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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. M. Ballantyne Narrator: Jim Hodges Publisher: Made for Success Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781538402412
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Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges’ historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings.

R. M. Ballantyne, a devout Christian and outspoken advocate for Christian boyhood, changed the lives of hundreds of thousands with his globe-trekking adventure stories that emphasized Christian character in the face of adversity. In The Coral Island, three Christian boys, shipwrecked in the South Pacific, rely on godly wisdom, biblical insight, and plucky courage to outwit and overcome pirates and cannibals.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A writer who has given us all great pleasure, and made childhood so pleasant for so many.”

    R. L. Stevenson

Listener Opinions

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

    " *Read for school*

    Interesting, but not the best book I've ever read. There was just something too proper about the way the kids talked and how everything worked out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jude | 1/18/2011

    " very dated and not very pc. Golding wrote 'Lord of the Flies' as an antidote but it will always have a place in my heart from when I read it at the age of about 8 in a miscellany of stories for boys and girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff | 12/30/2010

    " I loved this book when I was a young'un. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ash | 12/29/2010

    " i loved this as a kid. i would still love to read it anytime "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/29/2010

    " I adored this book as a child and I think it laid the foundation for my current grá for wilderness escapism! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/22/2010

    " An entertaining, well developed story. Coral Island has all the ingredients of a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hepzibah | 10/22/2010

    " I imagine this was far more racist than I, a middle class white kid in a small village in the north, realised when I read and liked it as a naive child. So the three stars are for the version it I have in my head sans racism. Which would be a pretty short book, I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 9/24/2010

    " Reading this to the kids as part of school. A very challenging read (even for me), but they're loving it! Decided to abbreviate some of the more gory cannibal details this afternoon. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KristenR | 7/28/2010

    " I really liked the beginning of the book, but once they left their little island the whole thing went sour for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maninee | 6/19/2010

    " lovely book. though it's about a ship wreck and the adventures of the survivors, three boys. very descripive. i felt like i was on the island myself "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 3/9/2010

    " Kids stranded on a deserted island. "

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About the Author

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1824–1895) was a Scottish-born author of children’s literature. Born in Edinburgh to a family of famous printers and publishers, Ballantyne grew up with a love for writing. After spending six years in Canada working for the Hudson’s Bay Company, he returned to Scotland and worked for the publisher Messrs Constable. In 1856 Ballantyne gave up business for the profession of literature and began writing the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated. He published his first book, Hudson’s Bay, in 1858, and went on to publish over a hundred books for children.

About the Narrator

Jim Hodges began reading aloud in the second grade with a stirring rendition of Dick and Jane. He continued to volunteer to speak throughout his schooling years, performed as a newscaster while in the Navy, and participated in community theater groups. His wife, Monica, once asked what his dream job would be. He answered, “I’d record books.” And so began Jim Hodges Audio Books, producing unabridged recordings of the G. A. Henty historical novels, children’s books, Overtly Christian titles, and classic literature.