The Coral Island


Read by Tom Weiss

(4.6 stars; 130 reviews)

Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Seas islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as in his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high adventure, and wonders of the sea greet them at every turn. When all seems lost, they find help from an unexpected source. (Summary by Tom Weiss)

(10 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 8:51 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 02 11:00 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 03 11:43 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 04 26:13 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 05 12:21 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 06 22:11 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 07 14:14 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 08 31:04 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 09 14:09 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 10 17:52 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 11 25:50 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 12 13:53 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 13 19:49 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 14 13:22 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 15 17:54 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 16 17:08 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 17 25:53 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 18 13:11 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 19 22:06 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 20 13:01 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 21 16:48 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 22 19:38 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 23 20:42 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 24 27:25 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 25 20:19 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 26 21:06 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 27 19:17 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 28 10:03 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 29 22:23 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 30 34:07 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 31 16:38 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 32 14:53 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 33 21:47 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 34 13:42 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 35 6:18 Read by Tom Weiss

Reviews

The Coral Island

(5 stars)

Good author, good book, well written. The descriptions of cannibalism were quite terrifying, though, and I don't have enough knowledge to decide how much was based on true accounts and what pure fiction. The reader did his usual excellent job, his voice and upbeat tone always bring interest to any story. I hope he can read more books of a style such as this, a little different from the regular adventure. Thank you.

Bravo from Borneo

(5 stars)

I am so pleased to have come across this author and this the first book of his I have had the pleasure to hear. This is a wonderful seafaring tale that provides great insight into the perils and travails of sailing around the South Pacific islands in the 1800s. It is also admirably narrated. This is a tale of camaraderie between young men and how they overcome the perils brought on by storms, pirates and cannibals. There is great detail and character development and I certainly got a real sense of the challenges of trading in this part of the world at the time. It's a most enjoyable listen.

Very enjoyable

(4.5 stars)

I started listening to this book on Audiobooks and it suddenly ended at chapter 25. Fortunately I checked Libravox and it contained the entire book. This is a great adventure story which I thoroughly enjoyed. It moved well and the narration by Tom Weiss is excellent. A fascinating mental voyage to the South Seas of years ago.

Excited

(5 stars)

Had never heard of this book or author before, found it at random. Such a great adventure story with an even better message! Adding this to my children’s library. Excellent reader too.

Love everything about this.

(5 stars)

Great reader Tom Weiss. I just random throw a search... so glad I did. Has Christian theme slightly... but it is historical to reference the natives. Anyone will enjoy.

where is the ending??

(3.5 stars)

this stops at ch 25 without a conclusion... is that the way it was meant to be?? other than that I highly reccomend this.

Fun and engaging

(4.5 stars)

Give it a listen. I heard the entire story through, but it was a few years ago. Highly recommend.

Pretty good book

(4 stars)

The reader was excellent, and the quality of the recording was excellent.