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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (128,943 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Perhaps Stevenson’s best-known work, this adventure novel set in the eighteenth century is inspired by the actual exploits of pirate Captain Kidd and the search for his buried treasure. For pure imaginative delight, Treasure Island is unsurpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins meets the blind pirate Pew at the Admiral Benbow inn, to the spirited battle for hidden treasure on a tropical island, the novel spawns unforgettable scenes and characters that have thrilled young and old for more than a century.

Stevenson’s romance is noted for its swift, clearly-depicted action, its memorable character types—especially of Long John Silver—and its sustained atmosphere of menace. A story of a classic battle between good and evil, it illustrates one young boy’s rite of passage into the dangerous world of mature responsibilities.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. With its dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • Treasure Island…must have been the first book I ever read from start to finish, with unforgettable characters, Long John Silver, Blind Pew, Ben Gunn...The Black Spot still terrifies me.”

    Sting, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician

  • “I don’t know of a more gripping tale of derring-do on the high seas, with its desperate search for hidden gold on a tropical island.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A rereading of Stevenson’s novel after all those years says nothing to me so much as that good books—and Treasure Island is a very good book—really have lives of their own, entirely apart from movies and other adaptations of them.”

    Washington Post

  • Treasure Island is a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.”

    G. K. Chesterton

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lawrence | 2/17/2014

    " Everytime I read this book I am glad I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Olof | 2/15/2014

    " Liked it when I was little. Don't particularily like it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ria Ali | 2/15/2014

    " well alittel boring but its a classic and i'm a classic fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/11/2014

    " Always with a soft spot for Robert Louis Stevenson, I love this book more every time I read it. Stevenson has the visceral descriptions and actions perfect for a stage or movie adaptation. The Charleton Heston, Christian Bale version is forever locked in my memory as the beginnings of my pirate, seafaring, adventure obsessions. "

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