Treasure Island

Narrated by: Alan Munro
Series: Treasure Island, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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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.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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Unfortunate

This reader did not do the book justice. Boring and lifeless. Not what you want at all in an Audubon book!

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  • 05-21-17

Boring

The story is a classic but the narration is anything but. The monotone delivery put me to sleep.

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The narration is so dry!! Might be a good book.

Horrible narration!!! 5 of us and nobody could handle the narrator! try and different version.

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decent story

decent story narrator is monotone and lacks pizazz was often confused when he switched characters

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Had to stop due to the narrator

I love the book but I couldn't listen to this narrator. I had to stop after an hour of listening. just terrible very sad.

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The narrator is simply not good

The story is classic and great as always but the reader makes sudden pauses in midsentence.

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You get what you pay for

I had to read this book for a class, and I figured I'd splurge and buy the audio book since it was so cheap. While this version gets the job done, it has to be listened to sped up because of the slowness and monotone of the narrator. He was also inconsistent in his reading speed. He does do really great pirate voices though, so that's a plus.

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Enjoyable

This was an enjoyable telling of this classic. I most enjoyed the reader's ability to change his voice and inflection when representing the different characters.

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A classic for kids

Well I just don't enjoy the story or the narration very much and would say that it's most likely suited for a 12 yr old from the 50's to try enjoy. I could be wrong perhaps adults would still enjoy if they came from a simpler time.

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Terrible Narration

Of course, the story is a classic! However, the narrator is far from being up to the task. It's as if Munro is reading the text for the first time. When he...reads there...is a pause...between the words...of the sentence. The first two-thirds are really irritatingly difficult to listen to. The final third the narrator is finally able to better string his sentences together, mostly. It's too bad, because his pirate voice is actually pretty good. Aaargh! But the choppy delivery of the reading is so bad that, unless you love the story, the book is almost ruined.

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  • IAN
  • 09-19-18

the story was ruined

the narrator is so bad , he hesitated mid sentence I could only listen for 10 min

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  • Lord CauldArse
  • 01-23-18

A classic ruined

If you love monotonous dreary narratives, then this is for you.
I downloaded to enjoy on my drive from Edinburgh to London - had to switch off 20mins into the journey for fear of falling asleep at the wheel.
Five stars for the story, but only because I’ve read it before.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-18

Treasure island

Great fun to listen to. I want to buy it agen. Good good good good