Digital Download Naxos AudioBooks 1997
CD ISBN 978-962-634-117-9 $17.98 Two CDs
DD ISBN $12.00
Lush music introduces this gripping tale and returns as the appropriate accompaniment when the action ebbs and flows. John Sessions's performance is splendid; his rich Scottish accent characterizes young David Balfour, and he portrays slimy Uncle Ebenezer with just the right tone. Sessions's best creation is the ship's captain, who sounds just like every sea captain should--gruff and strong willed. The subtle humor of having porridge for every meal is revealed by Sessions's pronunciation of the lackluster dish. Sound effects add the perfect touch; listeners will feel as if they're at sea when they hear the summer storms and seagulls. This is armchair adventure at its best. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2015]
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