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Treasure Island

Narrated by: Illia Vasilets
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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. Arrr Jim lad! 

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the South Pacific.

Public Domain (P)2017 My Ebook Publishing House

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  • Andrea R. Zabcik
  • 2018-05-11

Didn’t finish

The narrator mispronounces several words per paragraph -almost per sentence even- to the point where I couldn’t listen and understand what was being said. I can not recommend this version of the audiobook. I gave up after about three chapters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-31

Difficult

Full marks for effort reading this in English, but there were so many complete mispronunciation it became difficult (at times impossible) to follow or understand.

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  • Chelsea Harper
  • 2018-04-05

Disappointed

I’m SURE this a great book, but unfortunately I could barely understand anything the narrator was saying - the speed in which he was talking and his accent just didn’t jive for me. Thankfully I only used a credit to purchase this book because I would’ve been upset if I would’ve used my money.

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  • fred w hess
  • 2019-11-01

The Reader was terrible!

Need a better narrator! More expression! Had to fight myself to stay awake! Have read the book as a youngster! Enjoyed it then!

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  • Rachel Anne Redield
  • 2019-10-11

Bad

The quality of the narrator is very bad. His accent is difficult to understand at times and he adds no color to the story. He is monotone. Don't waste your money.

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  • Gregory Nole
  • 2020-08-07

Laughably bad narrator

I’m not sure if a human is reading this since it is SO bad. Words totally mispronounced and inflection so wrong it sounds like a machine translation. I’m pretty sure it was produced as a joke. It is a sad performance to a classic. You are better off watching Muppet Treasure Island movie.

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  • Barbara Williford
  • 2020-06-30

Choose a different version

While the book was a classic and well written, full of adventure and intrigue, the narration fell short. The narrator’s reading was choppy, often repeating himself. There was loud background interference in some parts and in others, a different narrator would come in and add sections. While the storyline and plot was great, it was ruined with sub par narration. Choose another version with different narration.

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  • Marcie Bochman
  • 2019-10-01

Editing if the performance was lacking

The reader made mistakes and reread sentences multiple times each chapter and it was never edited out.

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  • Fredwak
  • 2019-08-18

disappointing

this classic novel is read with a strange (slavick?) accent. quit before completing, it was too hard to listen to.

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  • repica1
  • 2019-07-31

the narrator is very bad.

i couldnt get into the book because of the narrator. Very monotone and hard to picture the scenes in my mind.