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Treasure Island

Narrated by: Illia Vasilets
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates' gold, he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arrr Jim lad! 

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the South Pacific.

Public Domain (P)2017 My Ebook Publishing House
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I didn’t finish the book as I couldn’t understand the narration

Probably an interesting book but the narrators voice was very difficult to understand so I didn’t finish the book as this spoiled it for me and I couldn’t follow it

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great book, ruined by the reader

a classic novel with a great storyline rendered useless by a reader who not only mispronounced words to the extent that I was left confused as to what they should have been but also neglected to pause at the appropriate times to indicate character changes ( which could not be deciphered by voice as he maintained the same monotone throughout the story).
if you want this book in audio format, don't buy this one.

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Incomprehensible narration

The narration is incomprehensible - not worth even trying to follow the story as you have to concentrate so hard just to understand it
Story rating is based on the book rather than the audible

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  • Andrea R. Zabcik
  • 11-05-18

Didn’t finish

The narrator mispronounces several words per paragraph -almost per sentence even- to the point where I couldn’t listen and understand what was being said. I can not recommend this version of the audiobook. I gave up after about three chapters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-18

Difficult

Full marks for effort reading this in English, but there were so many complete mispronunciation it became difficult (at times impossible) to follow or understand.

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  • Chelsea Harper
  • 05-04-18

Disappointed

I’m SURE this a great book, but unfortunately I could barely understand anything the narrator was saying - the speed in which he was talking and his accent just didn’t jive for me. Thankfully I only used a credit to purchase this book because I would’ve been upset if I would’ve used my money.

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  • fred w hess
  • 01-11-19

The Reader was terrible!

Need a better narrator! More expression! Had to fight myself to stay awake! Have read the book as a youngster! Enjoyed it then!

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  • Rachel Anne Redield
  • 11-10-19

Bad

The quality of the narrator is very bad. His accent is difficult to understand at times and he adds no color to the story. He is monotone. Don't waste your money.

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  • Barbara Williford
  • 30-06-20

Choose a different version

While the book was a classic and well written, full of adventure and intrigue, the narration fell short. The narrator’s reading was choppy, often repeating himself. There was loud background interference in some parts and in others, a different narrator would come in and add sections. While the storyline and plot was great, it was ruined with sub par narration. Choose another version with different narration.

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  • Marcie Bochman
  • 01-10-19

Editing if the performance was lacking

The reader made mistakes and reread sentences multiple times each chapter and it was never edited out.

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  • Fredwak
  • 18-08-19

disappointing

this classic novel is read with a strange (slavick?) accent. quit before completing, it was too hard to listen to.

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  • repica1
  • 31-07-19

the narrator is very bad.

i couldnt get into the book because of the narrator. Very monotone and hard to picture the scenes in my mind.

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  • Jaq Sqat
  • 28-07-19

Pronunciation is terrible

narration is terrible - but funny too. for example, "He could hear the thumping of his crutch" is read " ...thumping of his cr*tch"