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.More
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Argh, Jim M'lad
Adventure, Treasure and Pirates! (What's not to love about that?)
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.
He went from old Jim, to young Jim, to Long John Silver, to Square Trelawney with a seamless ease and never a stumble.
If I hadn't been working while listening to this I think I would have been biting my nails.
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. :)
- Kindle Customer
Brilliant narration of an all time classic!