Orphaned John Trenchard grows up in the village of Moonfleet with his aunt, entranced by the local legend of the ghostly Blackbeard, who rises each winter night to search for his lost diamond. While conducting his own hunt for the treasure, John is trapped in the church crypt and discovers the true secret of the village: smuggling. Taken under the wing of the gruff innkeeper and chief smuggler, Elzevir Block, John begins a dangerous adventure which will see him in a hair-raising chase along a precarious cliff path and deciphering a hidden code in an ancient castle. Moonfleet is a thrilling story of revenge and betrayal, of loyalty and great sacrifice, but it is above all a story about friendship.
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CRT's overall production and talented actors capture both character and story. And within a short time you as the listener are totally hooked. This is one fine production.
I'd compare this production to Kidnapped and Treasure Island from Robert Louis Stevenson or Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. King Solomon's Mines by Rider Haggard the tales of the Scarecrow/Dr. Syn from Russell Thorndyke come to mind also. Each of these fine works are also available from the Colonial Radio Theater in one form or another. Fine listening and well worth the money.
Listening to Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater is top notch. I've listened to a dozen or more radio productions from CRT and I've never heard a bad show. A few shows are available from their website for free just to try.
Value is in the eye of the beholder.
Colonial Radio Theater does a super job in the telling of this story. The story held my interest. The characters are so real. There are some sad parts but good triumphs evil! My family loves the dramatization. Thanks Colonial Radio Theater for another great story!
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