We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Treasure Island Audiobook

Treasure Island

Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Treasure Island must be the most enthralling adventure book ever written. As we listen to the voice of Jim Hawkins telling his extraordinary tale, and later that of his companion, Dr. Livesey, we are plunged into a world of pirates, buried treasure, mutiny, and deceit. We meet Billy Bones, Blind Pew, Black Dog, and, of course, the charming buccaneer Long John Silver. The action and adventure never falter, and the spell of this enduring story is sustained until the very last word.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2007 Naxos Rights International (P)2007 Naxos Rights International

What the Critics Say

"This best-ever adventure story...has the same mesmeric ability to keep you hanging on every word.... It has all that's required of a ripping yarn." (The Guardian)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (473 )
5 star
 (212)
4 star
 (161)
3 star
 (71)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (10)
Overall
4.3 (311 )
5 star
 (160)
4 star
 (95)
3 star
 (49)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.4 (309 )
5 star
 (176)
4 star
 (94)
3 star
 (35)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kevin 02-09-15
    Kevin 02-09-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "one of the greatest stories every written. "

    RLS perfectly captures the essence of what it must have been like to live amongst pirates and men alike, in a time when the world was such a place that adventure and innocence of a child could bring such happiness to the reader. It's narrated with such enthusiasm and great acting. I loved every minute of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-20-15
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    115
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    193
    193
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A brilliant performance of a classic!"

    Wow! This is the quintessential pirate. It has stood the test of time and is still as accessible and entertaining as it was centuries ago.

    What made this version special was the outstanding performance by Jasper Britton. This was my first experience with this narrator, and his inflections, voices, and cadence were flawless. It really made for an exciting listen and I will definitely search out more of his performances.

    So, even if you read this years ago, give it a listen. I think you'll find this format and narrator brings the story to life like never before.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pamela 01-10-15
    Pamela 01-10-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    296
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent performance"

    The wonderful narration of this classic pirate tale added a great deal to the story. The other reviewers covered the main points, but I will mention one thing. When I first started listening, it seemed as if the narrator was talking faster than humanly possible. The I-phone app allows you to slow the speed down to 75% and at that rate the pace was perfect. There was a little reverberation echo, but I am guessing the publisher sped up the recording a bit to get it to fit on a certain number of CDs when it was first distributed. Just slow it down if you have trouble keeping up, This was the first book where I experienced that over-clocked sensation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-01-12
    Robert Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    95
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrific narrator for a terrific story!"

    I bought this audio book on a whim brought on by nostalgia, and boy was I glad I did! I haven't read Treasure Island since I was a boy and couldn't really remember how the story went or who the characters were aside from the boy and pirate cook. First off, Jasper Britton did an amazing job with narration - he has a good range of voices and does "pirate talk" perfectly. The story was better than I remember and I had totally forgotten about Gunn and the captain of the ship! Highly recommended for both a great story and fantastic narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dave Toronto, ON, Canada 09-17-12
    Dave Toronto, ON, Canada 09-17-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Now I Know"

    Having never read Treasure Island, I didn't get references to it before. This was a good way to ingest a classic. Well narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeff Moncton, NB, Canada 08-11-10
    Jeff Moncton, NB, Canada 08-11-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    43
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    1
    Overall
    "Loved it and would have given it 4.5 if possible!"

    I don't read fiction often but have to say I loved this book and loved the performance. My Stevenson has great skill as a writer and this title deserves it's reputation as one of the best adventure books ever written. The book is very well paced, has fantastic characters and great actions sequences.

    This book really came alive as a result of Mr Britton's voice acting skills. In my opinion he is one of the best along with William Hootkins who narated Moby Dick

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Philip Glen Allen, VA, USA 06-18-10
    Philip Glen Allen, VA, USA 06-18-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Classic story, well narrated"

    The narrator of this story does an incredible job of bringing it to life. Makes you wish it was a longer story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    bpjammin 05-07-16
    bpjammin 05-07-16 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    114
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Outstanding Performance"

    Jasper Briton really brings the book to life. An outstanding performance. a tour de force.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian Downes 04-16-16 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pieces of Eight!"

    If you want a lesson on how to write great adventure fiction, read Treasure Island.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "excellent voice acting"

    Great adventure book, and the narrator provides one of the best voice acting I've heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.