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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
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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
  • OREGON CITY, OR
  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer Fred
  • 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.

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  • Jaq Sqat
  • 2019-07-28

Pronunciation is terrible

narration is terrible - but funny too. for example, "He could hear the thumping of his crutch" is read " ...thumping of his cr*tch"

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  • Pam Martin
  • 2019-06-29

Great classic destroyed by reader

Illia Vasilets May be the worst reader on audible. I purchased the audio book to share with my grandchildren on a long trip, but Vasilets thick accent and Robert Lewis Stevenson’s rich language made the book incomprehensible to my young listeners. Vasilets expressionless drone put us into fits of pique at his mispronunciations or coma like sleep. I recommend avoiding this reader like the captain avoids Black Dog.