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- An Audible Original Drama
- By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
- Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
- Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
- Original Recording
Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.
A Proper Adventure
- By Ailill Martin on 30-08-17
The treasure is here.
Ah, this is a very good adaptation of a classic tale. Owen Teale is a charismatic monster as John Silver, perfect. Catherine Tate brings warmth and humour to the play. Daniel Mays is by turns funny and tragic as Ben Gunn Philip Glanister plays the doctor like a classic matinee hero. And then there is Stephen Critchlow and particularly Gerran Howell holding the whole play together. In short it's not just a starry cast but one that is perfectly matched to the material.
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