Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole participants about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17 -- , and go back to the time when my father kept the "Admiral Benbow" inn, and the brown old seaman, with the sabre cut, first took up his lodging under our roof.
So begins the timeless tale of Treasure Island, brought to life by acclaimed actor Charles Dance. His credits include the films White Mischief and Plenty and the television series The Jewel in the Crown.
Be Sure to look for other Everyman's Library Children's Classics on Audio: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Secret Garden.
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --Naomi Gesinger