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Treasure Island | [Robert Louis Stevenson]

Treasure Island

If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by.
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Audible Editor Reviews

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!" "X marks the spot!" Long John Silver with his parrot on his arm! Treasure Island, the 1883 masterpiece by the great Scot Robert Louis Stevenson, set the course for all-things-pirate to come. Its influence is inestimable.

This story of buccaneers seeking buried treasure on an island off the coast of Mexico is told through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, a teenager who gets mixed up in the pirate crowd. Hawkins is brought to life in this audiobook by the expert Neil Hunt, whose British tenor playfully rises and falls with the churn of the waves and the mayhem wrought by Billy Bones, Ben Gunn, and other immortal characters of this swashbuckling epic.

Publisher's Summary

If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by. At the start of his grand adventure, setting sail on the good ship Hispaniola, the young Hawkins is a hesitant, querulous boy, too easily beguiled by his own fancy.

By journey's end he will have faced murder, mutiny, and mayhem - and in the process, become a man. Narrator Neil Hunt brings to life the characters Robert Louis Stevenson made so memorable: Black Dog, Blind Pew, Billy Bones, George Merry, Israel Hands, and Ben Gunn.

©1988 Recorded Books, LLC; (P)1988 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 05-03-13
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2011

    A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.

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    "A Pirate's Life Indeed."

    While I enjoyed the book and my kids were entertained, like a lot of 19th century adventure stories I am more impressed by its staying power and influence than the story or writing itself.

    The strength of 'Treasure Island' is its characters. Even minor players in this pirate/treasure/tropical adventure story are fascinating. The plot had enough ups and downs and twists to entertain, but like Jules Verne's and H.G. Wells' minor novels, Stevenson's writing just wasn't interesting enough to draw me back for a second draft.

    Neil Hunt's narration was varied enough for the characters without being overly distracting from the story.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Lansing, MI, United States 09-03-13
    Brian Lansing, MI, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2013

    I love to read books; and now just recently I've discovered that audio books are very cool!! I'm also an author. You can find the SciFi book "The Curse of Europa" here on Audible or on Amazon.

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    "A classic that is still a worthy story"
    Any additional comments?

    I really only grabbed this because my 9th grader was going to read it as part of his Honors English class (it was on the list.) Unfortunately, he found the 19th century Kings English a bit too daunting and didn't know what they were talking about half the time. He ended up reading something else. However, I thought it was fun and stuck with it. I of course have known of the book "forever," and I think I saw a movie base on it, way-back-when; but I never read the book.

    So now I have read (or listened to) the book and I am glad I did. They story still holds up and was fun. It was also fun comparing it to Treasure Planet. It actually perked my interest enough that I watched a few different movie versions that I could find.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-24-09
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-24-09 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "An excellent job on a classic tale."

    I was first introduced to this classic tale of pirates and adventure in preschool, where they had one of those dramatized abridgements that little kids often listen to before they read the full story. It wasn't until many years later that my brother began devoting some time each day to reading me the story, which he had received as a gift from an old teacher of mine in the hope that he might read it to me at some point. Due to my brother's moving out to go to college, however, we never finished it.
    Three years ago now I found the unabridged version on CD, narrated by Neil Hunt. This being a copy obtained from my local public library however, some disks were damaged. So I was elated when I found that self same version here on Audible. Neil Hunt's narration is excellently done. All his portrayals, from Jim Hawkins to Israel Hands to Livesy to Long John Silver, are excellent. Needless to say I couldn't stop listening for more than a few minutes. Of course I've noticed that Recorded Books Incorporated, the company responsible for this unabridged recording, seems to have a nack for picking excellent narrators for their books, and Treasure Island is no exception. As I said in the title, an excellent production of an excellent, classic adventure story
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    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa Renton, WA, United States 07-09-13
    Vanessa Renton, WA, United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Cute, quick listen"
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    I needed a break from some longer, more intense audiobooks, and this was perfect! The story is quick-paced and interesting, set in a time long ago surrounding pirates, treasures, mutinies and betrayals, doctors and young men... All great elements for a thrilling book. The reader is very expressive and carries the pirate dialogue so well it's like you're listening to real pirates. Highly recommended, arrr! :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    125 Athens, OH USA 11-12-09
    125 Athens, OH USA 11-12-09 Member Since 2012

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    "A great one -- both the story and the reading"

    What a fun trip into Pirate World! The reader of course makes or breaks any audio book, and Recorded Books consistently uses excellent readers. No exception here -- I enjoyed this from start to finish. Might even listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer CT, USA 02-12-14
    Kindle Customer CT, USA 02-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Forget the rest, get the best!"

    Listen up, friends and neighbors! This is, hands down, *the best* performance of "Treasure Island". EVER. Neil Hunt brings the characters to life as no one else has, especially Long John Silver. Run, don't walk to your Cart and add this title today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Fox Point, WI, United States 11-12-13
    Jeffrey Fox Point, WI, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A "Treasured" performance"
    Where does Treasure Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This the best relatively shorter story that I have listened to. It's quickly flowing storyline kept me listening continuously.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Long John Silver, complexity of his character.


    What about Neil Hunt’s performance did you like?

    Great inflections and cjaracter voices "fit".


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, the book makes me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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