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.
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.
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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.
Hare & There
Alfred Molina's narration was spot on!
We listened to this during a road trip of several full-day drives. What a great way to pass the time. A classic story and a fantastic listen. Recommended for the whole family.
No. Only re-read this story to refresh my remembrance of it since it had been many years since I read it the first time. This time in listening instead of reading, I found that I have always tended to speed read and by listening, I actually appreciated the story more.
Probably when Silver revealed his true colors and started the sequence of deception.
Have not listened to any before
A young boy finds adventure.
Enjoyed the listening very much.