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Treasure Island 2020

By Juan Rodriguez Aguilar, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Modern retelling of classic novel; some peril and swordplay.

Podcast Storytelling Gen-Z Media , BYU Radio Average run time: 30 minutes
Treasure Island 2020

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Way to much violence

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Too much violence

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There have been numerous stories reimagining Stevenson's classic tale, but this is the first to add more emotional complexity and depth to the classic, tried-and-true adventure. Treasure Island 2020 creatively focuses on the sleepy beachside setting of Montauk as a way to juxtapose the ordinary with the extraordinary events that quickly unfold once James and his friends begin their adventure. The characters feel relatable and modern, which allows this version to connect to parents, kids, and teens alike. This exciting audio retelling takes out everything we don't miss about the classic -- like the racist language and outdated stereotypes -- while keeping some of the story's well-known characters like Billy Bones and Long John Silver. And let's not forget the clear, crisp, and immersive audio quality typical of Gen-Z Media productions.

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