A gang of cutthroats are determined to get his treasure map, and - led by the sinister, blind pirate, Pew - descend on the inn. But Jim Hawkins outwits them, grabs the map, and delivers it to Squire Trelawney. The Squire and his friend Dr. Livessy set off for Treasure Island in the schooner Hispaniola, taking Jim with them. Some of the crew are the squire's faithful servants, but the majority are buccaneers recruited by the one-legged pirate, Long John Silver.
Jim discovers the pirates' plan to seize the ship and kill the squire's party, but warns them in time. After a series of thrilling fights and adventures, the pirates are finally defeated, and the treasure secured with the help of marooned pirate, Ben Gunn.
Public Domain (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love Treasure Island and this audio book didn't disappoint. The narration is very good and the characters brought to life. I would recommend this version to any Treasure Island enthusiast.
I had forgotten how much this adventure intrigued me as a child, even scared me, so to revisit the tale many decades later is a very different experience but no less fascinating. Michael Page's narration really brings these characters to life, from the cunning Long John Silver to the stern Captain Smollett and the near imbecilic Ben Gunn. I was gripped - and nearly missed my exit on the A14.
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