The audio is appealing to the imagination is a very different way than text. The imagery flows with the reader. Your focus is much more in the moment rather than focusing on the activity of reading. In that sense it's enjoyable and freeing to listen to Treasure Island. The benefit of reading it yourself is that your mind fills in the auditory experience with imagination. Flint might have a slight wheezing and Silver have a more unctuous tone. The two experiences of reading and listening are completely different. Neither is better than the other qualitatively. What can be judged is the ability of the orator. In this case I felt Michael Page did a fine job breathing life into the characters and pacing the text.
The description of the attack on the lodge was my favorite part. The description of the lodge's construction, temperature and humidity of the jungle, coupled with the suspense building to the fight and the rapid description of it, made the action exciting. Also, the tactics described during the battle added credibility to the story. It was a brief yet memorable.
Michael Page's pacing was outstanding. The text moved quickly but didn't sound rushed. The pirate's dialect can get a little bewildering when you read it but Michael's interpretation made sense of every rum soaked word.
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