Treasure Island (version 3, dramatic reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 46 reviews)

When a rough old seaman calling himself "the Captain" appears at the inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father, young Jim little dreams what adventures will follow in the man's wake. Soon, the once-peaceful inn is threatened by pirates, Jim's father is laid in his grave, and Jim finds himself in possession of a map showing the location of treasure buried by the legendary and notorious Captain Flint. Along with a group of brave men: the sensible Dr. Livesey, the fearless and unflagging Captain Smollett, and the blustering but well-meaning Squire Trelawney, Jim sets out in quest of the treasure. Many perils, from wild animals to murderous villains to stormy seas will beset him on the way. And ever in the background, smiling and enigmatic, lurks the one-legged ship's cook, Long John Silver. One of the best-loved adventure stories of all time, Treasure Island is a pirate classic that delights readers today as much as when Stevenson first wrote it. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)

Cast listing:
Jim Hawkins, Dedication and Introductory Poem: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Billy Bones, "the Captain", Dr. Livesey, Long John Silver: Barry Eads
Black Dog: Phillip J Mather
Mrs. Hawkins, Dick: Elizabeth Klett
Pew, George Merry: alanmapstone
Mr. Dance: Algy Pug
Pirate 1: ToddHW
Pirate 2: justinschw
Pirate 3: Kristingj
Squire Trelawney: Andy Minter
Tom Redruth: MarcyT
Tom Morgan: Robin King
Captain Smollett: DublinGothic
Israel Hands: Mark F. Smith
Captain Flint (a parrot): TriciaG
Job Anderson: Raphael Platt
Tom, Joyce: CaprishaPage
Ben Gunn: csjesi1
Abraham Gray: David Lawrence
Hunter: Grace

Edited by ToddHW. (6 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Dedication and Introductory Poem 1:30 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
The Old Sea-dog at the Admiral Benbow 13:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Black Dog Appears and Disappears 12:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Black Spot 11:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Sea-chest 11:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Last of the Blind Man 10:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Captain's Papers 11:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
I Go To Bristol 11:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
At the Sign of the Spy-glass 9:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Powder and Arms 10:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Voyage 10:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
What I Heard in the Apple Barrel 12:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Council of War 10:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
How My Shore Adventure Began 9:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The First Blow 10:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Man of the Island 12:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
How the Ship Was Abandoned 9:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Jolly-boat's Last Trip 8:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
End of the First Day's Fighting 9:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Garrison in the Stockade 10:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Silver's Embassy 11:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Attack 11:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
How My Sea Adventure Began 10:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Ebb-Tide Runs 7:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Cruise of the Coracle 9:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
I Strike the Jolly Roger 9:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Israel Hands 15:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
"Pieces of Eight" 10:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
In The Enemy's Camp 15:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Black Spot Again 12:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
On Parole 13:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Treasure-Hunt - Flint's Pointer 12:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Treasure-Hunt -- The Voice Among the Trees 11:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Fall of a Chieftain 10:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
And Last 9:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Classic

(4 stars)

This was classic Verne. Great story with twists along the way. Disappointed in the sound quality of the reader for Jim Hawkins. The sound was muffled and volume low. Other than that, it was a good listen.

Strong Supporting Cast but Narrator was lacking

(2.5 stars)

The story is well told and the supporting characters make good pirates but the narrator who does Jim Hawkins needs a better mic.

(3 stars)

I liked the dramatic reading using different voices for each of the characters. The story flowed nicely. Finished the book in one evening.

worth a listen

(4 stars)

clear reading, but lacking a bit in spirit and emotion.

Great

(4 stars)

besides the audio quality of the lead reader, this is great.