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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (646,346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Roger Blake Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780003795
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Set in the eighteenth century, Treasure Island spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola,the action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle.

Rich in atmosphere and character, Treasure Island continues to mesmerize readers with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/20/2014

    " A fun historical sea romp, especially as an audiobook with all the "Shiver me timbers" and "arrgghh" piratey vocalizations performed to perfection by David Case. Now, on to "Silver," the recently-written followup that occurs 20 years following the original 1883 story. Heigh ho, mateys! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piyush | 2/19/2014

    " A nice book with good story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent Venton | 2/17/2014

    " Got a spare Sunday afternoon. Read this. You are never too old to enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Phelan | 2/16/2014

    " I read this in school and like the concept. Some parts seemed slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meade | 2/16/2014

    " This was a fun book to read on a cruise! The Wyeth illustrations are very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/16/2014

    " This book was pretty good. It was a good storyline but the literature was a bit old fashioned. I did like how they got to go to an island and look for treasure that a pirate had hid there. Some people who appreciate older literature might appreciate this book more than I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thimira Anjana | 2/14/2014

    " Treasure Island is undoubtedly great, for its originality, master storytelling and incredibly fascinating adventures which make you bite your nails till the whole thing is over. Of course, if you really love to read about sea adventures, bloodthirsty pirates and quest for treasure, simply, you have to read this; and I must say that I was not the least sorry for reserving my time for this masterpiece, page turner, or anything you could call it. I usually condemn telling somebody the plot or what happens in a story in advance before he/she reads it. Being told, I hate equally, since it just damages the astonishment and the suspense a reader should get from the book. So I will just say, "There should not be an avid reader of adventure who has never read Treasure Island. Read it. You'll love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caren | 2/13/2014

    " I read this book when I was younger, I enjoyed it. It's such a good one, but I only gave it three stars because it didn't intensely involved me. Maybe I was too young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cylonmoon | 2/11/2014

    " "...and now john silver is the man inside jim..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/11/2014

    " Excitement! Intrigue! Rum! Pirates! This book was everything I hoped it would be and more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Halla | 2/10/2014

    " The parent of all pirate books and movies. A must read for everybody who likes adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Joyce | 2/9/2014

    " I read this in a few hours because it was impossible to stop. What can I say? There's a reason it's a classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wynne Kontos | 2/9/2014

    " My first time reading this classic, and it was definitely a fun one. Jim Hawkins is living a normal life at his family's inn when an unusual stranger with a gruesome scar across his face comes to stay. So begins an incredible adventure, where Jim must come into his manhood amongst blood thirsty pirates and a fight for buried treasure. Even today, Stevenson's narration reads easy and fast, with action from the beginning to the end. It would've been nice to have a little more knowledge of boats (constant references to a ship's parts went over my head), but the Barnes and Noble classic version I read did a nice job of "translating" old slang and even seamen's references in the footnotes. Good read at the end of the summer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tintin | 2/4/2014

    " I decided to read this because I never have and it's a classic, right? One of the last books I read referred to it (The Wednesday Wars) so I got curious and seeing as how I could get it free on my Kindle . . . why not? I enjoyed it and it was a pretty quick read. Never knew this was where Long John Silver came from! I can see how boys would love the story what with the whole buried treasure and pirate thing going on, although keeping up with all the shipping terminology could be a hindrance. I never have been able to get all those terms straight in my mind - but even in such ignorance boys will still love all the adventure and action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 2/2/2014

    " Alfred Molina as narrator? Great idea! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria Wheeler | 2/1/2014

    " This one was a bit empty for me-with a very predictable ending after all of the conflict was sorted out. The language was a welcome challenge but I would have added something: a reunion with Jim's mother, a woman, a final twist. I enjoyed it, nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Bjorgan | 1/31/2014

    " I read most of this to my son (he wanted to watch the movie and we have a rule in our house that you have to read the book before the movie). It's still on the Grade 8 reading list for school, although my son got lost in all the ship language and pirate talk. I'm sure Treasure Island paved the way for all the "talk like a pirate" movements. With a lot of "Huzzah!" and "Avast!" uttered from his lips, Long John Silver still remains one of the most fascinating and larger-than-life characters in fiction. And yes, after a fresh reading, like a child I still want to run out to my backyard, strike the Jolly Roger, and start digging in the gardens for treasures un-told. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami Tilby | 1/31/2014

    " What a delight! Wondering why I haven't read this fun classic before now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Moote | 1/31/2014

    " A classic pirate tale. As good as I remembered it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgie Macdonald | 1/30/2014

    " good adventure book for younger readers:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/30/2014

    " I can see how people would like book, but it just wasn't for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivian Blaxell | 1/30/2014

    " Because I know the plot and deeper meaning of this canonical novel, I always thought I had read it. I decided to read it again before starting on Andrew Motion's "Silver" a sort of sequel to "Treasure Island." But when Jim begins to be attracted to and repelled by John Silver, I realized this was my first time reading it. It's a cracking yarn, but what is really absorbing about it, is the characterization, subtle and shifting, nobody is one-dimensional. Robert Louis Stephenson's pirate novel deserves its place in literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skye | 1/29/2014

    " Classic! We all know the story, but it was fun to actually read the book. I can see why it catches kids' (especially boys') attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annabel | 1/26/2014

    " I disliked it very much. Couldn't follow "

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

    " Amazing adventure book. Who doesn't like pirates? This timeless tale of a pirate adventure is filled with so much detail and action, you won't be able to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piyush | 1/22/2014

    " A nice book with good story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/19/2014

    " A fun historical sea romp, especially as an audiobook with all the "Shiver me timbers" and "arrgghh" piratey vocalizations performed to perfection by David Case. Now, on to "Silver," the recently-written followup that occurs 20 years following the original 1883 story. Heigh ho, mateys! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 1/17/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 1/15/2014

    " The one thing this book is missing is the presence of a strong, interesting female character... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalilah | 1/15/2014

    " I just adore pirate speech. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lamai Lamai | 1/14/2014

    " Read it ten years ago , but I love to have it on my shelf ( as it reminds me reading with my son, soo nice) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Geneviève | 1/13/2014

    " I did not enjoy this book, in fact it was a PAIN to read it all...but I know it influenced a bunch of pirate stories, hence the 2 stars and not 1. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhys | 1/13/2014

    " Just a ripping good yarn "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alija | 1/11/2014

    " Read this long ago as a child. It was an adventure back then and it's an adventure now. Great book for young people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Cohen | 1/11/2014

    " I really had a good time with this. It sure helped that I am familiar with a dew of the adaptations so the charicatures were so clear to me. But interesting to see the dramatic license taken in some plot points. A little bit more gruesome and violent in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Capnniknak | 1/10/2014

    " Classic pirate adventure. Read it. Now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Morris | 1/9/2014

    " Shiver me timbers... a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami Tilby | 1/5/2014

    " What a delight! Wondering why I haven't read this fun classic before now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison West | 1/1/2014

    " A swashbuckling tail for boys! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolas | 12/31/2013

    " A young boy finds a treasure map from an old sailor living in his hotel and sets out with a group of men to find the treasure. When they reach the island it turns out that a lot of the men are pirates and that they made the rest of the crew on a mutiny so they could get the treasure for themselves. It is a race against time to get treasure and get away from the pirates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Lewis | 12/31/2013

    " I loved this classic adventure tale! As the mom of three sons, it was long overdue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marieke | 12/29/2013

    " Definitely a boy's adventure book.. not my thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron Ocean | 12/26/2013

    " Great classic book that I really enjoy to read time and time again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah-marie Rosin | 12/25/2013

    " Amazing book! It got really awesome about half way through to the end I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbrockley | 12/24/2013

    " An excellent book to enjoy with your children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leann Hastings | 12/24/2013

    " A great classic with the bad guy you love and hate. Very good at keeping interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Core | 12/23/2013

    " Brilliant..wish I read it as a kid.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giuseppe | 12/23/2013

    " Un classico senza tempo. Riletto in inglese, dopo anni, come preparazione a La vera storia del pirata Long John Silver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 12/19/2013

    " This book was the father of all pirate-stories since. Remarkably well-written, fun and lovable antagonist, and exciting adventure. In short, a childhood delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jjlupa | 12/18/2013

    " Kinda hard to read, but I give it 4 stars because I love Silver SO MUCH. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rafael Medina loaiza | 12/16/2013

    " De mis favoritos altamente recomendable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Ainsley | 12/12/2013

    " Was visiting the islands of Thailand so it seemed appropriate. It was even more exciting than I remembered from reading as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Petersik | 12/1/2013

    " Who can resist adventure. This is a great story, even for the adult reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 11/29/2013

    " Had an audio version, and the kids didn't like the narrator's accent, so I ended up listening alone while driving. I found myself wanting to drive somewhere just so I could find out what would happen next. Loved it & so glad to have finally "read" this classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piyush | 11/29/2013

    " A nice book with good story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 11/28/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book start to finish. It was a quick, page-turner. Interesting to read so many common phrases from their original source. I'd rec this to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph (Millennium Man) | 11/28/2013

    " I read this in middle school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas | 11/24/2013

    " A bunch of pirates get drunk and stage mutiny. It's about as fun as it sounds! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caleb Ripple | 11/18/2013

    " Listened to it to and from Trinidad, Colorado. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Autry | 11/18/2013

    " So much more intense than any movie version I have seen of it. I really enjoyed the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Martin | 11/17/2013

    " Still the best pirate adventure ever written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Moffett | 10/28/2013

    " It's a classic; exciting in a more subtle way than current books for young readers. I did enjoy it, and don't think I had read it before. Long John Silver is bad! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 10/20/2013

    " Read for a Leuschner class. It was okay. Students enjoy reading the short chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perla | 10/14/2013

    " A thrilling tale if ever there was; Long John Silver has lived up to his reputation as the cunning one-legged mutineer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Petersik | 10/6/2013

    " Who can resist adventure. This is a great story, even for the adult reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debby | 9/24/2013

    " Why Oh Why Did I ever think I needed to finish this? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debby | 9/18/2013

    " Why Oh Why Did I ever think I needed to finish this? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Florin Pitea | 9/11/2013

    " Read it back in junior high school, loved it, re-read it several times. I'm planning to read the original version this year, as well. A masterpiece and a true classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Buick | 8/21/2013

    " I was about 10 years old when I read this great story. It was really scary to me back then! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 8/21/2013

    " Just re-read this for the third or fourth time, and it's still as good as I remember. What was surprising to me was how much of the story I'd forgotten - it was almost like I was reading it for the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissettegomezarevalo | 8/19/2013

    " I had never read this book, and recently decided to pick it up. Absolutely loved it! Wished I would have read it when I was younger. There are so many references to this book, i.e., characters, events, sayings. I hope I can convince my boys to read it, they would love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla Guzzardo | 8/16/2013

    " A classic of escapist literature! I love the use of language to really draw you in to the story. Great weekend read to get out of your head for a little bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucer131 | 7/19/2013

    " I read this in grade school. The story grabs you and holds you from beginning to end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Foreman | 7/17/2013

    " I read it as a class-book, so it may have taken away from the book, but it was nothing special. Granted it was funny at points, but... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kareem Makhlouf | 7/3/2013

    " So that's how Long John Silvers got its name! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gena | 6/27/2013

    " I highly recommend the audiobook of Treasure Island read by Alfred Molina. He does excellent pirate voices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham Oliver | 6/20/2013

    " Long John Silver is such a good character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tevilla | 5/21/2013

    " This is an adventure story that defines all others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey Allen | 5/17/2013

    " Easy to see why this is a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/12/2013

    " I find it interesting that this is the story Stevenson is most known for. It's not my favourite by any means and I think "Black Arrow" and "David Balfour" would so much better on screen. Having said that there is no denying this is a classic that has shaped most of our ideas about pirates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caw Miller | 5/3/2013

    " If I could just figure out what the theme was I might give it 5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kusanar | 4/22/2013

    " This just was not the book for me. I absolutely LOVED Long John Silver, but he wasn't in the book nearly as much as I hoped. All the other characters were just boring in comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia Hicks | 4/20/2013

    " Just as I remembered it. As I read, my mind kept drifting back to the 1990 Treasure Island with Heston and Bale "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl Drinkwater | 4/20/2013

    " Oo arr, enough to make me want to cock a hat and sail the high seas again in my kayak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhys | 4/13/2013

    " Just a ripping good yarn "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 4/12/2013

    " I wish I had read this as a kid! I'll definitely enjoy reading it to my own in the future. However, it was very much a children's book for me, a wonderful story but not quite as swashbuckling as I would have liked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/6/2013

    " This was one of the first books I ever read just for fun. I loved it then and had such fond memories I read it again. I still love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/16/2013

    " A fine example of the story-tellers art. Lots of graphic description and keeps moving at a goodly pace. A great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 3/5/2013

    " I loooooooooooove this book! And I think anyone who wants to write a book, should come to Treasure Island first to see how it's done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 3/3/2013

    " This book was the father of all pirate-stories since. Remarkably well-written, fun and lovable antagonist, and exciting adventure. In short, a childhood delight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Author234 Deadly13 | 3/2/2013

    " Liked it, but thought it could have been better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee T. | 2/28/2013

    " that was fun. one forgets how iconic a book it is. yo-ho-ho me hearties... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Papa | 2/24/2013

    " C'mon, who hasn't wanted to be a pirate? The rum is plentiful, you get to sing sea shanties, and best of all "X" always marks the spot! The classics, my friends, are truly worth reading. Yo Ho Ho Ho a pirate's life for me...wait, wrong franchise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Moffett | 2/22/2013

    " It's a classic; exciting in a more subtle way than current books for young readers. I did enjoy it, and don't think I had read it before. Long John Silver is bad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thorsten | 1/3/2013

    " Es gibt wohl keine bessere Geschichte mit Piraten. Vor allem Long John Silver fand ich unheimlich stark "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Dundorf | 12/12/2012

    " This book was an enthralling classic. As I read through, I began to see how many contemporary works are influenced by this story. Every chapter which I read, heretofore unnoticed homages, references, and adaptations seemed to jump into my consciousness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chantal Barlow | 11/26/2012

    " Written really well, just not my favorite kind of story... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn-clair | 11/8/2012

    " Although it was really difficult to read, I quite enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glimmerofhope | 11/4/2012

    " The beginning was not very engaging, but I plodded along. The 2nd half of the book improved significantly as the characters developed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Powell | 10/3/2012

    " Wonderful story from my youth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 9/18/2012

    " A lot of fun. I can see how it set the tone for the pirate genre that came after it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Wade Rose | 9/12/2012

    " This must be the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean -- the ride, if not the movies. The narrative is at an older child's level but the story still compels. Aar! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Verna Humphrey | 8/12/2012

    " This is a very good book for the young reader "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kindra | 7/19/2012

    " I'm not a big fan of fantasy but, wow, I loved it and was intrigued until the very end. What experiences for a young boy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitty | 7/19/2012

    " Very creative, keeps you interested!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 7/6/2012

    " I have enjoyed this book since high school. The complex and dangerous John Silver who is bigger than life. It is not the most wonderful book ever but it is a fun read and a nice trip out of reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra | 6/9/2012

    " Treasure Island is an enjoyable read but not the best of it's class. It does have all the necessary pirate conventions, however, so shiver me timbers Mate, and give it a try!! Fifteen men on a dead man's chest Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Kuehn | 6/7/2012

    " Can't believe I didn't read this childhood classic until middle-age. What a great adventure story it is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Hobb | 5/6/2012

    " Younger readers may be put off by the older style of this book and the leisurely way in which it begins. It's worth a read. Pirates, treasure maps, friendships, treachery, and peculiar old hermits. What more could you ask of a book? Oh, and yes, Long John Silver! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Murphy | 4/26/2012

    " One of my favorite reads from childhood, and one that helped instill a life-long love of reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 3/22/2012

    " I loooooooooooove this book! And I think anyone who wants to write a book, should come to Treasure Island first to see how it's done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbey | 2/23/2012

    " This was an historical fiction that was very interesting to read. it was about a boy that was filling his life long dream of being on the ship with Columbus. This would be a good book to use in the classroom to show students how life on the ship was like "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 1/1/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hristina Ivanova | 12/15/2011

    " It was a brief read,but I really liked it. Maybe,if I'd read it when I was younger,I'd be far more exited,but all in all- it was good. I think younger readers will enjoy it very much :):) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abby | 11/20/2011

    " Interesting as a first person account. Kind of felt rushed at the end, though it is the oldest book I've read in which the author gives a bit of information about what happens to the characters after the story ends. I like this in movies, and it was fun to find it in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amyanne Geiger | 11/12/2011

    " For a book about piracy, murder, and mutiny, this book was very boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitty | 10/26/2011

    " Very creative, keeps you interested!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Schlimgen | 10/5/2011

    " I just re-read this since my 4th grade class is reading it. Lots of action, great classic. It was fun to see my reluctant readers get interested in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 8/29/2011

    " You can flip to any page of this poetic book, start reading, and within a sentence or two it has you hooked and fully immersed. Iconic characters, like a myth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Author234 Deadly13 | 8/15/2011

    " Liked it, but thought it could have been better "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 8/15/2011

    " It wasn't the worst book I've read but entirely predictable and unrealistic. Granted, fiction novels are typically predictable, this one just became a bore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 8/1/2011

    " This was not my kind of book. I remember loving Kidnapped as a kid, so I'm not sure what it is I don't like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caw Miller | 6/18/2011

    " If I could just figure out what the theme was I might give it 5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex Dissing | 6/8/2011

    " Another "classic" that I will soon forget. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 6/1/2011

    " Fun little story says I, but don't make me walk the plank when I confess that this classic was the tiniest bit boring. Not near enough swashbuckle, and holy abrupt ending :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqui | 5/25/2011

    " This is such a cool read! Pretty exciting stuff! OK sometimes the old school english and pirate speak are hard to understand but that's part of the fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 5/24/2011

    " Very good adventure book that everyone should read. The conflict between the pirate and the lawman arise. I for one am a lawman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Namiko | 5/24/2011

    " This is a different book than the previous book I've just read. This included more detailed expressions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Namiko | 5/23/2011

    " I had never read this story even it is very famous. I realized that this story affects many people. That reminds me of "One piece," and "The pirates of Caribbean." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 5/22/2011

    " It's a classic, and I did enjoy it. Some of the "sea talk" was a tad hard to understand and the vocabulary is a little antiquated. Other that that, it is a great adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/21/2011

    " An enduring classic for very good reasons! It was well worth reading again 50 years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 5/20/2011

    " The grandfather of all pirate books. While this book has been adapted many times, it still is an enjoyable read and has everything you want in a good pirate story and is the originator of much of pirate lore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/18/2011

    " What a great ride. Too bad it took me 42 years to get to this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 5/18/2011

    " Liked it before, liked it again. Fast and easy read that spun me back into my childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/16/2011

    " Swashbuckling and fun. I can't wait to read this out loud to my first boy, or first pirate-loving daughter. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/16/2011

    " Better late than never I suppose. While searching the library bookshelf for Bram Stoker's Dracula, I came across this instead. Though it is meant to be enjoyed by those around age ten, I found it exciting from start to finish. I'll put it on my list of things to read to my kids at bedtime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryn | 5/13/2011

    " A great summer read - it always makes me wish I was going on an adventure. The language is sometimes a little hard to understand, but once you get the lingo it's even more fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/12/2011

    " The perfect real deal pirate tale for any age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 McKenna | 5/11/2011

    " A great book. Some of the vocabulary confuses me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bunga Mawar | 5/10/2011

    " Mau komen iseng dulu ah, tentang gambar sampulnya. Jim Hawkins-nya terlalu cantik, dan si Long John Silver kurang tampan.

    Atau jangan2 saya keliru mengenali tokoh? :p "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holli | 5/10/2011

    " A fine little book of maritime adventure, Treasure Island is a book I felt I needed to read. I liked the writing and the narration was superb. A charming little listen. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.