Jim Hawkins is a young boy who lives at his parents’ inn, near Bristol. After Billy Bones, an old sea captain, mysteriously dies at the inn, Hawkins unlocks his sea chest and finds a treasure map. The mysterious treasure map arouses Jim’s curiosity and sparks a wild and adventurous treasure hunt. Before long, Jim has gathered a crew of untrustworthy pirates and sails off to Treasure Island. Long John Silver with his missing leg and his parrot is part of the voyage.
How did captain Billy Bones die? Was he murdered? Where did he get the treasure map from? Will Jim Hawkins and his crew reach Treasure Island? What is John Silver’s role in this story? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure 1883 novel ”Treasure Island”.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial issues, but he kept on travelling and writing. Although his writing has often been considered pure entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson’s works with his own. His most famous novels are ”Treasure Island” (1883), ”Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” (1886), ”Kidnapped” (1886) and ”A Child’s Garden of Verses” (1885).