This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations. Gulliver’s Travels is Jonathan Swift’s comic tale of an Englishman who journeys to four fantastical and exotic lands filled with unforgettable characters, from the pint-size Lilliputians to the giant Brobdingnagians. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood takes us to Sherwood Forest, where the brigand and his band of “merry men” rob from the rich to give to the poor — to the consternation of the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Jungle Book transports readers into a wondrous world where danger lurks behind every drooping vine and the law of the jungle is the key to survival. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island follows young Jim Hawkins as he learns the ways of the buccaneer from a group of seafaring miscreants, including the nefarious peg leg, Long John Silver. White Fang by Jack London recreates the forbidding world of the Yukon Gold Rush, where a wild dog must endure violence, hardship, and bitter cold on his journey from savagery to civilization.
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I purchased this book because I remember some of the stories from my youth. I found it to be much less expensive in ebook form and was pleasantly surprised to find the audible version. It is so entertaining to listen to with the narrator using a variety of voices. I bought this just yesterday and am on the last section of Treasure Island. I did not realize you could use Kindle books without owning a Kindle - fabulous! I love being able to listen to the story while doing laundry, dishes, whatever - instead of having to sit and read a book whether on a screen or in print. I highly recommend this collection of classic books. If you have the shelf space and the money consider the "real" books - they were reviewed very well too.
If you have a lot of time to listen like me, this is a book to spend a credit on.
I think Brilliance studios in general has the best recordings I have listened to so far.
I enjoyed most of these books. The only parts I did not enjoy was the last half of the Jungle Book and the last half of Gulliver's Travels. There were simply too many Travels.
Long John Silver, White Fang, and Little John are now some of my favorite characters in fiction.
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