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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This collection did not disappoint! All the stories were great as was the performance of each narrator. I would highly recommend this for adults and children alike. I think children should be at least eleven or very well read due to vocabulary.
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.
Jungle book and Gulliver's travels became boring and hard to finish. Treasure Island, White Fang, and Robin Hood were great!
Simon Vance narrates Robin Hood.
This is a great collection of classics, all narrated by great orators. It was well worth listening to. I would recommend it to anyone.
I enjoyed several of the stories including treasure island, but Kipling became painfully redundant and the story of Robin Hood is told better in an abridged form. Would have liked an indexed book design.
My 9 and 10 year olds could not get into this. Partially it was the English accents and partially the vintage of the stories. Great value, but I ultimately returned it.
So wonderful a story and audio book. It was a great thing. The audio book was so exiteing and great.
Having never read any of the included books previously I can't say a bad word about either the stories or the performances.
Very worthwhile listen!
"Hard to rate"
It's hard to put a rating on a collection of stories like this. All I can say is the narrators were all first rate, but I was surprised at how little I engaged with the stories - except for Treasure Island - a rollicking good tale that one! But at only 1 credit you can at least now say you've read all the "classic children's adventures", and you may even enjoy one or two.
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