The Blue Lagoon


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.6 stars; 83 reviews)

Two shipwrecked children grow up on a South Pacific island. This beautiful story of adventure and innocent love was H.D. Stacpoole’s most popular work.

Parents who may have seen the Hollywood film need not be anxious about the book's suitability for kids -- the author's treatment of adolescent sexuality is almost mystical and very mild. The story of The Blue Lagoon (1908) continues in The Garden of God (1923) and The Gates of Morning (1925). A ship’s doctor, Henry De Vere Stacpoole (1863–1951) published over 90 works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and translation. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

(7 hr 38 min)

Chapters

01 - Book1 Chap1 + Chap2 23:28 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
02 - Book1 Chap3 + Chap4 18:56 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
03 - Book1 Chap5 + Chap6 28:44 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
04 - Book1 Chap7 + Chap8 22:23 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
05 - Book1 Chap9 + Chap10 20:35 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
06 - Book1 Chap11 + Chap12 24:08 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
07 - Book1 Chap13 - 15 24:14 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
08 - Book1 Chap16 21:04 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
09 - Book1 Chap17 + Chap18 17:57 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
10 - Book1 Chap19 + Chap20 21:28 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
11 - Book1 Chap21 - 23 17:29 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
12 - Book2 Chap1 + Chap2 18:44 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
13 - Book2 Chap3 + Chap4 19:38 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
14 - Book2 Chap5 + Chap6 25:07 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
15 - Book2 Chap7 - 9 19:28 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
16 - Book2 Chap10 + Chap11 16:07 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
17 - Book2 Chap12 + Chap13 11:11 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
18 - Book2 Chap14 + Chap15 14:41 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
19 - Book2 Chap16 + Chap17 16:11 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
20 - Book2 Chap18 + Chap19 19:13 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
21 - Book2 Chap20 - 22 9:36 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
22 - Book3 Chap1 + Chap2 13:31 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
23 - Book3 Chap3 21:13 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
24 - Book3 Chap4 13:38 Read by Adrian Praetzellis

Reviews

What a Surprise!

(5 stars)

Hated the movie but loved this book. Not thought provoking but a throughly enjoyable listen. I'm a big fan of the reader and am currently listening my way through his offerings.

heart wrenching story

(5 stars)

a wonderful job by the reader! perfect. this book is not like the movies i have seen of same/similar name. this is a wonderful tale of a sea voyage, then morphs to gripping thoughts while in the small boats with an in between time of a wonderful simple life on an island. a charming story for adults or young adults, children may be disturbed by the tragedies chronicled in the story.

Amazingly Good!

(5 stars)

If not for the reviews I’d never listened to this book and it would have been my loss. The story is quite simply beautiful and Adrian Praetzellis is one of the best narrators I’ve heard on LibriVox or anywhere else. The prose and Adrian's voice transports one to the island and all its beauty and danger. It is a beautiful experience. Thank you Mr. Praetzellis I’m forever grateful.

Beautiful story; Very Talented Reader

(5 stars)

Lovely, lovely story. So different than movie version. Very engaging. The end literally gave me chills!

pretty good

(3.5 stars)

Great reading. Fairly entertaining. Some beautiful scenes described. Moved a little slow for me but overall enjoyed it.

Excellent

(5 stars)

Lovely story and great narration. What a finish! Thanks Adrian for another great audio novel.

so much better than the movie. a great story thank you for a gre

(5 stars)

very good with a shock at the end

(4 stars)

I love this reader.