Treasure Island cover

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

1. 01 At the Admiral Benbow – 02 Black Dog Appears and Disappears
2. 03 The Black Spot – 04 The Sea Chest
3. 05 The Last of the Blind Man – 06 The Captain’s Papers
4. 07 I go to Bristol – 08 At the Sign of the Spy-Glass
5. 09 Powder and Arms – 10 The Voyage
6. 11 What I Heard in the Apple Barrel – 12 Council of War
7. 13 How my Shore Adventure happend – 14 The First Blow
8. 15 The Man of the Island – 16 Narrative continued by the Doctor
9. 17 Narrative continued by the Doctor – 18 Narrative continued by the Doctor
10. 19 Narrative resumed by Jim Hawkins – 20 Silver’s Embassy
11. 21 The Attack – 22 How my Sea Adventure Began
12. 23 The Ebb-Tide Runs – 24 The Voyage of the Coracle
13. 25 I Strike the Jolly Roger – 26 Israel Hands
14. 27 Pieces of Eight – 28 In the Enemy’s Camp
15. 29 The Black Spot Again – 30 On Parole
16. 31 The Treaure Hunt, Flint’s Pointer – 32 The Treasure Hunt, the Voice Amoung the Trees
17. 33 The Fall of a Chieftan – 34 And Last

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Summary

A heady mix of thrills, mystery, atmosphere and memorable characters, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic adventure story that has enthralled both young and old alike ever since it was first published in 1883. Right from the racy opening chapter where the young hero Jim Hawkins encounters a mysterious guest, Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn run by his widowed mother, the tale carries the reader off on an edge-of-the-seat roller-coaster ride of non-stop action and drama. Set in 18th century England and told entirely from Jim Hawkins' youthful perspective, the novel portrays how he is drawn unwittingly into the dark deeds of pirates and buccaneers on the English coast. The excitement begins when he discovers a cryptic treasure map in Billy Bones' chest when the secretive Billy succumbs to a fatal heart attack. Jim takes the strange map to trusted elders in the village, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey, who at once guess that the map marks the location of the lost treasure of an infamous pirate Captain Flint. They decide to immediately set sail in search of the fabled riches with Jim being invited to join them! What more could a young boy want! This is the prelude to a journey that will take young Jim and a band of intrepid seafarers half-way across the world. Traveling as part of the crew, in the guise of a ship's cook, is a sinister yet admirable figure - Long John Silver. This one-legged, ruthless and avaricious man, whose shadowy past hides many a dark and evil secret, is one of the most colorful and remarkable characters in the story. Stevenson endows him with a host of unforgettable qualities – the most famous of which, is of course, the parrot strangely named “Captain Flint” who is constantly on Silver's shoulder. His villainy gradually unfolds as the voyage progresses. The novel has retained its perennial charm for readers over the centuries and is perhaps one of the most adapted adventure stories on TV, film and stage. Recently, a video game has been created based on this eternally appealing tale. Intrigues, duels, escapades and Jim's own transformation into a man, make this the ultimate thrills-spills-'n'-chills fantasy.

Reviews

Ansh

- Really well narrated

This was awesome...

simpforme

- awsome

i was reading this but hearing you reading is better

Cynthia

- Great Reading and singing

So well read... The reader made me feel like I was back in time... Hope to find another book read by him...

robbie

- good

this was fantastic i have not read/listened to it all yet but still fantasti

petersilia ping

- marvelous reading!

Wonderfully read and sung. It was fun to listen. Thank you!

Amy

- Such a great reading!

Love this reading of this classic story so much! All five of my children, ages 3-14, have been enthralled through the whole thing and begging for one more chapter. Thank you!

Cindy

- Wonderful reader!

One of the best readers! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story!

Not You 15

- Good

This is nice to listen to cause now I can be doing something else and still read a book at the same time. Sometimes the narrator is a little hard to understand but I thank him for taking the time to read this aloud

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- Treasure island

It is awesome ...

Dakota

really well written book and super well read!!