of this story.
All characters were wonderfully ready.
The end of the book is great and the moments before they get off the island.
I loved the entire book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Movie versions are never too accurate so hearing the book is such a rich experience. Alfred Molina does a wonderful job of narrating but there was one thing that was kind of a pain. The volume. At times it was quite loud then moments later there would be whispering and I found myself turning the volume up and down much too often. I suppose that listening to the story on earphones or in a quiet room would probably be different but I listen in the car on my commute and found the volume changes to be an issue.
Owner of a cabinet company and heating and air company. Love miniature animals. I have a baby pot bellied pig, four pigmy goats, many types of quail & pheasants, ducks & guineas. I love to work and so I listen to books constantly. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is my all time favorite book.
Treasure Island is a classic book I remember as a child. It has stood the test of time and I will share it with my children.
This is my second favorite book, next to 'The Gunslinger'. I've lost count of how many times I've listened to it.
My favorite characters are Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver.
The narrator, Alfred Molina, amazes me with his multiple character depictions.
I recommend this book highly to all.
yogini, knitter, quilter, sewist, stitcher, reader, cook, foodie, wine snob, francophile, wife, dog mom, SF Giants fan
Exciting, adventurous escape.
Alfred Molina brought this story to life as only he could. Each character was so distinctly and perfectly rendered, I felt like I was actually there witnessing the events as they unfolded.
I wouldn't. Alfred Molina's rendering was so perfect, I wouldn't even consider watching a movie of this book. It wouldn't be as good. :)
I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend. I normally do not go in for adventure/pirate/seafaring tales. But on the strength of her recommendation and Alfred Molina as the narrator, I did, and I loved every second of it. I do think the story is slightly predictable and otherwise would not interest me that much. But Alfred Molina's telling of it made it breathlessly compelling. Bravo!
This audiobook is actually wonderful...even for adult listeners. Moreover, the novel is well written and the narration was perfect.