Audio CD Release For Silver: Return To Treasure Island

Whole Story Audiobooks have released the twelve-disc version of the unabridged reading by David Tennant of Silver: Return To Treasure Island today. The novel by Sir Andrew Motion is the follow-up to the much-loved children's tale Treasure Island. The discs contain around twelve and a half hours worth of reading from David.

From the publisher's website:

The thrilling follow-up to Treasure Island, as told by one of England's greatest contemporary writers.
July, 1802. In the marshy 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 with a request from her father, Long John Silver. The pirate proposes that Young Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, left behind many years before...
Featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates, and stories of love, valour and terrible cruelty, Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island - and a work of extraordinary authenticity and imaginative power from one of England's greatest writers.

About the Narrator

David Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in the 2005 TV serial Casanova and as Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has also appeared in many stage productions including the title role in the acclaimed RSC production of Hamlet.

Reviews and Press Quotes

The Express
“It whips along like a tea clipper in a fair breeze.”
The Times
“Like Stevenson, Motion has achieved that very difficult thing: a children's novel that works even better for adults. Look to your laurels, Rowling.”

Visit the Whole Story Audiobooks website to listen to a preview clip of David's reading and a video interview with the author interspersed with more samples from the audiobook and to place your order.