Treasure Island : Treasure Island

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by Neil Hunt
  • Series: Treasure Island
  • 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. At the start of his grand adventure, setting sail on the good ship Hispaniola, the young Hawkins is a hesitant, querulous boy, too easily beguiled by his own fancy. By journey's end he will have faced murder, mutiny, and mayhem - and in the process, become a man. Narrator Neil Hunt brings to life the characters Robert Louis Stevenson made so memorable: Black Dog, Blind Pew, Billy Bones, George Merry, Israel Hands, and Ben Gunn.


Audible Editor Reviews

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!" "X marks the spot!" Long John Silver with his parrot on his arm! Treasure Island, the 1883 masterpiece by the great Scot Robert Louis Stevenson, set the course for all-things-pirate to come. Its influence is inestimable.
This story of buccaneers seeking buried treasure on an island off the coast of Mexico is told through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, a teenager who gets mixed up in the pirate crowd. Hawkins is brought to life in this audiobook by the expert Neil Hunt, whose British tenor playfully rises and falls with the churn of the waves and the mayhem wrought by Billy Bones, Ben Gunn, and other immortal characters of this swashbuckling epic.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Classic tale performed well.

Highly captivating tale that still manages to be fresh in 2017, even though it's been copied and parodied in countless forms since it first came to the public's awareness.

It has dated a little bit, however. Sometimes the 19th century rendition of 18th century pirate speak is a little hard to grasp whilst driving, and would be much easier in print. (Thankfully Treasure Island is public domain and copies of it are available online in various forms)

The narrator did a great job in bringing all of the characters to life and making each one distinct and recognisable. His Long John Silver is a very classic rendition.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books