If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by.
"An excellent job on a classic tale."
Treasure Island must be the most enthralling adventure book ever written. As we listen to the voice of Jim Hawkins telling his extraordinary tale, and later that of his companion Dr. Livesey, we are plunged into a world of pirates, buried treasure, mutiny, and deceit.
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, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.
Stevenson's quintessential pirate adventure story, brilliantly conceived and executed! Created by actor/narrator Chris Hendrie, the characters immediately spring to life. Young Jim Hawkins tells his own coming of age story as he sets sail to find gold with his pirate friends, encountering the magnificent Long John Silver - one legged, quick, cunning, and genial.
The narrator of this timeless adventure story is the lad, Jim Hawkins, whose mother keeps the Admiral Benbow, an inn on the west coast of England in the 18th century. An old buccaneer takes up residence at the inn. He has in his sea chest a map to the hiding place of Captain Flint's treasure. A gang of cutthroats are determined to get his treasure map, and - led by the sinister, blind pirate, Pew - descend on the inn.
"Always a pleasure"
Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy battles the pirate Long John Silver for a buried treasure. One of the most frequently dramatized novels of all time. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.
Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.
"Amazing book on tax havens"
En La Isla del Tesoro, considerada la mejor y más influyente de todas las historias de Piratas, Robert Louis Stevenson cuenta el increíble viaje del joven Jim Hawkins a través del mar en busca de un tesoro a bordo del buque "La Española".
In the eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father - Long John Silver. Aged and weak, but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was....
"An Enchanting Idea"
After finding a treasure map belonging to the notorious pirate Captain Flint, Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, and Doctor Livesey charter a ship and set sail for the Island of Treasure. However, they are unaware that most of the crew they have hired once sailed with Flint, including the man with one leg - Long John Silver - and they mean to take the ship and the treasure for themselves. One of the all-time great adventure stories, Treasure Island comes to life in digital stereo, a full cast, thousands of sound effects, and an original music score.
"Great Performance of a Timeless Classic!"
Un misterioso marino con una pata de palo se esconde en la posada Almirante Benbow, y desde el momento en que el joven Jim Hawks se apodera del mapa de una isla desierta donde se esconde una fortuna en oro robado, nada volverá a ser igual. Jim, Squire Trelawney y el doctor Livesey se embarcan junto al capitán Smollet en la Hispaniola rumbo a la más fascinante aventura de todos los tiempos. Pronto descubrirán que la tripulación está formada por villanos y filibusteros a las órdenes de John Silver.
"Muy amena y entretenida."
Treasure Island, here starring Orson Welles, is the classic tale of pirates, treasure maps, danger, and buried treasure chests! Join young Jim Hawkins on his adventures on the high sea as he searches for the gold of the evil Captain Flint. Pieces of eight!! Pieces of eight!! This is one of the Classic Radio Theatre productions you will want to listen to over and over again!
Clear the decks for one of the greatest swashbuckling stories ever told. Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas, an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim Hawkins to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind Pew.
Perhaps the greatest story of piracy and the search for a fabulous buried treasure ever penned. Meet this cast of extraordinary characters brought vividly to life by the voice and interpretive skill of Benjamin Luxon: once one of Britain's leading international singers, now turning his considerable talents to the spoken word.
"Reader's voice is excellent"
Five on a Treasure Island: A shipwreck off Kirrin Island means there must be treasure! But the Famous Five aren't the only ones who are on the hunt for it....Five on a Secret Trail: The Famous Five are camping out near an old ruined cottage, but Anne has heard strange noises coming from inside. And what are the ghostly lights they've seen? Time for the gang to investigate!
July, 1802: In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives with a request from her father, Long John Silver. The pirate proposes that Young Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, left behind many years before. Featuring a cast of noble seamen; murderous pirates; and stories of love, valor, and terrible cruelty, Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island
Listen to the adventures of young Jim Hawkins, as he searches for buried treasure in the days of sailing ships - along with a colourful cast of pirates, including the notorious Long John Silver. Treasure Island has a very stable place in the literary classics cannon, and has inspired countless imitations, including the smash-hit Pirates of the Carribbean films.
In this original sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a large smuggling ring being run by the notorious pirate Captain Black. He is taken aboard their ship, Devils Servant, and with Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney in pursuit, he soon finds himself once again on Treasure Island where he encounters the mastermind of the smuggling operation - Long John Silver.
Young Jim Hawkins quiet life as the son of an innkeeper changes when an ancient sailor takes up lodging at the inn. When the old man dies without paying his bill, Jim must search the sailor's one possession, a large sea-chest, for payment. He finds a map that is the key to a fortune. This commences a Caribbean treasure hunt, with pirate Long John Silver only steps behind!
"Truly a pleasure to listen too."
A new edition of this exciting tale of pirates, skulduggery and buried treasure. Young Jim Hawkins, thanks to a pirate map that has come into his possession, is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named Long John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew.