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A great joy is the suspense, but also the description of passing across the landscape. Naipaul spring to mind. It was, indeed, a most pleasant portion of the island that we were now approaching. A heavy-scented broom and many flowering shrubs had almost taken the place of grass. Thickets of green nutmeg trees were dotted here and there with the red columns and the broad shadow of the pines; and the first mingled their spice with the aroma of the others.

The air, besides, was fresh and stirring, and this, under the sheer sunbeams, was a wonderful refreshment of our senses. I had forgotten about it frankly. Then while I was rereading it this time, images from past readings and the iconic Disney film which I devoured as a kid were jogged back into my mind by the words I was reading.

It was a very pleasant experience. On this reading, I appreciated the world Robert Louis Stevenson created, and I was impressed by his use of dialect and dialogue to establish and distinguish character. It is really well done. You can tell a lot about Long John Silver or the castaway Ben Gunn by the manner in which they speak. On top of that, it is just a ripping good yarn that also happens to be well written. It is not often that the two go together. The book keeps your attention and I found myself wanting to pick it up and read. Skip it. I will be returning again. View all 16 comments.

Long ago I was chatting with a colleague and put it to him that we could send out to all the people who had particularly annoyed us at work an envelope containing a single sheet of paper, entirely blank, save for a large black spot. My colleague, despite his unnecessary youthfulness, was sagacious beyond his years, and pointed out that most of the people who had really got our goats had probably never read Treasure Island. Acquainted as we were with their varying degrees of semi-literacy I had t Long ago I was chatting with a colleague and put it to him that we could send out to all the people who had particularly annoyed us at work an envelope containing a single sheet of paper, entirely blank, save for a large black spot.

Acquainted as we were with their varying degrees of semi-literacy I had to concede that he was right. I did propose that we follow the black spot with a second envelope containing a copy of the book, though sensing we might need to follow that with adult reading classes I'd have been best off getting straight to the point and making use of The Black Arrow instead.

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Occasionally in a moment of clarity I might see how odd something familiar is, in this case a children's book, because what have we here - amorality, ill-gotten gains, not simply sinister disabled persons but actually savage ones view spoiler [though if you are blind perhaps you prefer Blind Pew to the milk and white bread goodie two-shoes out of All the Light you cannot see hide spoiler ]. The problem is my assumption of children's literature as needing to be didactic and purposive and worthy, this rather like in the later Peter Pan and Narnia goes nowhere good at all view spoiler [ unless you very strictly hold to life as a vale of tears through which one ought to scurry with the eyes firmly closed in a race to get to that fine and private place where none, I think, do there embrace hide spoiler ] , instead Stevenson offers up rich ooze from the imagination.

A joy in reading a few books by one author is getting a sense of the soup of their mind, the ingredients that get ladled out in varying proportions in one book after another. While in The Black Arrow we had a wicked uncle dressed up as a sinister leper, here we get the same ingredient in a less refined form - the hideous blind man and one legged man, their physical disabilities seem to make them even more powerful, Pew has a fearful speed and powerful grip, Silver is more adroit than a South-African athlete, with a crutch that doubles as a javelin when required. I was going to say that there is something childlike in seeing disabled people as inherently sinister but then I recalled view spoiler [the court case in which a young woman used her crutch as a weapon and the old woman who tried to run me down with her disability scooter, luckily I was able to leap up onto the town hall steps while she drove off cackling into the evening fog hide spoiler ] that children can often be remarkably indifferent to difference accepting it at face value while adults, when one watches the evening news, can be apparently obsessed with it.

Along which lines I was worried to read the Squire's letter I forgot to tell you that Silver is a man of substance, I know of my own knowledge that he has a banker's account, which has never been overdrawn. He leaves his wife to manage the inn; and as she is a woman of colour, a pair of old bachelors like you and I may be excused for guessing that it is the wife, quite as much as the health, that sends him back to roving p39 view spoiler [ Treasure Islands has more on the links between contemporary piracy and banking hide spoiler ].

Ah, Jim lad, I thought, do you really want to be a cabin boy to a pair of old confirmed bachelors like that who have no comprehension of why a man might want to live together with a woman - look at the racist attitudes you could end up learning from them view spoiler [Quite aside from the attitude to property - who does all that gold belong to?

One could say to those it was stolen from, or one might value the labour put in by the pirates in seizing the treasure and fairly ascribe it to the survivors of Flint's crew, but of anybody the Squire has the least reasonable claim - its a bit like How to Read Donald Duck which shows the same attitude present in the cartoon - if you have wealth you can use it to acquire more while if you don't have wealth you have no right to keep your gold from others - as we see here in the fate of Ben Gunn who trades a cave full of gold for the promise of some cheese view spoiler [Ben Gunn is sorry figure - all those goats about him and never no cheese I'm also interested just as in Kidnapped the child has the more adult behaviours than the grown ups - the pirates are rather like Stevenson's Highlanders, full of feeling but aside from Silver, showing little sense and about as much patience as a child at Christmas view spoiler [ or similar present related festivity hide spoiler ].

So it is the boy Hawkins who runs rings round them demonstrating loyalty, cunning, and a taste for one-liners One more step, Mr. Dead men don't bite, you know p The thing about Treasure Island is that the whole adventure is for the sake of adventure. Ok, Ben Gunn gets a job, Silver gets three hundred guineas and hopefully gets back to Bristol so that he and his wife can enjoy one another and start the ground work for International Talk like a Pirate Day. Do the Squire and the Doctor need the money?

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Does Jim Hawkins get anything? Perhaps Widow Hawkins gets her son back, now a killer and hardened brandy boozer, to sit in her tavern, bullying the regulars with tales of piracy and bloodshed while still barely twelve years old view spoiler [or how ever old he is hide spoiler ]. View all 31 comments. Feb 10, Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: travel , historical-fiction , recently-reviewed. Drink and the devil had done for the rest— Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

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Late in the voyage he discovers that most of the ship's crew are pirates with the worst one of all Long John Silver appearing to be his close friend. The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores. You would have let old John be cut to bits, and never given it a thought, doctor.

Livesey cheerily. A likeable rogue Long John Silver is bad, but has a heart of gold. He had killed many men in order to keep his promises and his chance of getting his share of pirate gold. The first time I read Treasure Island I was 11 or 12 and although it is a challenge for a child whose literary excursions were largely confined to the Famous Five, from Enid Blyton.

I loved every page. There is adventure, violence hilly , boats, good and bad guys, maps, a treasure and, best of all, pirates! At that age there is something profoundly evocative in words like pirate, ambush, musket and so forth and I have remembered Jim's adventures with great pleasure over the years. In a fit of no The first time I read Treasure Island I was 11 or 12 and although it is a challenge for a child whose literary excursions were largely confined to the Famous Five, from Enid Blyton. In a fit of nostalgia, I decided to read it again, even though I was genuinely worried that I would enjoy it again.

However, it is even better, as they have all the elements I remembered from childhood, but now I can appreciate it on a different level and see that it is not all adventure on the high seas, and Treasure Island is a book with live and complex characters. Long John Silver continues the charismatic bandit I remember and although he is a villain who cheats Jim, we can not help liking him.

You might say that Treasure Island will not be accessible to toddlers today but this book is immediately accessible to any child with imagination and attention over 2 minutes. In the same way, grown children will also like it because they can revive their childhood a little. View all 14 comments. May 30, midnightfaerie rated it really liked it Shelves: classics. Treasure Island was a swash-buckling adventure where the stakes were high and the Gentlemen of Fortune weren't so gentle when seeking their fortune.

I absolutely loved this book. Having never read it before, I picked it up because it looked to be a quick read, and I had books on route to my house and not much time before they got here, I thought I'd get another quick read off my list of classics. Immediately upon reading I wanted to get on a boat and search for buried treasure, but settled for p Treasure Island was a swash-buckling adventure where the stakes were high and the Gentlemen of Fortune weren't so gentle when seeking their fortune.

Immediately upon reading I wanted to get on a boat and search for buried treasure, but settled for playing in the sandbox in the backyard. Stevenson brings to life characters in a new and frightening way that held me captivated, in which Strange Case of Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde failed to do. He writes in such a way in this novel, that the characters come to life vividly and with great detail in my mind as I read, even though, when I later went back to re-read parts, the characters weren't defined nearly as minutely as I thought they were. I don't attribute this to my own imagination though. I think Stevenson's brilliance lies in the meticulous vagueness of his descriptions, allowing the reader to take the direction of their choosing with the character's appearance.

A perfect example of this is in Ben Gunn. My husband and I were watching Treasure Island with Eddie Izzard, and he commented on the age of Gunn, saying he'd seen another movie where he was old, opposed to this one, in which he was younger in age. So then I thought back to the book and wondered, what age was he? So I looked it up, and really, it could be interpreted in so many ways: " I could now see he was a white man like myself, and that his features were even pleasing. His skin, wherever it was exposed, was burnt by the sun; even his lips were black; and his fair eyes looked quite startling in so dark a face.

Of all the beggar men I had seen or fancied, he was the chief for raggedness. I was a civil, pious, boy For the time it was and the longevity of life span, especially for the pirates with so hazardous a life, they didn't live long. So maybe in his thirties? Besides the wonderful characters, the chapters were breathtaking, causing me to sit at the edge of my seat with each page turn.

What a wonderfully suspenseful tale with such colorful inhabitants! Even the slang was picturesque, with nicknames like "Barbeque" for Silver, and "Long John's Earrings" for the ropes strung across the ships decks that allowed our favorite character to pass easily from port to starboard with his one leg. And even though the movie I saw gave a satisfying death to the despicable Trelawney, I'm rather glad that the book left him alive at the end. It wasn't what I expected and it was more true to life.

The abhorrent man, who puts himself off as one of the good guys, never seems to be the one with a bad run of luck. And although Muppet Treasure Island was not exactly true to the original story, the Captain a frog? Overall, it was a superb book and an intoxicating adventure. A natural classic, with a huge following, underlying themes, and above all, a great deal of the Magic Factor, it's a story that will live through the ages and continue to be adapted in many ways and various forms for years to come.

Treasure Island is a beloved tale for both young and older readers alike. I highly recommend it.

I wonder how I missed reading this book when I was a child. The adventure of Jim Hawkins and his friends, the treasure hunt and pirates would have been alluring to my young mind. No matter, I'm happy that I read it at last. The book really surprised me. I expected a complete children's classic. But this is not so. It has mature substance.

There is treachery, mutiny, murder which serves a mature audience while there is also adventure and heroism which pleases both young and adult audiences. Jim H I wonder how I missed reading this book when I was a child. Jim Hawkins was a likable hero. His friends - the doctor, the captain and the squire were an interesting lot too. I was also taken by the pirates, especially the cunning and double dealing John Silver. Overall, it was a fun, light read. I enjoyed it. View 2 comments. Not only were they churning out great classics at a rate of knots, they were inventing whole genres - Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Picture of Dorian Gray, HG Wells - and Treasure Island is one of those, a novel which invented a whole a-harr talk like a pirate genre.

Stevenson's prose is quite magical, he absolutely convinced me with his descriptions of winds and seas and gunnels and jibs and booms and mizzenmasts and fo'c'sles it's okay, you can print the whole word - forecastle - there - the printer won't charge you any more and all of that. Plus, some of the ripest dialogue anywhere - "If that ain't to your fancy, some of my hands being rough, and having old scores, on account of hazing, then you can stay here, you can.

We'll divide stores with you, man for man; and I'll give my affy-davy as before to speak the first ship I sight, and send 'em here to pick you up Refuse that, and you've seen the last of me but musket-balls. Before an hour's out, I'll stove in your blockhouse like a rum puncheon. Laugh, by thunder, laugh! Before an hour's out ye'll laugh on the other side. Them that die'll be the lucky ones. Cap'n Flint says : As well as a ripping yarn, it's also a nifty dissection of the concept of being a "gentleman" which you may take sociologically, politically or psychologically, as suits ye best, ye lubbers.

Pieces of eight! A tot of rum would go down a treat! You weren't limited to just creating a novel; if you were talented, you could create a whole new kind of novel. Claim the prize. Flee the scene. End of the story. Alas, that is not how Robert Louis Stevenson envisaged the ending.

At this point, you have more than two thirds of the book to finish. Yet you carry on as if you haven't a clue about how the mariners who are on a death-mission will return absolutely unscathed, to enjoy the riches that the island bestowed upon them. Yes, because it is Stevenson. So, if you are not someone who is directionally- and spatially-challenged like me, and is fond of cursing like an old English sailor or a buccaneer Anu, are you reading this?

That was seriously messed up even for dootiful followers of the parlance! Remember, you'll only have young Jim Hawkins to save your butt in case you get caught in trouble. And, may luck be with you. As for the sheer literary brilliance of the book, I leave it up to you to decide I am not particularly partial to piratealect! He stabbed a faithful seaman in cold blood at the first chance he got-- and there's no glory in that, I tell you. He is an oleaginous wretch as Jim Hawkins has rightly said, and I have only that much regard for him.

View 1 comment. Last year I read Kidnapped and I was truly amazed by the fact that I ignored the existence of such a good novel, so I decided that I definitively have to read more Stevenson. Treasure Island was the second novel I ever read. Truth be told I remember it was a novel about a treasure in a desert island and someone a pirate?

Even though I had completely forgotten what Treasur Last year I read Kidnapped and I was truly amazed by the fact that I ignored the existence of such a good novel, so I decided that I definitively have to read more Stevenson. Even though I had completely forgotten what Treasure Island was about besides the treasure and the island , I was absolutely certain that I really enjoyed reading it and that it was a great book. So after the great experience of reading kidnapped I decided that I had to read Treasure Island one more time.

Actually I was sorry I waited so long for reading it again, this is simply a marvellous tale. The nautical terms and the pirate slang made reading a little slow at first but then I got used to it. The rest is awesome. If you read this book when you were young and kind of remember liking it, read it again. If, on the other hand, you kind of remember not liking it, then read it again, chances are you were too young to grasp all the beauty of this book.

Treasure Island is the result of a very talented author who puts in one place all the elements to create a classic of literature: A great plot, amazing descriptions, and incredibly well developed characters. The prose is magnificent: the pace is excellent with more than one cliff-hanger and a couple of twist that make you put the book down for a moment until you realise what just happened and then eagerly resume reading to know what will happen next.

Read it again if you read it when you were young. This review was also posted in my blog It's filled with well-rounded, enjoyable characters - Jim as the main, a mere child, was easy to enjoy as he led most of the story through his viewpoint. Long John Silver was twisted but fascinating and, having not read the story before, I was surprised with some of the faces he showed. Yes, I've been living under a rock in that regard.

Stevenson is a good writer - his words make a smooth sailing experience, talented and pretty but keeping on point to hold up pacing. Despite perks, the story itself is only average to me since I wanted a full fledged adventure and felt more could have been included. Skeleton Island had a personality we didn't get to fully explore, and most of what happened was predictable with little surprise. Sure, I didn't see some of the small twists, but overall the surprises weren't strong.

The book shines brightest at the beginning at the inn, but I thought it would keep going strong when they set sail. Instead sea travel is abbreviated and the rest of the book focuses mainly on the internal fighting of the men. While this was interesting, I'd like to see other things thrown in to shake things up. Keeping it a little basic makes it clear to me he was writing this more with young readers in mind. Overall it was a book that started much and deserves its place as a classic treasure. The writing is well done, the characters rich, although the story is a little bare bones.

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One of my wishes is to become a pirate for a determinate amount of time. I was looking for more adventure and the book was lacking it. Robert Louis Stevenson just takes the fun out of the story. It had potential and it all went to Hell. So thanks Mr. Stevenson, you did a good job on this one. Hell, here I come! It would be a lie. The keyword for this book? Read this review on ZombieHazard.

View all 38 comments. Treasure Island is one of those stories that is so famous you already know it prior to reading the book. The book is predominantly narrated by the teen which is the perfect entry point for younger readers. I liked that the story was split over five parts, a great way to dip in and out of the story over multipl Treasure Island is one of those stories that is so famous you already know it prior to reading the book. I liked that the story was split over five parts, a great way to dip in and out of the story over multiple days.

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Aug 15, K. Shelves: , core , classics , childrens. My first time to read this book. The reason why I read this book now is that my favorite author, Frank McCourt mentioned in his memoir Teacher Man that Robert Louis Stevenson was his favorite author when he was a young boy in Ireland.


When he moved to New York and during the first year of schooling, he submitted Treasure Island as his home-reading book and his literature teacher was impressed because his American classmates submitted books of contemporary now forgotten authors. After reading t My first time to read this book. After reading this book, I agree with McCourt's teacher.

This classic children's book is a readable as the day it first came out in Truly a proof of Stevenson's excellence in writing. Treasure Island is really the ultimate "young boy's book". I have not seen the movie or TV adaptations of this book but I now remember, when we were little, hearing my eldest brother singing this song that, according to Wiki, is entitled Sea Shanty: "Fifteen men on the dead man's chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest - Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of run! However, more than years after its first publication, the book is still being read by people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Who knows? It tells the story of Jim Hawkings who assists in the running of their inn in England during the 18th century. Their inn is not very busy because it is far from the crowded area so scrupulous translation: people hiding from something individuals become their clients. One of these is Billy Bones who has a secret: he used to be part of the crew of Captain Flint , a notorious pirate. One day, Bones is visited by a former fellow crew, Pew who gives him a treasure map.

When Bones opens the map, he saw a "Black Spot" that foretells bad luck and he drops dead of stroke. Jim and his mother opens his chest to get the amount due for Bones's board and lodging but before they could get the money, pirates arrive searching for the treasure map. The rest of the story is about the treasure hunt complete with lots of swashbucking actions that reminded me very much of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean and the flight to the DeadChest island, an island near the Norman Island located in British Virgin Island.

The movie series has many similarities with the book so, if you haven't read this and you are a Pirates' fan, you may want to consider reading the book first before seeing the third part of the series, On Stranger Tides. I saw it today and oh it was so good! Of course, still starring Johnny Depp: Oh, I am just desperate to get your votes! Jul 03, Lynx rated it really liked it Shelves: classic-literature. It's been decades since I last read this treasured classic see what I did there? I devoured it in 2 sittings. Stevenson pulls you into the journey and for those few hours magically transports you back in time to the swashbuckling decks of the Hispaniola.

But thats not all. By telling the adventure through the eyes of young Jim, you also get that wonderful feeling that usually escapes us adults, that life is an adventure and anything is possib It's been decades since I last read this treasured classic see what I did there? By telling the adventure through the eyes of young Jim, you also get that wonderful feeling that usually escapes us adults, that life is an adventure and anything is possible.

If you haven't ever read this do yourself a favour and pick it up, and for those like me who had forgotten that wonderful feeling and wish to recapture it, this won't disappoint. View all 3 comments. Oct 29, Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally. The CCLaP In which I read for the first time a hundred so-called "classics," then write essays on whether or not they deserve the label Essay Treasure Island , by Robert Louis Stevenson The story in a nutshell: Inspired by a doodle from his step-son and originally written as a rainy-day Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

The CCLaP In which I read for the first time a hundred so-called "classics," then write essays on whether or not they deserve the label Essay Treasure Island , by Robert Louis Stevenson The story in a nutshell: Inspired by a doodle from his step-son and originally written as a rainy-day family diversion, the slim children's book Treasure Island originally published serially in and '82 was not only the first novel of sickly genre author Robert Louis Stevenson's short career, but eventually one of his most famous. Essentially the tale of young adventurer Jim Hawkins, the story opens with him as a dutiful mama's boy off the southwest coast of England, helping to run a family inn that sees little action because of being located much more inland than most of the other local sailor-oriented hotels.

Ah, but this is exactly what brings the drunken, scary Billy Bones there, where it becomes quickly apparent that he is on the run and in semi-hiding from a whole crew of mysterious, nefarious characters; and when they finally show up after Bones' alcoholism-related death, the family realizes that they are in fact pirates, on the hunt for a treasure map that Bones stole from a recent mutinous voyage that went horribly, horribly wrong. This then convinces a group of local Victorian gentlemen and family friends to go after the treasure themselves, eventually buying a boat and hiring a local crew to take them to this far-off tropical island; but little do they realize that the sailors they've hired are none other than the surviving pirates of the former mutiny, led by the charismatic yet psychopathic one-legged "ship's cook" Long John Silver, who plan on turning on the ship's owners once actually reaching the island and retrieving the treasure they were forced to leave behind during their last voyage.

The rest of the book, then, is essentially an adventure tale, full of all kinds of legitimate surprises that I won't spoil here; let's just say that a lot of swashbuckling takes place, that many details regarding ship-sailing are faithfully recorded, and that the day is eventually saved by our fast-thinking teenage hero Jim, no surprise at all for a book designed specifically to amuse fellow teenage boys.

The argument for it being a classic: Well, to begin with, it's arguably the most famous pirate tale ever written, and in fact established for the first time many of the stereotypes now known within the genre, including one-legged buccaneers, treasure maps with a big 'X' on them, shoulder-sitting parrots squawking "Pieces of eight! The argument against: A weak one at best; like many of the genre prototypes of the late Victorian Age, one could argue that this is simply too flippant a tale to be considered a classic. But we already established a long time ago here at the CCLaP that genre stories are indeed eligible for "classic" status in this series, making this argument inapplicable in our case.

My verdict: Holy crap! What an incredible book! And what a refreshing change in this case to not have to add my usual caveat to statements like these regarding late Victorian genre experiments: " Hyde ; what a shame that this illness-plagued author ended up dying at the age of 44 in the prime of his career, instead of surviving to pen the truly mindblowing mature works I'm convinced that he had been capable of. And it's exactly for the reasons that his fans bring up that this book remains such an amazing one, and how it is that it can still easily be read for pleasure instead of having to force one's way through for historical purposes; because it is indeed not only a thrilling adventure tale, not only written in a style that largely rejects the purplish finery of the Victorian Age in which it was created, but is also a deceptively complex look at the entire nature of "gentlemanness" that was so prevalent at the time, gently poking holes in the entire notion of what it means to be a Refined Citizen of the Empire, even while acknowledging that a complete disavowal of these gentlemanly standards is even worse.

There's a very good reason that Long John Silver has endured so strongly in our collective imagination over the last century, when so many other fictional pirates have fallen by the wayside, because he turns out to be a surprisingly complicated character worth coming back to again and again, a vicious killer but with a consistent internal moral code worth perversely admiring; it's but one of many reasons that I confidently label this book a undeniable classic today, and highly recommend it to anyone on the search for the best of 19th-century literature.

Is it a classic? Apr 23, Jay Pruitt rated it liked it. In fact, Disney, the producer of Pirates of the Caribbean , did a movie remake of Treasure Island back in Some believe Disneyland's pirate ride, which opened in , was modeled after the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. We all know the story, or at least have heard the names. Vague memories from high school days "There's never a man looked me between the eyes and seen a good day a'terward" -- Long John Silver -- Long before there was a Captain Jack Sparrow , there was Long John Silver.

Vague memories from high school days gone by. The opening chapter is vivid in pirate lore. The bedraggled pirate, Billy Bones , checks into the seaside inn, Admiral Benbow , along with his pirate trunk. He drinks rum, sings "fifteen men on a dead man's chest" and befriends the son of the innkeeper, Jim Hawkins. He asks the young boy to let him know immediately if he spies a one-legged man. Soon after, a blind man enters the inn and gives the pirate a piece of paper with a black spot on it, and the pirate then promptly falls over dead.

Jim soon discovers a treasure map hidden in the pirate's trunk. Thus begins the adventure to find the lost treasure of Captain Flint. The main character, Long John Silver , is epic. He's the ultimate politician, as he tends to blow with the wind. One never knows who's side he's really on. He's a smooth operator.

He'll save your neck one minute, and slice it the next. His parrot, Flint , sits on his shoulder and squawks "pieces of eight! What can I say, you just gotta like my man, LJ! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story! Reviewer: Not You 15 - February 21, Subject: Good This is nice to listen to cause now I can be doing something else and still read a book at the same time. Sometimes the narrator is a little hard to understand but I thank him for taking the time to read this aloud. Reviewer: Dakota - November 17, really well written book and super well read!!

Reviewer: Carina - September 4, the story is a bit dull at times but the reader did an amazing job! Really easy to follow with the different accents for each character, it was very enjoyable. I really enjoyed listening. Would highly recommend this. Reviewer: Someone - February 27, its a little slow I didn't really understand some of the jargon Reviewer: Fake - October 2, Subject: Fakey i dont really like the reader but it is really helpful. Reviewer: Elizabeth - July 8, Amazing story read by a brilliant narrator. I can listen to the whole story all over again.

Excellent work Adrian! Captures the spirit of this great afventure. Reviewer: Dave - January 27, Subject: Storytelling splendor The narration alone has me wanting of more pages! Excellent work! Reviewer: Jen - December 15, Subject: Amazing reading! Great story, amazingly read! Adrienne, you have a very nice voice and a lot of talent. April 8, so is long john a good or a bad guy? I enjoyed it. Reviewer: Sammich - March 17, Subject: Great Narration Adrien is a great narrator, who performs each character so well it makes the book come to life!

Reviewer: jane - February 13, A really good book. The reader was really good. Wonderful reading. I hope I come across others that AP has narrated. Reviewer: Danny - November 24, Subject: Incredible Unforgettable story with classic characters and a brilliant performance reading by Adrian Praetzellis. Highly recommended! Reviewer: Shaun - October 28, Thank you for sharing this with me. I enjoyed every min of this book. Reviewer: Gary - September 29, Subject: Treasure Island Hard to imagine an audio book could be better done than this. I enjoyed it so much I listened to it 3 times in a row.

I would listen again just for the singing! Reviewer: Brian B.