Treasure Island (version 2)

Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.8 stars; 1631 reviews)

A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis) (7 hr 32 min)


Highly Recommended to All

(5 stars)

Story: I thought this might be a bit on the boring and dry side because it's such an old book, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the tale was. Full of action, intrigue, double-crosses, death, and of course lots of treasure. Narration: This reader is one of the best I have heard. He put a lot of effort into the telling of this wonderful story. While listening I could almost always tell who was speaking because the narrator did such a great job of using different voices for each character. At a couple points he even uses special effects to overlay multiple voices (while singing) or to create an echo. I highly recommend this fantastic audiobook to anyone who likes a good story read by a wonderful voice actor.

(5 stars)

An excellent rendition by Mr Adrian ! Certainly one of the greatest contributions to audiobook a ! Thank you !

Best Reader

(5 stars)

I have listen to this countless times and it never ceases to be interesting. Adrian makes you imagine you are there and observing while these events were taking place

good book great reading

(5 stars)

The book is full of adventure, and the reading was great. understood every word and the voices were amazing.

Joyfully Read, and Joyfully Listened To

(5 stars)

I had never read the book before, and solely based off of the story, I'm glad I picked it to read! Silver is a wonderful character, and I enjoyed picking out his and the other character's motivations. Ultimately I feel the themes of motivation and unlikely heroes was well explored. And, importantly, enjoyable explored! The packing and content was great. Now to the crux of the review. Mr. Praetzelis's (sorry for any misspelling!) reading of the story was nothing short of superb. I listened with such joy, and if I may be so bold to assume, that's because he loved reading for us! He is clear, uses wonderful voices, and really helps you to engross yourself in the story. I would gladly have paid for this. Well done!

Great Reader

(5 stars)

This is one of the best readers I've ever heard on Librivox or any other audio book for that matter. He does such a good job switching in and out of the various characters. Also it is a very good recording quality. I will look for more titles read by this guy. Awesome job. I've been doing Long John impressions every since listening to this adding "Not I" to the end of my sentences... Its annoying my friends, "but I won't stop at once I won't nooo, not I"

Andy Minter reads

(5 stars)

Dear Mr Minter,absolutely luv YOUR work,have learnt ,now to ferret out the odd Audio-nugget,of SUPERB Quality,ALL thanks to your wonderful talent,I worked at the Palace Theatre in Manchester,and I would definitely say that "celebs",today,are,rude,usually stupid,and proud of it!,soon as I,d listened to your Carrados talesd just had to say ,Please keep doing A-Books,they are GREAT, I,m going to listen to Shakespeare tonight,after a day building walls,BLISS! for a navvy!Thanks mate.

The book that started my deep interest in the English language

(5 stars)

As a kid in Kedah, Malaysia in the early 1970s, I first knew of this title from an abridged version belonging to my older cousins. This story captured my imagination, and started me off on the lifelong journey of reading.