Genres: Classical, Classical, Drama, Fiction, Survival Stories
The pirate adventure classic that started a genre. The narrator of the audiobook was difficult to understand, might need to reread this one!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“Robert Louis Stevenson’s cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins.
Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship’s crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike”
Treasure Island is a timeless classic and I thought I’d enjoy listening to it on audiobook. The story was great and I really enjoyed the quick catapult into the action from the beginning. We follow the story of young Jim Hawkins, the son of innkeepers, who takes in a pirate as a guest. Jim befriends the pirate who tells him to watch out for other pirates that come to town. Jim finds the pirate’s map of Treasure Island and teams up with the noble Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett and the Squire who journey to Treasure Island in search of the treasure. Pirates attack at every step, trying to steal the map from Jim and on their journey to the Island. Jim meets the infamous pirate Captain Long John Silver, who is difficult to read whether he is friend or foe.
I read this for the I really enjoyed the pirate story itself but found it very difficult at times to understand the British narrator’s pirate accent. I felt like I lost key points in the action and once I lost focus, it was difficult to regain my attention and catch up on what I missed. I will probably reread the book so that I can see and understand the story better.
Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge, – March keyword “treasure”
Back to the Classics Challenge – adventure classic and what an adventure it is!
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Have you read or listened to Treasure Island? What did you think? Are there any other pirate stories that you read or recommend? What’s your favorite “adventure classic”? Share your thoughts with me, I’d love to hear from you!