Treasure Island (version 2)
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. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)(7 hr 32 min)
my first audio book and what a start
I listened to this audio book while recovering from Lasek eye surgery. It took me a while to get used to listening rather than reading but I was soon hooked. the reader does great pirate voices that help deepen the characters. my lady also listened along to the second half and she loved it too
This reader really brings the story to life! Using wonderful, distinct voices for his characters, he makes it more of a reader's theater production than a plain old narrative. His expression is fantastic, and his enthusiasm even in announcing the chapter keeps his listeners engaged and anxious to hear what happens next. Very much worth a listen!
Truly the best recording this classic masterpiece. I have listened to it numerous times, and upon hearing that my creditors have not read this book, I immediately send them the link to this recording. The reader is brilliant, and the characters truly feel like distinct persons, a strong five stars from me.
Saved my Life
Gonna be honest here, I had serious anxiety problems and whenever it got really bad I would turn on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Adrian Pradsellies (or however you spell his last name) and it always brought me comfort. The story itself is an amazing pirate adventure, and the reader really adds his own tone to each of the characters. This allows for maximum imagination and umderstanding. If I could give this a bajillion stars, I would.
What a great book
Treasure Island is one of my favorite books, I read it at least once a year, and this was my second time listening to it. I am always impressed by Mr. Praetzellis. He is such an excellent reader, I've enjoyed everything that he had read. His Long John Silver voice is just fantastic. I'm always thankful for his librivox contributions, he makes one of my favorite books a wonderful experience
my favorite book
Ol' Eddie Teach
This book is one of the only books that I've read non stop, and it is the only good pirate/adventure book that I've ever read. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone that wishes to read an excellent action-packed pirate book, and to any one who just wants to read a good book. The narrator, Adrian P. Is by far the best narrator that I've listened to.
Arrr!!!...shiver me timbers matey. Listen to this book.
I downloaded this book to listen to while driving on a long trip. I was so into this recording that I nearly drove out of gas. I wish the Coen brothers would make a movie based on this. In my mind's eye it was as if they were telling the story. I am not sure the ladies will appreciate the adventure, blood and violence. I loved it. I enjoyed how Robert Louis Stevenson ended each chapter with something that forced you to want to go on. I simply could not stop listening to this book.
Classic sea adventure and a very good reading
Jim Hawkins is a young boy who lives at his parents’ inn, the Admiral Benbow, near Bristol, England, in the eighteenth century. An old sea captain named Billy Bones dies in the inn after being presented with a black spot, or official pirate verdict of guilt or judgment. Jim is stirred to action by the spot and its mysterious, accurate portent of Billy’s death. Hastily, Jim and his mother unlock Billy’s sea chest, finding a logbook and map inside. And so begins a classic sea adventure. The reading by Adrian Praetzellis is very good indeed. Many thanks.