"Young Jim Hawkins recounts this first-person adventure of piracy and treasure hunting, recounting his "life before the main." Tim Gregory narrates each word with loving tones as he revives this classic tale for today's listener. Gregory never falters over the all-too-familiar nautical and piratical phrases. Long John Silver, Black Dog, and other sailors conspire against Jim and his "partners," Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney, in their search for treasure on a deserted island. Bloody adventure and cruel murder are brought to life in Gregory's evenly paced tones. As the narrator portrays the young hero, the listener, regardless of age, is drawn into Stevenson's swashbuckling story of the quest for treasure in the tropics of Hispaniola."
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