Treasure Island (version 2)

Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.8 stars; 1188 reviews)

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)


Saved my Life

(5 stars)

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.

best recording!

(5 stars)

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.

Fantastic Reading!

(5 stars)

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!

Highly Recommended to All

(5 stars)

Story: I thought this might be a bit on the boring and dry side because it's such an old book, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the tale was. Full of action, intrigue, double-crosses, death, and of course lots of treasure. Narration: This reader is one of the best I have heard. He put a lot of effort into the telling of this wonderful story. While listening I could almost always tell who was speaking because the narrator did such a great job of using different voices for each character. At a couple points he even uses special effects to overlay multiple voices (while singing) or to create an echo. I highly recommend this fantastic audiobook to anyone who likes a good story read by a wonderful voice actor.

my favorite book

(5 stars)

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.

Great narrator! He really brought to life this novel!

(5 stars)

What a great classic! I'm sad I missed this one as a child. But never too late! This was worth visiting as an adult. Will reread or relisten again. The narrator, Adrian Praetzellis was amazing! He really brought to life the action and characters!


(5 stars)

Adrian Petsellis is one of the best readers I have ever heard. he has a distinct voice for every character and brings the story to life. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and have done so many, many times. I recommend this story to anyone who wishes to be thoroughly entertained.

Great story and incredible reader

(5 stars)

The narration of this audiobook is a work of art in itself. The reader does a fantastic job of giving each character a distinct voice and highly believable accent, and never once stumbles over his words. I will be looking for more audiobooks by Adrian Praetzellis!