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Publisher's Summary

For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the nevel creates scenes and characters that have firetd the imaginations of generations of readers. Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil - but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring.

Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, "the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas." G. S. Fraser terms it "an utterly original book" and goes on to write: "There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy."

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  • Mamma Jean
  • 28-07-20

Classic performance of a Classic work

Sam Taylor does an admirable job of character voices, from a young boy to an old geezer of a pirate. After watching the prequel "Black Sails", this story took a slow start to get going, but once it did it was delightful.

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  • Lotus Auriel
  • 19-05-20

Horrible narration.

I can't listen to this. Returning immediately. Not sure how they can charge money for this. Thanks for ruining a classic.

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  • LadyKay
  • 09-11-20

Great story, terrible narrator

Great story but very hard to follow due to terrible narrator and poor editing. Multiple passages are repeated, words are mispronounced and phrases wrongly emphasised. This makes it hard work to make sense of the great story.

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  • victoria wilkinson
  • 09-08-20

Great

Great enjoyed this book very much. Well written and well read. I didn't realise I didn't already know the story.

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  • Holly Williams
  • 01-06-20

Sorry 😐

Just wasn’t my cup of tea Felica just NO sis just nope no sorry no 🤡😐🤨😔👎😭

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  • Pevalwen
  • 28-04-20

Great, but for a lack of editing

The story and performance are excellent (I am not even distracted by the American accent - the actor does a fine job). However, there are frequent moments where the audio has not been edited, leaving the actor repeating lines and pausing as in a raw recording.

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  • Peter Howlett
  • 26-04-20

Awful Awful horrible narration.

This narration was so bad I wanted to cut my own throat. an American who can't pronounce English names to start with. nerve jarring. please don't buy this it is sooooo bad. it's a classic story but this narration version is appalling. please don't buy this one buy a better version it's worth the extra money.. please please don't buy it.

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  • RobinsMum
  • 17-04-20

Crikey, it'll put you to sleep

Thinking this would be a great one to listen to I swiftly downloaded it at 78p... That's 78p and 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back! Such a full narration of this great book. Shame.

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  • Mrs Anne-Marie Green
  • 08-04-20

Not even worth the small price

This is probably the worst read/produced book I have come across on Audible. I bought it because I hadn't ever read the story and didn't think an American voice would spoil what is supposed to be a good book too much. How wrong I was. Several lines were repeated through sloppy editing and the narration was really bad. The reading was almost completely without expression, the dialogues were beyond his capabilities and the mispronunciations (taking account of American pronunciations) really grated. Don't be tempted.

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  • fiona reid
  • 12-02-20

Good with slight errors

A small handful of sentences oddly repeated themselves (failed takes accidentally left in?) but still very good audiobook overall, especially for the low price.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-20

Great reading of an old classic.

Long Jack's voice sounded very like Barbosa from "Pirates of the Caribbean" but as this book set the pirate genre in fiction, that was to be expected!