The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Read by Karen Savage

(4.5 stars; 152 reviews)

This is the story of the Bastable children and their attempts to help the family finances by searching for treasure. (Summary by Karen Savage)

(4 hr 9 min)


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The End of the Treasure-seeking 16:22 Read by Karen Savage


Great Family Read

(4.5 stars)

Great book, a story narrated by a child about the escapades of himself and his siblings. This is a family of witty, creative and clever children with strong morals but ever so many questionable ideas on how to acquire money to help their family. Our whole family truly enjoyed this book. The reader also did an excellent job.


(5 stars)

This reminds me of Art Linkletter's, "Kids say the darnedest things" (1950~60?) I haven't laughed so hard for years! Shedd a few tears too. Thank you librivox and Karen Savage. Ms. Savage is such a good reader, I wish I could talk so well.


(5 stars)

Karen Savage, our family is absolutely addicted to your voice! You have an incredible talent, indeed. We listen to you every night at bedtime. We just can't get enough. Thank you for donating your time and your talent. I will always cherish the precious family moments we share while listening to your recordings. My child always begs for "one more chapter, please ". Thank you, also, for getting my child more interested in books. You have truly sparked imaginations! KAREN SAVAGE: #1 LibriVox reader! Your accent is to die for, your voice is soothing, your words are crisp, and you have flawless pronunciations. Thank you!

Amazing reader!!

(5 stars)

Oh my goodness! How can you say she was a terrible reader! Karen is one of my all time favorites! She does all the accents terrifically well. I totally enjoyed her reading of this lovely story. Thanks Karen!

Wonderful !!!

(5 stars)

I am only partway through the first chapter & can't stop smiling ! Excellent reader & the story is promising to be one of Nesbit's best !


(5 stars)

great book great reader. she makes it sound so exiting. I don't get why she is getting bad reviews she brings the reading to life. Thank you!

LOVE Nesbit

(5 stars)

This is a wonderful book for all ages, but especially children. I loved it (I love all Nesbit books) but it was read slightly to fast. Beautiful voice and emotion,and I love the accent, but to fast. That is the only thing wrong with it at all. Very much recommended!

A very fine reading

(4 stars)

Very good English accented reading of this classic. A bit fast, however, which is why I give it 4 stars. Karen's readings are great. I recommend listeners search for her name here and at If you're reading this, thanks Karen for much listening pleasure.