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.
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"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)
Alfred Molina reads this classic adventure as well as can possibly be done. You'll find yourself listening with every spare moment you have.
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.
The performance was spot on and the story pulls you in to the adventure.
The performance of the reader.
Any scene with Captain Silvers.
The story brings out the personalities of the characters in such a way that you actually like or dislike them.
A classic that I fell in love with as a child. It was just as much fun 40 years later!
When Jim told the Dr. he had the boat
Excellent clarity and just the right emotion
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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.
Narration was excellent
Long John Silver.. had the best lines
Never. But this performance brought to life the well known story in a way that I understood everything :) and did not have to reread parts to translate the old phraseology into a meaning I knew.
The opening at the Inn.
My 8 year old daughter and I listened to this classic. It was perfect for both of us. Long John Silver is the perfect two-faced antagonist. Jim Hawkens was an innocent protagonist boy who learned what extents both good and evil will go to.
When Jim overhears Long John's conversation from the depths of the apple barrel.
Enjoyed the pirate talk.
Loved the audio version of this story.
All characters were wonderfully ready.
The end of the book is great and the moments before they get off the island.
I loved the entire book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Movie versions are never too accurate so hearing the book is such a rich experience. Alfred Molina does a wonderful job of narrating but there was one thing that was kind of a pain. The volume. At times it was quite loud then moments later there would be whispering and I found myself turning the volume up and down much too often. I suppose that listening to the story on earphones or in a quiet room would probably be different but I listen in the car on my commute and found the volume changes to be an issue.
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