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Treasure Island | [Robert Louis Stevenson]

Treasure Island

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.
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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.

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©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)

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    Patricia Concrete, WA, USA 10-14-09
    Patricia Concrete, WA, USA 10-14-09
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    "Great Narration and you may lay to that!"

    It's a classic for a reason. But what really made this great for me was the narration. The pace and pitch perfect for every scene. Character voices so distinct and varied you could put a face to them easily. I had no idea a "pirate" book could be so good and fun to listen to. I listened to it two times in a row and know I will still listen again in the future. The story was great and I get a kick out the "pirate" idioms. No wonder there's an offical Speak Like A Pirate Day (September 19).

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah J. Kindermann 02-26-15

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    "It is an old classic."

    I'm glad I finally was able to read this. But I felt the narrator got out of control a few times and was yelling a bit too much and much too loudly. The story was old and not ad fulfilling as other books but again I can see why it is a classic from that time period.

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    Kevin 02-09-15
    Kevin 02-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "incredible story for all ages. timeless classic"

    incredibly well written story of piracy, treasure and childhood adventure on the high seas.. Masterfully spoken as if you were there.

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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-20-15
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "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.

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    Pamela 01-10-15
    Pamela 01-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "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.

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    Kerem 12-09-14
    Kerem 12-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Treasure Island in three words, what would they be?

    Excitement, Fun, Good Time
    You should definitely listen to this classic even if you have read it before. Absolutely worth every minute.


    What does Jasper Britton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jasper Britton has put a perfect performance. It was as if I were watching him play the whole script on a theater, such liveliness and such emotion combined for this story, it made the whole book real as if it were happening just around me.


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    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 10-08-14
    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 10-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Tremendous fun and a great listen"
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    The narration by Jasper Britton is spectacular. He captures the young fresh voice of Jim Hawkins, regal voice of the doctor, measured voice of the captain as effortlessly as he drawls the gravelly melodic tones of Long John Silver and his sea dogs. This is a classic story of murder, mischief, mutiny and daring do all in the name of buried pirate treasure. The pacing is superb, the action thrilling, but never beyond belief. With Jim as our guide we get to experience the best of all the awe and fear while maintaining our sense of adventure. Tremendous fun and a great listen

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    Robert Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-01-12
    Robert Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "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!

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    Dave Toronto, ON, Canada 09-17-12
    Dave Toronto, ON, Canada 09-17-12
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    "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.

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    JQL new franklin, MO, United States 03-31-12
    JQL new franklin, MO, United States 03-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    "It's true - this is a great book; well narrated."
    What did you love best about Treasure Island?

    Many have already said how great the story line is and also the narration so I'll simply say: buy it, listen and enjoy!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The boy and pirate - obviously.


    What about Jasper Britton’s performance did you like?

    Spectacular!


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