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A wonderful reading by John Sessions who blasts life into Stevenson's characters and brings out the excitement, romance, humour and tragedy found in the novel. This is an example of the performance really enhancing the original text - I enjoyed it so much that I've already listened to it several times. The only problem is that this is an abridged edition - indeed all of the readings by Scots actors (Sessions, James MacPherson, Tom Conti, plus a newly-released Penguin audio book read by Robbie Coltrane) are ridiculously truncated, whilst the unabridged versions are narrated by a motley group none of whom can pull off even one decent Scots accent, never mind the variety of regional accents required to do justice to this great story.
A full-length version by one of our character actors and please, one with the skill or the background to read a 7-hour novel with convincing Scottish accents - Sessions or Coltrane, perfect - is definitely overdue.
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A true classic! Masterly narrated. Brilliant adventure placed in an authentic Scottish time & place setting.