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Unique to this title is:

  • An overview of Treasure Island
  • A study of the themes present in Treasure Island
  • A list of famous quotes from Treasure Island

You may, of course, skip all of it and go straight to the main title if you do not want any spoilers and come back later to the beginning.

Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books was born in 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an only son of a prosperous civil engineer. He entered the University of Edinburgh at the age of 17 and studied to be an engineer to follow his father in the family business.

However, he soon realized that he was not cut out for that profession. His father agreed to let him study law instead and although Stevenson graduated from the law school, he never practiced law because, by then, he knew he wanted to be a writer.

In Treasure Island, the story starts when a drunken sailor named Billy Bones arrives at the inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father. Bones stays at the inn for some time without paying his bills. He askes Jim, a 12-year-old boy, to watch for his former shipmates who are after his valuables. When shipmates eventually arrive and Bones mysteriously dies, Jim opens his chest and finds a treasure map.

Enjoy this timeless classic!

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A classic adventure tale

A classic tale read by nearly everyone in childhood.
It holds its own as an adventure story even in this day and age.
The narrator brings this book alive.
I read this maybe 55 years ago and found this audio version a superb piece of entertainment.

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  • Margaret
  • 22-11-20

Another well done classic


This is the fifteenth book I have read/listened to by Audiobook Giveaways and I would definitely listen to another. Each book is a classic. At the beginning of each book they have an overview, quotes and themes in the story, and often history about the personal life of the author. I thoroughly enjoy these little tidbits and believe this adds to the audiobook.

This is the first book I have listened to by this narrator ( Lee Daniels ). She uses accents quite well to differentiate the characters. She reads this book much as it is, like diary entries or personal recollections. She varies her cadence between the narrative and the character conversations, this adds to the performance of this book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • S A Smith
  • 05-12-20

Excellent tale

This is is such a good book. It was so much fun taking this journey with young Jim. The narrator did a pretty good job for the most part, but sometimes her English accent sounded more Irish. I think the book would have been better if it had been read by a male since the protagonist was male. But, overall I enjoyed the book.

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  • Morana Revel
  • 01-12-20

Well read

This is very well read and easy to listen to. Very much a story for young boys.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 11-08-20

A Classic Sea Adventure

What can you say about one of the earliest YA adventure novels? The characters are richly painted with the broad strokes of a master novelist. Young Jim and Long John Silver are characters who have become part of our lexicon. Even if you've never read the book, the picture of Silver with his parrot and his peg leg is the iconic image of the pirate.
This particular version is well read by Lee Daniels whose voices help to bring the book to life.
An enjoyable rendition of a classic story.