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Treasure Island Audiobook

Treasure Island

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver.

Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, this is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike. And as David Cordingly points out in his afterward, Treasure Island is also the best and most influential of all pirate stories.

(P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Thrilling fights and adventures." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature)
"Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing." (J.M. Barrie)

What Members Say

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    Allen bedford, TX, United States 01-16-13
    Allen bedford, TX, United States 01-16-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun Classic"
    Where does Treasure Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've chosen to listen again because it's one of my favorite books that has continued to make me laugh and dream over and over again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard not to like Long John Silver just because you constantly have to ask yourself whose side he is on.


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    Amazon Customer 01-08-13 Member Since 2016

    The Happy Humanist symbol updated

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    "Couldn't be better!"

    Not with a heavy pirate accent, but believable as all the characters -- the boy protagonist, Jim Hawkins, the Squire, the Doctor, ship's Captain, the buccaneers, etc. Mr, Molina enlivens each one. This has always been a rattling good yarn, and this version does full justice to the story. What a great plot! not so easy to create as one might think.

    Narration moves along briskly, matching the classic, oft-copied tale. Makes one wish to go to sea!!

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    Debra United States 01-07-13
    Debra United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Long John Silver"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. This is a wonderful adventure story for any age, boy or girl.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Treasure Island?

    I cannot pick out just one memorable moment because this book is full of memorable moments that keep your attention and never bore you.


    What about Alfred Molina’s performance did you like?

    Alfred Molina's performance was perfect for this book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is an adventure book that makes you feel fear, happiness and suspicion. This book is about loyalty and bravery.


    Any additional comments?

    Reading this book is not a waste of time, it is an adventure. Yo Ho

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    Janae Pearland, Texas, United States 01-04-13
    Janae Pearland, Texas, United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I love to travel and train dogs. I can't seem to find the time to sit down and read so I listen while I'm on my way to...well...anywhere!

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    "Great Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Treasure Island the most enjoyable?

    Such an adventure for a young boy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Long John Silver


    What about Alfred Molina’s performance did you like?

    He read the story well and it was pleasantly entertaining.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A young boys adventure.


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    GLENNO 11-27-12
    GLENNO 11-27-12 Member Since 2013

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    "One of the best books ever written!"

    Alfred Molina reads this classic adventure as well as can possibly be done. You'll find yourself listening with every spare moment you have.

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    Kloster 11-26-12
    Kloster 11-26-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "My favorite narration"
    Would you listen to Treasure Island again? Why?

    Classic story. So well performed you wont believe it. Pirates, Captains, and a host of other voices done perfectly. I have over 200 titles in my library. This one is hands down, the best performance.


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    Joe 11-12-12
    Joe 11-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Pulls you in as though you were there."
    What made the experience of listening to Treasure Island the most enjoyable?

    The performance was spot on and the story pulls you in to the adventure.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance of the reader.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Captain Silvers.


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

    The story brings out the personalities of the characters in such a way that you actually like or dislike them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Annandale, VA, United States 11-07-12
    Bill Annandale, VA, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent narration"
    What did you love best about Treasure Island?

    A classic that I fell in love with as a child. It was just as much fun 40 years later!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Treasure Island?

    When Jim told the Dr. he had the boat


    What about Alfred Molina’s performance did you like?

    Excellent clarity and just the right emotion


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know


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    Michael Graff 10-08-12
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    "Great listen"

    Even if you have seen the movie, the book is better. Well worth the time to listen.

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    Matt 10-08-12
    Matt 10-08-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good classic. Lots of fun!"

    I enjoyed this audio book quite a bit. The narrator was great with his Pirate accents. It was lots of fun and I will share this with my kids when they are a bit older.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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