Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611205992
Publication Date: January 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 narrated the Midnight Twins trilogy by Jacquelyn Mitchard, "Casting Off" by Nicole R. Dickson, and "Smooth Talking Stranger" by Lisa Kleypas, and directed the Earphones Award-winning performance of "Heaven's Keep" narrated by Buck Schirner.
"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