Treasure Island : Treasure Island

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by David Buck
  • Series: Treasure Island
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With buried treasure, treacherous buccaneers, a young hero, and Long John Silver, the one-legged villain, Treasure Island remains one of the most popular of pirate adventures.

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Argh, Jim M'lad

If you could sum up Treasure Island in three words, what would they be?

Adventure, Treasure and Pirates! (What's not to love about that?)


What did you like best about this story?

I tried out this book some years ago when I was at school and I did not get very far with it, but over the years I think I have developed a love for adventure books.
I just couldn't get enough Treasure Island. I loved hearing the story through Jim's head and thoughts and the characters were so full of life (well, if they weren't dead).
I felt like I was there, shooting at pirates or running through the undergrowth on a desert island. I especially loved Jim's view of things he had never seen before. Seals for example, were giant snail like monsters who barked.
Brilliant.


What about David Buck’s performance did you like?

His characters.
He went from old Jim, to young Jim, to Long John Silver, to Square Trelawney with a seamless ease and never a stumble.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

If I hadn't been working while listening to this I think I would have been biting my nails.


Any additional comments?

The ending!
Those last few words had such a haunting, echoey feel to them...Marvellous!!
I think I will be going hunting for some more books along the same line as this one over the next few week. :)

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- Kindle Customer

Brilliant narration of an all time classic!

The narration of this book was fantastic. Each of the characters were brought to life with their personalities accentuated brilliantly. I've now read Treasure Island twice and listened to it once, and could easily listen to this version again.
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- Phil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios