Dead Man's Chest

  • by Roger L. Johnson
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dead Man's Chest, written as a sequel to Treasure Island, begins with Long John Silver's escape from the merchantman ship Hispaniola at Puerta Plata and culminates with the American Revolution more than a decade later. It describes in rich detail the unholy alliance between this softhearted cutthroat, his teenage nephew, David Noble, and Captain John Paul Jones. Together, they work to retrieve a king's ransom of Spanish gold and jewels from a dead man's chest.

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What the Critics Say

"Roger Cosham demonstrates his narrative versatility with deft changes of tone and inflection, and pacing that keeps the lengthy book from becoming tedious. Fans of naval stories should love Johnson's book, which honors Stevenson's classic." (AudioFile)

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Tried to like it.

I had just finished listening to Treasure Island and liked it well enough to give this book a try. I tried to like it, but just couldn't get there. I finished it, but only barely. The narrator is not the best, certainly not compared to David Buck on Treasure Island. None of the characters were compelling or likable to me. I don't know this to be true, but I got the distinct impression that this was the author's first book. It may have been written with children in mind, like Treasure Island, but even so, it was not compelling. Maybe the comparison to a classic like Treasure Island is not perfectly fair, but it is inevitable if you set yourself up as a sequel. I've listened to lots of books from this site and only not finished one of them, but this was close to being the second. Again, I didn't hate it, just didn't like it enough to be happy about using my time and credits on it.
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- Bradley

Pirate Tale

Supposed to be related to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure island. Perhaps. I think it is better, than Treasure Island.
More of a fictional account of young John Paul Jones, before he became famous, than anything else.
Left me wanting to hear the rest of the story.
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- Robert B.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.