Poison Island


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(3.9 stars; 47 reviews)

Mysterious old Captain Coffin not only has a wild story about a Honduran island where treasure lies, he has a map. But they must be wary because it also holds “a poison that kills a man and keeps him fresh as paint”. Nothing can hold Harry back from tagging along and meeting up with murder, intrigue, a collection of colorful characters, and a vociferous parrot. - Summary by Amy Gramour (9 hr 10 min)

Chapters

HOW I FIRST MET WITH CAPTAIN COFFIN 14:51 Read by Daniel Goodson
I AM ENTERED AT COPENHAGEN ACADEMY 10:06 Read by Daniel Goodson
A STREET FIGHT, AND WHAT CAME OF IT 9:12 Read by Danny Whitfield
CAPTAIN COFFIN STUDIES NAVIGATION 15:38 Read by ToddHW
THE WHALEBOAT 15:09 Read by ToddHW
MY FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE CHART 11:29 Read by Deon Gines
ENTER THE RETURNED PRISONER 15:04 Read by Deon Gines
THE HUNTED AND THE HUNTER 15:42 Read by Deon Gines
CHAOS IN THE CAPTAINS LODGINGS 12:41 Read by Jules Hawryluk
NEWS 17:29 Read by Jules Hawryluk
THE CRIME IN THE SUMMER-HOUSE 15:10 Read by Jules Hawryluk
THE BLOODSTAIN ON THE STILE 19:57 Read by Deon Gines
CLUES IN A TANGLE 15:31 Read by Deon Gines
HOW I BROKE OUT THE RED ENSIGN 14:41 Read by Audrey Giger
CAPTAIN BRANSCOME'S CONFESSION—THE MAN IN THE LANE 20:54 Read by Deon Gines
CAPTAIN BRANSCOME'S CONFESSION—THE FLAG AND THE CASHBOX 21:12 Read by Deon Gines
THE CHART OF MORTALLONE 12:02 Read by Audrey Giger
THE CONTENTS OF THE CORNER CUPBOARD 15:24 Read by Kieren Metts
CAPTAIN COFFIN'S LOG-Part 1 22:16 Read by THBosc
CAPTAIN COFFIN'S LOG-Part 2 17:40 Read by THBosc
IN WHICH PLINNY SURPRISES EVERYONE 14:48 Read by Kieren Metts
A STRANGE MAN IN THE GARDEN 18:09 Read by Logan Lorenz
HOW WE SAILED TO THE ISLAND 11:03 Read by Logan Lorenz
WE ANCHOR OFF THE ISLAND 14:55 Read by Logan Lorenz
I TAKE FRENCH LEAVE ASHORE 19:15 Read by Diana Schmidt
THE WOMEN IN THE GRAVEYARD 18:13 Read by Diana Schmidt
THE MAN IN BLACK 15:38 Read by Romano
THE MASTER OF THE ISLAND 19:00 Read by Romano
A BOAT ON THE BEACH 9:56 Read by Deon Gines
THE SCREAM ON THE CLIFF 14:18 Read by Deon Gines
AARON GLASS 16:51 Read by Deon Gines
WE COME TO DR. BEAUREGARD'S HOUSE 27:51 Read by Deon Gines
WE FIND THE TREASURE 25:05 Read by Deon Gines
DOCTOR BEAUREGARD 13:42 Read by Deon Gines

Reviews

Terrible ending.


(1 stars)

The book started off all right, and was fairly entertaining throughout the whole book. The ending however, was as if the writer died in the middle of writing it and they said "screw it we will publish what we have anyways."


(3 stars)

A great story until the abrupt & very dissatisfying ending.

Good story, mediocre ending


(4 stars)

No spoilers, I promise! Worth the time but....sudden stop. I felt that the story had great character development and a few great twists. The ending was all climax, but it hung there. When the reader said, "End of Poison Island" it took me aback. 1 or 2 more chapters seemed to be in order to "wrap it all up" so to speak. All the drama of the last several chapters was excellent, and there was an ending, no cliffhanger, but I guess I like my presents tied up in a bow, so to speak.

The ending


(5 stars)

Yep, even though I was warned about the ending, it still came as a shock. Either way, I really enjoyed the book. It was lengthy and intelligently written. I'm going to have to listen to the last chapter again to make sure I caught all the details. All the readers did a good job.

A delightful surprise!


(3.5 stars)

I think this would've made an awesome TV movie. Told first person from the point of view of a young boy it has wonderfully rich characters and many complex and delightful storylines. narration is certainly pretty good


(1 stars)

Apparently English is not the 1st language of the reader. Couldn't get past the 2nd chapter