Also it is a very good recording quality. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! I will look for more titles read by this guy. While it seems the makers wanted to address the additional modern theme of diversity here, the un-pc truth of the matter is that your average European person of the 1700s would not have taken kindly to such a mix, and the way the crew, including its rich officers and financiers, blithely accept differences in nationality and complexions is, well, unconvincing. With the help from his stepfather Hank Dwayne Johnson he decodes the message leading him to find the map that leads him to Verne's mysterious island. I am not sure the ladies will appreciate the adventure, blood and violence.
I was so into this recording that I nearly drove out of gas. This is one of the best readers I've ever heard on Librivox or any other audio book for that matter. I can't think of a better antidote for a rainy day. He is notified about a coded message, and breaks into a satellite facility to fully receive it. . He does such a good job switching in and out of the various characters.
But unexpected problems arise as Alexander made a mistake that could change everything. The reading by Adrian Praetzellis is very good indeed. Along with Gabato and Kailani, Sean embarks on a mission to find his grandfather, the legendary Vernian Alexander. His Long John Silver voice is just fantastic. I enjoyed how Robert Louis Stevenson ended each chapter with something that forced you to want to go on.
And so begins a classic sea adventure. In my mind's eye it was as if they were telling the story. But even greater dangers lie ahead when Jim discovers that his trusted friend Silver is actually a scheming pirate with mutiny on his mind. He is such an excellent reader, I've enjoyed everything that he had read. An old sea captain named Billy Bones dies in the inn after being presented with a black spot, or official pirate verdict of guilt or judgment. I downloaded this book to listen to while driving on a long trip. I am always impressed by Mr.
I was delighted to rediscover it through Adrian Praetzellis's excellent reading, full of vim and gusto, and bringing each character to life with their own distinctive voice. Stevenson 1850-1894 was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. Summary by Adrian Praetzellis For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit. At the same time, there are also some added details e. Storyline: A futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Treasure Planet follows restless teen Jim Hawkins on a fantastic journey across the universe as cabin boy aboard a majestic space galleon. Although it retains the basic skeleton of the original plot, much has been added, and many key characters have undergone fundamental changes.
Well written, well read, and you should definitely listen to it as well! The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders. I was initially hostile to said changes but soon came to appreciate and enjoy the new sub-conflicts, many of which address universal themes e. I wish the Coen brothers would make a movie based on this. Befriended by the ship's charismatic cyborg cook, John Silver, Jim blossoms under his guidance and shows the makings of a fine shipmate as he and the alien crew battle a supernova, a black hole, and a ferocious space storm. The story is brilliant, and Adrian Praetzellis' interpretation makes it come alive.
Treasure Island is one of my favorite books, I read it at least once a year, and this was my second time listening to it. He does a good job of singing buccaneers too. Synopsis Ever since his adventure in the center of the Earth, Sean Anderson has been looking for other places mentioned by Verne and other Vernians. I simply could not stop listening to this book. . .
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