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Treasure Island

An Audible Original Drama
Durée : 6 h et 23 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny, starring Catherine Tate (BAFTA-nominated, The Catherine Tate Show, The Office, Doctor Who), Philip Glenister (Outcast, Life On Mars), Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, Pulse, Last Legion) and Daniel Mays (The Adventures of Tintin, Rogue One, Atonement) amongst others.

Featuring: Stephen Critchlow, James Doherty, Philip Glenister, Peter Gold, Ed Harrison, David Holt, Gerran Howell, Matthew Jure, Daniel Mays, Gerard McDermott, Paul McEwan, Harry Myers, Greg Page, Richard Reed, Mark Straker, Catherine Tate, Owen Teale and Ben Whitehead.

Public Domain (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • G. Vanlo
  • 11/09/2019

Hard to listen to.

This book was hard to listen to, very loud and annoying. Too many sound effects. Would have been better if the story was just told.

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  • Patrick Henderson Jr
  • 11/09/2019

The actual book is better.

I prefer a reading or a dramatic reading. This version is more of a dramatization.

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  • Jenne
  • 07/09/2019

Disappointed

I had hoped this was an actual BOOK.... it’s basically Netflix in your earbuds. Not impressed. Glad I didn’t pay for it. But hey! Maybe you all will like it!! :)

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  • Jaclyn Little
  • 11/09/2019

Bored from the jump

Struggled to get into the book so I couldn't even finish it. Or really even start it for that matter.

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  • Rachel Heisel
  • 07/09/2019

Hard to Listen to

I wanted to like this story but I couldn't finish listening to it. The reader was too difficult to understand.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10/09/2019

Not good

it was not very good for my taste. I would not recommend to a friend

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  • Stacy
  • 03/08/2019

I Thought it Would be the Book

This is good for a dramatization, but I had thought I was downloading the actual book. I looked to see if it said it was abridged, but it didn't. I think I the word, "reimagining" was their attempt at indicating that it wasn't the original text, but I took that to mean dramatized. I wish whenever it isn't the original text, they would say so plainly.

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  • Tad Davis
  • 12/09/2017

A reflective adventure

The Audible dramatization of Treasure Island is excellent, with only a few false steps. Owen Teale is great as Silver, with his combination of flattery and ruthlessness. (I would have expected no less of Alliser Thorne.) But that points to one of the false steps here: the cast is named but not the parts they play; I was able to confirm that Teale was Silver only by locating a press release online. That seems a little ungenerous to my way of thinking.

For the record: besides Teale, Philip Glenister is Dr Livesey; Daniel Mays is Ben Gunn; Catherine Tate is Jim's mother. And who among the named cast plays Jim Hawkins, who with his narration has by far the most audio time? No idea. Even Audible'a promotional video doesn't mention him.

Another false step is that there are long gaps of silence between scenes. It's not unusual for an audio play to observe a moment of silence to mark a transition. But here, the gaps between scenes last several seconds; a couple of times I wondered if I'd gone into sleep mode by mistake. These gaps seem tailor-made for some linking music to be added in post-production, but there isn't any. It affects the pace. The gaps seem to slow things down. (There IS music from time to time, usually to set a somber or threatening tone.)

It's a subdued production: a quiet, gritty Treasure Island, one that avoids flashy swashing and buckling in favor of soft and sinister exchanges. And it's a reflective adaptation: with the help of a few lines and a couple of scenes not in the book, it creates a much stronger sense of moral ambiguity than in the book. The Jim Hawkins who returns from the voyage is a very different person than the boy who left, and the difference is bittersweet and satisfying.

In general the production adheres closely to the events of the book — including lots of narration from Jim Hawkins — but it does make some changes. Some scenes are expanded with additional dialogue to good effect (Israel Hands is given a chance to shine, as is Silver's parrot); other changes are apparently made just for the sake of change. Abraham Gray, a brave and honest seaman in the book, is presented here as a sniveling coward.

But despite its subdued tone, and a few changes I found jarring, I found it a compelling listen, one that drew me in by its quiet intensity rather than histrionics. I put that down to the excellence of the cast and the sound design. It's an oddly intimate version of an action-packed adventure.

A version of Treasure Island stands or falls by its Long John Silver and its Jim Hawkins. Both are excellent here: multifaceted and multilayered. And they are given a "necessary scene" at the end that is missing from the book; it's a scene that appears in several film versions of the story, but here it's given straight, without a trace of sentimentality.

The producers have given themselves (and the writer) enough runtime to develop the story much more fully than is usually the case. I enjoyed it a lot, and I recommend it.

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  • Cole MacGrath
  • 09/09/2019

This is not the Treasure Island I remember

I knew going into this that it was not a direct reading of the source material, but it feels divorced from the original content. I normally like audio plays, but this one left me wanting.

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  • Just bein' rational
  • 07/09/2019

unusable as Audible th appreciate actors efforts

this is recorded like a play with wonderful authentic accents mostly Cockney English. While I would love this in a play, it was not recorded well enough with separate mics to work as an audible. I could not hear enough to make it enjoyable regardless of volume

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  • rodeo
  • 01/03/2019

Spannende Reise

Die Sprecher sind sehr gut getroffen. Die Abweichungen und Kürzungen sind in Ordnung. Jim hat dann ein paar modernere Ansichten. Insgesamt wirklich schöne Erzählung zum mehrfach hören!