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Treasure Island | [Robert L Stevenson]

Treasure Island

With buried treasure, treacherous buccaneers, a young hero, and Long John Silver, the one-legged villain, Treasure Island remains one of the most popular of pirate adventures.
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With buried treasure, treacherous buccaneers, a young hero, and Long John Silver, the one-legged villain, Treasure Island remains one of the most popular of pirate adventures.

©1986 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Gregory Waterloo, IL, USA 02-11-09
    Gregory Waterloo, IL, USA 02-11-09
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    "Outstanding Book and Narrator"

    Some books are considered classics because the story is unique and compelling. Others are praised because of the superlative writing style of the author. A handful of books have both qualities. Treasure Island is one.

    This is the quintissential pirate book. Peg legs. A talking parrot perched atop a pirate's shoulder. Swashbuckling adventure on deck and atop the jib. And of course, Long John Silver. It's all here.

    This is an astonishing book made even moreso when you consider Stevenson was just 31 years old when he wrote it. Subtle humor, action, sea adventure, double-crosses. And gorgeous prose.

    And this particular audio version showcases an outstanding narrator. His various character voices were so distinct that at times I supposed I was listening to a dramatic retelling using various actors.

    Buy it. Download it. Relish it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Robbinsville, NJ, United States 08-17-10
    Jeff Robbinsville, NJ, United States 08-17-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Well read version"

    This version was great. Best read fiction story I've ever heard. More like a radio play than a simple reading. Got to know the entire host of characters just from the voice, and found the story easier to follow with the narrator reading than when I read it on paper.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark canyon country, CA, United States 04-16-12
    Mark canyon country, CA, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A swashbuckling tail of epic proportions"
    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it. Outstanding!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    "Aye Jim Boy. Keep a weather eye out for a seafaring man with one leg. You will do that for me won’t you Jim Boy"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

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    Christopher Kew Gardens, NY, United States 05-05-11
    Christopher Kew Gardens, NY, United States 05-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "The one to get"

    I sampled a wide variety of readings before settling on this one, and I couldn't have been happier. David Buck's narration is superb. This is the one to get!

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    David Normal, IL, United States 02-05-11
    David Normal, IL, United States 02-05-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Must read classic"

    As a classic, there is no doubt one should consider reading this book. I love finding out where terms and/or characters originate from and this book includes several. Ever been to Long John Silver's? Just happens to be the antagonist who played the role of the ship's cook.

    The question is whether or not this is the version to download. I agree with other reviews - the narrator did a fantastic job - so go ahead and purchase with confidence.

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  • TEZ FROST
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    "Long John Silver"

    This is a beautifully read classical pirate's tale. Dating back to the Victorian days there's plenty of chivalrous heroes and scoundrel pirates; I love the fact that they raise the British Flag even though it gives away their position! I listened to this during my daily commute and I had listened carefully to keep track of the story. Enjoyed it thoroughly!

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