Treasure Island (Deseret Alphabet Edition) (Deseret Alphabet Classics) (Volume 43) Paperback – September 13, 2016
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- Paperback : 226 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1537480456
- ISBN-13 : 978-1537480459
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.51 x 9 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 13, 2016)
- Language: : English
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- #236,719 in Classic Literature & Fiction
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"I consider him as if it had been the day past," where the original says, "I remember him as if it had been yesterday." Almost every sentence has phrases that hardly make sense. This should be removed from Amazon.
All of the sayings & characters that I have heard for years finally come together in this book. Long John Silver & his parrot, "Yo Ho Ho & a bottle of Rum", 15 men on a dead man's chest.....the list goes on & one. I don't know why I waited so long to read it.
I don't know anything about sailing or a lot of the sailing terms that were used in the book, but it really doesn't matter. What matters is the descriptions of the characters, the trip, the adventure, the treasure. There was enough backstabbing, adventure, piracy and the like to entertain all, no matter their age.
The narrator does a great job, but it does take some getting used to his very English accent. However, the accents that are used are what makes the book so much fun to listen to! I was given an Audible version of this book by the narrator/publisher & chose to review it.
P.s. Disney did it better, i really wanna watch Treasure Planet now.
Young boy Jim Hawkins encounters a man, old Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn in England. Billy Bones tells young Hawkins to keep an eye out for a one-legged scoundrel (Long John Silver). With that moment, Hawkins is pulled into a dangerous adventure.
Bones is attacked by former shipmates and dies (of a stroke) a short time later. The shipmates attack the lodge, but Hawkins and his mother have already taken the pirate's map from Bones' belongings and made their escape from the inn. Jim shares the map with some local respectable men, who decide to seek this treasure and take Jim on as a cabin boy.
On the island where the treasure should be buried, Jim encounters Ben Gunn, a former shipmate of the dreaded pirate who buried the treasure they now seek. Jim navigates the rough world of the pirate life while trying to remain a good, solid young man despite Silver's taking him under his wing. And when the treasure chest is found and the chest is empty, Jim, and Silver, face a mutinous crew ready to kill the leader and his protected boy.
So often we find literature from this era to be a bit dry and difficult to read due to our changes in reading habits and styles of writing, but this book holds up incredibly well. It moves along swiftly and is quite exciting to read. This can still be considered a page-turner as we can't wait to find out what happens next to Jim along his journey.
This is definitely highly recommended.
Looking for a good book? If you think you can't read that 'old stuff' because it's slow reading, then pick up this classic, <em>Treasure Island</em> by Robert Louis Stevenson, and be brought into an exciting adventure story.
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Lenghth: I am a fast reader and it took me less than a week to finish. I think the average time to finish it is one week.
Language : It did not have any swear words in it and is reatively easy to understand
Enjoyment: It depends whether you can bear some boring parts. I would stick with it because the ending is interesting and it is a good book
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 stars. A bit boring but very interesting, fun and as I like pirates an AWESOME book. Not for everyone though
I could go about writing a long review about these delightful stories from the past. But, the idea of boring people right through the review isn't why reviews are written for, first of all. Trust me reading some books as these in the adulthood period of your life, is the best thing to do. For while you are young you are granted with forgetfulness, but being in this phase, it totally gives you a chance to go back to those memory lanes you walked past years ago. I love to cherish such moments. Don't have to think twice, get set going with this wondeful story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the journey about the Pirates and their hunt for the treasure won't disappoint you.
I can happily answer in the affirmative. 'Treasure Island' not only has a plot that moves swiftly and logically from development to development, but is also stocked full of a cast of characters that will long remain in your mind and heart. From brave Jim Hawkins, our hero and narrator, to the enigmatic and dangerous Long John Silver, there are enough well-drawn characters here to populate a whole series of books. Their adventures prove intoxicating, and it is with sadness rather than relief that the last page in their tale is turned.
Due to the age of this story, descriptions of other ethnic groups are old fashioned. Some of these descriptions, although have very derogatory origins, are used in this book to describe appearances rather than sully the nature of the races described.
The writing style of this book is quite old, but as the story was written in the 1880's, this is to be expected, but did make interpreting the meanings behind sentences a bit tricky.
That aside, the book was a good read. The story was simple to follow and didn't deviate much away from the core plot. The characters were described visually well, but through the story and interpretations from the characters painted a more detail of them which was good to read.
The ranks of the crew members were clear and stayed consistent which made recognising them easier.
The plot was predictable, but this may have more to do with the fact this story has been made into a film which I have seen, so I already knew the story well.
It was good to read how the characters behaved and reacted when trusts were broken and re-forged depending on what was needed at the time, and what was to be gained. Seeing the young character Jim Hawkins move between the commanding team and the crew was interesting, as was his understanding and interpretations of the situations and events that unfolded around him either at the hands of others, himself or the elements. The same can be said for John Silver.
This is definitely a good story to read, especially to see how the modern language has changed. It's also nice to read the story that has inspired so many other films and books in modern culture.