Treasure Island (version 2)


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.8 stars; 1290 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)

Reviews

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.

Best Reader

(5 stars)

I have listen to this countless times and it never ceases to be interesting. Adrian makes you imagine you are there and observing while these events were taking place

good book great reading

(5 stars)

The book is full of adventure, and the reading was great. understood every word and the voices were amazing.

(5 stars)

An excellent rendition by Mr Adrian ! Certainly one of the greatest contributions to audiobook a ! Thank you !

Joyfully Read, and Joyfully Listened To

(5 stars)

I had never read the book before, and solely based off of the story, I'm glad I picked it to read! Silver is a wonderful character, and I enjoyed picking out his and the other character's motivations. Ultimately I feel the themes of motivation and unlikely heroes was well explored. And, importantly, enjoyable explored! The packing and content was great. Now to the crux of the review. Mr. Praetzelis's (sorry for any misspelling!) reading of the story was nothing short of superb. I listened with such joy, and if I may be so bold to assume, that's because he loved reading for us! He is clear, uses wonderful voices, and really helps you to engross yourself in the story. I would gladly have paid for this. Well done!

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!