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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Siobhan McKenna Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, etc., who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continued variety for threescore years, besides her childhood, was 12 year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother), 12 year a thief, eight Year a transported felon in Virginia, at last grew rich, lived honest, and died a penitent. Written from her own memorandums. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/18/2014

    " With the novel still in its infancy as a genre of literature, Defoe has composed an almost journalistic treatment akin to a biography of a well-known criminal outcast. The author has however given one of the best treatments of character and investigation of moral ambiguity committed to the pages of fiction. It is revealed at the outset that the eponymous heroine carries the alias by which she is known in the criminal underworld. Moll, born to a felon sentenced to transportation to America in Newgate prison is a social outcast whose naivete teaches her from bitter experience to adapt coping strategies to survive. These, as the seriousness of her predicament deepens merge into criminal acts which test the readers' willingness to relax their own moral judgements in sympathy with this abandoned and cheated woman. The author has provided a heart-rending account of how marriage and abandonment can determine a woman's circumstances, as Moll learns to use deception as her only defence against the self-serving whims of her lovers and husbands. Defoe has the plot traverse the Atlantic several times as Moll's past and present merge to fashion her downfall and eventual reprieve. A classic of literature without any question. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cat | 2/14/2014

    " Most interesting when Moll is spouting off lines like these: "She is always Marry'd too soon, who gets a bad Husband, and she is never Marry'd too late, who gets a good one: In a Word, there is no Woman, Deformity, or lost Reputation excepted, but if she manages well, may be Marry'd safety one time or other. . . ." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandi | 2/9/2014

    " Ok...she just goes from man to man. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christin | 2/1/2014

    " Remarkably dull and boring -this novel went on and on with useless adjectives that ambled aimlessly, to the point my mind seemed to go on auto-pilot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Stanley | 1/22/2014

    " I could not get into this story, as much as tried. I intended to get to the end and not toss a classic to the curb, but really, I cannot be bothered to pick it up again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerri Brissette | 12/16/2013

    " From references to this book plus a movie I only somewhat remember, I expected this to be a very amusing romp of a light hearted, fairly immoral woman. As it turns out, it's a not-so-amusing story of a woman who was a common thief (but not totally due to neccesity); a woman who seemed incapable of being honest even with her husbands and best friends; and worse of all a cold hearted mother though she claimed to love her children and found it hard to desert them, nevertheless, she did so repeatedly. I am not a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 12/11/2013

    " I loved and hated this one in turns. The fact that there are no chapters or stopping points, made it difficult for me in the beginning. I also found Moll Flanders to be quite an annoying and egotistical character, but by the end she did have a few redeeming qualities. I did enjoy the historical aspect of the novel though, and for that I gave it 3 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 11/28/2013

    " Really not my favorite book in the world. I found it unbelievable and unlikely. I also did not really like Moll, so when you dont like the main character as a person it is hard to like the book. It did surround my favorite time period though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.L. Falconer | 10/29/2013

    " This was a lot better than I thought it would be. As I stated about Chelsey Handler's book, it's suspect that any one person could have so much misadventure in one lifetime, but, whether true or not it's a fascinating read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen F | 10/25/2013

    " Saucy! Quite a bawdy romp of a novel for its time, the early 18th Century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 9/18/2013

    " Absolutely wonderful! I was completely riveted from beginning to end. I wish it had been longer. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mosh Mavrakis | 5/17/2013

    " I love Moll! A real character representative of the different social hierarchies of 18th century England. An oldie but a goodie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Greer | 11/24/2012

    " A great taste of the wit and fun of the 18th century... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carly | 8/22/2012

    " This is one of the first novels ever written. And that is about the most interesting thing about it. I recall very little about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/30/2012

    " I think I read this in tandem with Swift. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaia | 5/18/2012

    " An interesting book dealing with the difficulties of being a woman in the late 1600's and the choices that must be made in order to survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette Radcliff | 4/15/2012

    " this book was actually a little boring for me. it was too wordy and i kind of lost interest. i loved the movie and wanted to read the book. the movie in this case is the best bet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Pederson | 12/3/2011

    " I so enjoyed this book! (I've seen the '96 ITV version with Alex Kingston also) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mairead | 11/27/2011

    " No chapters made this pretty difficult to read. Aside from that, it had a dark subject matter and was great for sifting through for my essays. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eliza | 10/30/2011

    " I might need an English teacher to tell me what I'm missing in Moll Flanders. I get the social commentary on women's roles and rights in society, certainly, but after 60 pages of Moll's hysterical yet petty voice, I needed a break. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 6/13/2011

    " How is it that I love this whore? I was not raised to love whores. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anya | 5/30/2011

    " Fantastic, elucidating adventures of a smart, sexy woman bent on survival. Strongly considering making a movie adaptation. The female version of Barry Lyndon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huma | 5/10/2011

    " For "the first novel ever written," if we buy that claim, this book was absolutely hilarious. So entertaining! Moll's infuriating, though, but you kind of have to love her for her ridiculousness and awfulness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 5/9/2011

    " What a woman and what a book! I thoroughly enjoyed this and would now consider one of my favourite classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/6/2011

    " I found this book amazingly funny. The crazy things that Moll Flanders gets herself into had me laughing out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinderfox | 4/4/2011

    " Love, love, love.

    So glad I don't live her life, but what an mazing story. Lots of twists, turns, ups, downs, and laughs along the way. She may be responsible for birthing half the population of England, and robbing the other half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/4/2011

    " This did strain the bounds of credibility at times, but that was all part of the fun. The format did make it a bit hard to read (what can I say, I like chapters), but overall it was an interesting read. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (1660–1731), born in London as Daniel Foe, was a novelist, pamphleteer, journalist, and political spy. He is celebrated for his frank and dramatic realism in fiction and the accuracy, vigor, and lucidity of his journalism. Considered the father of the English novel, he was also the first author of ghost stories in English literature. He is best known for his novels Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders.