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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: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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Heroes Ralph, Jack and Peterkin set sail on the Arrow and are the only three survivors of a fearful shipwreck. They are washed ashore on a seemingly idyllic coral island.

This tranquillity is violently disturbed, first by a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals and then by the invasion of a vicious pirate and his gang of cut-throats. Will the boys thwart their enemies and live to see England again?

Largely based on Ballantyne's own experience, as he sailed the seas and roved the countries of the World, 'The Coral Island' is a classic adventure story of the Victorian period.

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  • 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.