Silver by Andrew Motion audiobook

Silver: Return to Treasure Island

By Andrew Motion
Read by David Tennant

Dreamscape 9780224091190
11.55 Hours Unabridged
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In the eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father—Long John Silver. Aged and weak but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint’s hidden bounty. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was. Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island, a work of extraordinary authenticity and imaginative power from one of England’s greatest writers.

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A Library Journal Best Book

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

In the eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father—Long John Silver. Aged and weak but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint’s hidden bounty. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was.

Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island, a work of extraordinary authenticity and imaginative power from one of England’s greatest writers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The ship of Motion’s prose rides gracefully, his descriptions of nature buoying the senses firmly enough to hold even a young reader’s interest. ...With Silver, Andrew Motion places the poet adventurer up in the sky where he belongs, coasting and gliding in favorable winds, pointing the way to literary treasure.” New York Times
“Motion shares that wickedly delightful sense of story and language of his predecessor…a page-turner that thoughtfully questions its own world—and makes you long for a sequel to the sequel.” Oprah.com
“Motion writes beautifully…A darker world than Stevenson’s with real evil and genuine loss in it—and a tentative but credible burgeoning love story. Considered as a sequel, Silver more than holds its own as an adventure story.” Irish Independent (Dublin)
 “A splendid adventure story in its own right.” Guardian (London)
Silver is quality work with equal portions of ‘friendship, loyalty, and pirates’ written by a master conjurer of words and phrases.” Buffalo News
“[David] Tennant’s every word is magic. His guttural vowel pronunciations resonate delightfully, and his piratical rasps and mimicry of mynah bird Spot are amazing. Andrew Motion’s pastiche captures the period’s formal prose, which sparkles with vivid description and dynamic exploits.” AudioFile
“As modern sequels to well-loved classics go, this worthy follow-up by former British poet laureate Motion has everything: a seagoing adventure with endearing heroes, barbarous pirates, venomous snakes, a loquacious parrot, and romance. Can’t miss.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Motion matches the raw vitality of Stevenson, though his conclusion is far more grim…his ambition is admirable, as is his stylistic elegance.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Motion

Author Bio: Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion is the author of three biographies and a number of books of poetry. In 1999 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Great Britain, and he is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Motion serves as head of the Literature Panel of the Arts Council and frequently broadcasts on the BBC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English