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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.
This book is a great classic for everyone, but this is an older version.
I found it all equally interesting.
There were hesitations and he read it in a monotone.
After I purchased this book they told that it was an older version I wish that had been told before in the review so I could have selected a different performer
For anyone who accepts to play along, this classic adventure novel is extremely enjoyable.
Of course, the storyline is both implausible and largely predictable, there is a strange and temporary change in narrator halfway into the novel and there is absolutely no romantic twist to the story (and indeed no significant female character). Still, this novel is never irritating and highly entertaining.
In fact, it is quite amazing to realize how it seems to have set standards for later pirate stories: a map to a hidden treasure, a one legged ruffian with a parrot on his shoulder, lots of rum drinking, etc.
The audio version is very well rendered, with short musical interludes between parts as a bonus.
This guy makes the book. He's great! He does all the voices and is amazing. You can't go wrong here.
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Despite being written in the late 19th century, I followed this as it was a current best seller. I'm a 30-something girl who likes all kinds of books, but would definitely count this as your next can't-put-it-down read.
I love historical fiction, but, in truth, I like ALL kinds of nonfiction! I enjoy books that take me "somewhere" or lets me learn something new. I listen to books whenever I am in the car or the sewing room. I require unabridged books...don't want a single word the author wrote removed from the story!
I have always enjoyed Treasure Island...read it several times as a kid. But Alfred Molina is a fantastic reader, and I have already listened to it once and am listening to it again. He really puts the "swashbuckling" in the pirates!