Audible Originals takes to the high seas this month as the Amazon-owned audiobook service releases a new full cast recording of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 classic, Treasure Island.
Stevenson’s timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny stars BAFTA-nominated Catherine Tate (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.
SYNOPSIS (as if you needed it!)
When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins’ parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined.
When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold. Soon after setting sail to recover the treasure, Jim realises that he’s not the only one intent on discovering the hoard.
Suddenly he is thrown into a world of treachery, mutiny, castaways and murder, and at the centre of it all is the charming but sinister Long John Silver, who will stop at nothing to grab his share of the loot…
This title is scheduled to be released on 17/08/2017 and can be pre-ordered by both new and existing Audible members.
Amazon’s Audible offers more than 200,000 audiobooks including best sellers, new releases, sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, autobiographies and more.
Each title can be bought as a one-off purchase but big savings can be made by taking out a £7.99 subscription which entitles you to download one complete book per month.
Purchased and downloaded titles can be played on your iPad, iPhone or Android mobile devices, making them an ideal way to pass the time during your daily commute.
Even better, the service offers a 30 day free trial which means you can download any title at absolutely no charge.
If you’re new to the service, this is a perfect chance to grab yourself a completely free copy a Sci-Fi thrill which normally sells for £14.99.