Treasure Island (version 2)

Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.8 stars; 1005 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.

my first audio book and what a start

(5 stars)

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

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.

What a great book

(5 stars)

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

best narrator yet

(5 stars)

whole book with same narrator who is excellent! sings the songs, puts an echo effect with his voice(when called for in the story), and does different but consistent voices for each character. I have listened to this particular version about 3 times now. feels like a real adventure!

Classic sea adventure and a very good reading

(5 stars)

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.