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Author: John Drake Narrator: Tim Gregory Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The John Silver Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781608145560
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A swashbuckling triumph of storytelling, Flint and Silver provides a thrilling ride back to the rich and wondrous world of Long John Silver and his fiendish nemesis Joseph Flint in this prequel to the beloved classic Treasure Island. John Silver had never killed a man. Until now, his charisma, sheer size and, when all else failed, powerful fists had been enough to dispatch his enemies. But on a smoldering deck off the coast of Madagascar, his shipmates dead or dying all around him, his cutlass has just claimed the lives of six pirates. Finding himself surrounded by their revenge-thirsty crewmates, Silver fears his promising merchant navy career is at an end. But then the pirate captain makes him an offer he can’t refuse. On the other side of the world, Joseph Flint, a naval officer wronged by his superiors, plots a bloody mutiny. Strikingly handsome, brilliant but prey to sadistic tendencies, Flint is regarded as the most dangerous bandit on the high seas. Together these gentlemen of fortune forge a deadly and unstoppable partnership, steering a course through treachery and betrayal while amassing vast treasure. But the arrival of Selena, a beautiful runaway slave with a murderous past, and Flint’s schemes to secure the pieces of gold for himself trigger a rivalry that will turn the best of friends into sworn enemies. And so the legend of Treasure Island begins—an epic battle of wits and blades that unravels the mysteries of Robert Louis Stevenson’s greatest work on the sweltering seas of the Caribbean.
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  • "I'm no bloody pirate! Englishman John Silver says when he’s asked to join an outlaw band at the start of this prequel, which explains how the TREASURE ISLAND character became a buccaneer captain. From the start, Tim Gregory makes words come alive—with his delivery of words like "jab" and "swish" even sounding like the noise of swordplay. An occasional actual sound effect furthers the feeling that listeners are sailing on the high seas. John Drake's reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's characters is no children's tale, though, since the story of Silver's "symbiotic relationship" with Joseph Flint involves lust, violence, and sadism, often described graphically. But it’s an intriguing yarn, made more so by Gregory's energetic reading. J.A.S. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

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About the Narrator

Tim Gregory has been a professional on stage, screen, and television since graduating from DePaul University, where he earned his master of fine arts degree. His portfolio includes many notable acting, directing, and writing projects, including work at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. He is also the founding artistic director of Provision Theater in Chicago and can be seen on HGTV’s New Spaces.