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BALLANTYNE, R.M.: Coral Island (The) (Abridged)


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BALLANTYNE, R.M.: Coral Island (The) (Abridged)

Shipwreck! Storms! Pirates! And…surfing? All the ingredients of the ‘boy’s own’ tale (and a few more) are brought together in this classic story.

Ralph has always longed for adventure and he finds it when he, along with the older and wiser Jack and the irrepressible Peterkin, are shipwrecked on a Pacific island. But their exploits don’t stop there. Apart from being battered by storms, they are attacked by sharks, kidnapped by pirates, and have to save a beautiful native girl from an unhappy marriage. They even get a chance to see some surfers in action!

The inspiration for Treasure Island and Peter Pan, R.M. Ballantyne’s story still fires the imagination—listen to it and you too might find yourself longing for the life of the adventurer and the ‘beautiful, bright, green, coral islands’.

Disc 1

  The Coral Island (Abridged)
1.   Roving has always been, and still is, my ruling passion… 00:04:25
2.   It was a bright, beautiful, warm day… 00:05:39
3.   As I slowly recovered… 00:04:50
4.   We now seated ourselves upon a rock… 00:06:00
5.   Now, as we hastened along the white beach… 00:04:57
6.   What a joyful thing it is to awaken… 00:07:04
7.   Thus we advanced to the foot of the hill… 00:07:14
8.   For several days after this excursion… 00:06:20
9.   Our encounter with the shark… 00:07:58
10.   Scarcely had the sun shot its first ray… 00:05:40
11.   While we were examining a small tree… 00:05:02
12.   The following morning… 00:04:43
13.   No human footprints were to be seen… 00:04:32

Disc 2

  The Coral Island (Abridged)
1.   'Come, Jack,' cried Peterkin… 00:06:29
2.   We gained the interior of the submarine… 00:04:52
3.   For many days after this… 00:05:18
4.   The mast and sail answered excellently… 00:05:39
5.   To our surprise, we found… 00:06:20
6.   For many months after… 00:06:34
7.   At this moment the chief advanced… 00:06:49
8.   We could by no means shake off… 00:06:09
9.   On awaking, we saw by the faint light… 00:06:49
10.   Here, instead of being rudely handled… 00:04:24
11.   Three weeks after… 00:07:47
12.   One day we were becalmed… 00:08:14

Disc 3

  The Coral Island (Abridged)
1.   For some time the swimmers continued… 00:08:04
2.   In the course of the evening… 00:08:53
3.   I then left him… 00:08:09
4.   I will not tax the reader's patience… 00:08:36
5.   When all was ready… 00:06:54
6.   We had ascertained from the teacher… 00:07:03
7.   Jack's face looked ghastly pale and haggard… 00:07:11
8.   As the time for our meditated flight drew near… 00:05:54
9.   For a long, long month… 00:05:12
10.   The scene that met our eyes… 00:06:55

Total Playing Time: 03:42:39

Ballantyne, Robert Michael

Forester, Wayne

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA394012

Barcode: 9789626349403

Physical Release: 09/2009

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