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Treasure Island

Narrated by: Benjamin Luxon
Series: Treasure Island, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Perhaps the greatest story of piracy and the search for a fabulous buried treasure ever penned. Meet this cast of extraordinary characters brought vividly to life by the voice and interpretive skill of Benjamin Luxon: once one of Britain's leading international singers, now turning his considerable talents to the spoken word.

Public Domain (P)2011 JRI Recordings

Critic reviews

"Benjamin Luxon's lively narration kept the audience enthralled.... Performances like this should open many new ears." ( The London Times)
"An artist of subtle and dramatic gifts." ( Gramaphone)
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  • EvelynL
  • 26-05-20

Worst narration ever.

I never write bad reviews but boy oh boy, this one tops them all. For starters, the narrator sounds like he’s inside a tin can with no editing of mouth noises or page turning . I hope he’s a better stage actor than a narrator. Everything about his reading was wrong - sense of timing, character distinction, volume, pacing, you name it. He seemed to stumble over the text as if reading for the first time and I’d go as far as to say he just didn’t care. Really a shame. I think he had too many bottles of rum.

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  • Great Reads and Good Whole Foods
  • 02-09-15

Sound quality needs improvement

We love audiobooks, but this one was a disappointment. I had to turn it off within the first 30 minutes because the recording sounded so inferior from what we are accustomed to.

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  • BAG
  • 02-07-12

Reader's voice is excellent

What did you love best about Treasure Island?

The reader's voice made each character come alive. I got a strong mental picture of each character

What did you like best about this story?

"Pirate talk"

Have you listened to any of Benjamin Luxon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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