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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,038 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. Meade Falkner Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Here's a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Falkner's gripping tale of mystery and high adventure in a Dorset smuggling villlage.

When 15-year-old John Trenchard discovers a secret passage into the vault of the powerful Mohune family, his peaceful life in the Dorset village of Moonfleet is at an end.

It is said that Captain Mohune, the notorious Blackbeard, haunts the place with wild and bloodcurdling cries, forever seeking his hidden treasure. As John sets off in a search of that treasure, a fabled diamond, he becomes caught up in the dangerous coastal smuggling runs and is forced to flee the country in the company of Elizevir Block, the man who is to become like a father to him.

From echoing vaults and stormy seas to dank dungeons and deep wells, John's search for hidden treasure is thrillingly evoked in this fully dramatised classic adventure. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 2/19/2014

    " 3.5 stars. A pretty good late-19th century adventure story with smuggling and hidden treasure. There are some unpleasant details--branding and death and so on--but no more so than other late 19th/early 20th century adventure stories. I see a lot of local libraries have it in children's, but I'm glad mine doesn't--it's not likely to appeal much to the modern child, and it does have some pretty tough moments. Not that kids shouldn't read it, but it's one of those books that's better discovered in the adult collection by children and adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 2/17/2014

    " Moonfleet is the story of John Trenchard and the smuggling activities along the shores of Dorset, John also delves into the secret of Colonel Mohune's treasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 2/3/2014

    " Loved it as a young reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JEFF JACKSON | 1/31/2014

    " the main character is john trenchard. john wanted to be a smuggler.An he had his chance once he became a smuggler they had ben spotted by the coast gaurds. the John found a letter there was a hint where the treasure can be. an then he found the treasure and it was a diamond. but it was cursed doe so they took it to a rich guy that buys diamond from people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 1/25/2014

    " Best advice, stick with it. I thought I'd never get through this Old English speak but by Chapter 5 or 25% on Kindle the story takes off and never lets up. One man needed a son, the other needed a father. And through numerous adventures they found the love and trust that comes with that relationship. So glad I read this and hope to share it with my sons one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/20/2014

    " This is an older child's classic adventure story of pirates and treasure, a fatherless boy and the gruff, wise father figure who stays with him through thick and thin. I love the language and it is well read in the Librivox version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KatieSuzanne | 1/16/2014

    " I wished this book was thicker. It has so many story points in it and is so exciting that it could have been 300 pages longer with details and descriptions and I wouldn't have minded. Sometimes it felt like a summary, but still, each event was told so well that it got the point across in half the words other books use. I especially liked that I could rarely guess what was going to happen next. There's suspense when you don't expect it and none where you do. I found myself with only a dozen pages to go and wondering how on Earth it was going to wrap up to a happy ending. My library doesn't carry this book and I have no idea why. I think it's fantastic. Overall I'd catagorize it in the genre of Counte of Monte Cristo and Treasure Island except a lot lighter, milder, and way easier to read. The whole beard thing still gives me the willies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 1/7/2014

    " Another home reader from high school. Probably when I was around twelve. I don't know what I'd think of it as an adult but it was a good story for that age group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Someone | 1/7/2014

    " As one of my All Time Favourites, Moonfleet is one I am sure I could read again and again without ever becoming tired of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ghaliya | 1/1/2014

    " I don't remember a lot about it...except they were near the sea and there was a love story..and maybe some kinda mafia involved.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sho | 12/17/2013

    " Classic tale of smugglers, wreckers and those who try to catch them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abderrahman Najjar | 7/2/2013

    " An original classic, one of the best in my childhood. It's been a long time since I last read it, still it's one of few novels stuck in my memory from my childhood's novels stacks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 6/30/2013

    " started off very slow, didn't find the story compelling until the middle/end. however i loved the amount of detail Faulkner used in his descriptions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 4/18/2013

    " Read as a teenager - this was a required book in high school. I'm sure I would enjoy it more now... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fuggle91 | 7/12/2012

    " I love to escape in wordy, formally styled writing, it gives an insight into values long gone, but also the human qualities that are changeless. Shivery adventures in the night,undertones of terror, this is even better than 'Treasure Island'! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 4/23/2012

    " From the moment I picked this book up I was hooked. The story gets better and better as you read. A must read for and kid or adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/9/2012

    " Remarkable insofar as it is told from the point of view of a child in a town where he and the town are almost entirely in sympathy with smugglers. Well-written but let down by an increasingly implausible plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serge Boivin | 12/11/2011

    " Very entertaining adventure. I have Chris De Burgh to thank for making me aware of this book through his latest album. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chas Bayfield | 9/8/2011

    " Read this as a kid and loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dermo | 8/24/2011

    " read this as a young fella, very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zainab | 5/21/2011

    " I'm not a fan of adventure stories But it was good in general "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 4/30/2011

    " One of the very best Victorian adventure novels! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/8/2011

    " I would as lief read the story with John Trenchard not having a bout of Smeagolism as not, but I suppose that was necessary for his eventual maturation and for everything to come back full circle. Also, I must say that Grace Maskew is a rock and so is Elzevir Block. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ice | 2/28/2011

    " The second book I remember reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abderrahman | 12/9/2010

    " An original classic, one of the best in my childhood. It's been a long time since I last read it, still it's one of few novels stuck in my memory from my childhood's novels stacks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/2/2010

    " I read this as a child and couldn't resist reading it again when my own daughter brought it home from school for an English project. It's as good as I remember........
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.K | 7/20/2010

    " As one of my All Time Favourites, Moonfleet is one I am sure I could read again and again without ever becoming tired of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/5/2010

    " Read as a teenager - this was a required book in high school. I'm sure I would enjoy it more now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sebastian | 10/6/2009

    " Meant to be a 'kids book' -- but originally written for adults, and later adopted by schools for readin' by kids!

    Very dark. Lots of olde Englishe used throughout (it's some 200 years old!) "

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