Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611205992
Publication Date: January 24, 2012
When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs reads Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broke from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold? Convinced that Stevenson's book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its Core Values: boldness, resolution, independence and horn-blowing. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a hostile Amazon parrot that refuses to follow the script, our heroine embarks on a domestic adventure more frightening than anything she'd originally planned.
Emily Durante has been narrating audiobooks for over ten years and is also an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook director. She has been acting since the age of seven and has performed in a number of stage productions at the professional, collegiate, and regional levels.
"Levine is a wonderful storyteller with a vibrant voice. 'Treasure Island!!!' a rollicking tale, shameless, funny and intelligent." - The New York Times
"...irreverent comic novel of self-empowerment..." - O Magazine, "16 Books to Watch for in January 2012"
"This highly original, farcical novel will keep you entertained." - Library Journal
"A hoot." - Kirkus Reviews
"...bitterly funny...Levine sports an original, brutally witty voice..." - The Washington Post
"...an engaging read. Levine's subtle insight about the egocentric nature of our society is knife-sharp..." - StarTribune
"...tremendously funny...It's rare to find a protagonist so intensely unlikable and yet so entertaining as our 25-year-old narrator..." - Time Out Chicago