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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (80,340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Tony Britton Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Defoe's masterpiece is part adventure and part do-it-yourself book. It describes the experiences of the resourceful sailor and castaway Robinson Crusoe. After escaping shipwreck and being swept on to an island with nothing but his wits, Crusoe survives - and even prospers - through his ingenuity and perseverance. He builds his own dwelling and makes furniture and clothes. He lives alone until the arrival of cannibals brings him an unexpected companion and the chance landing of mutineers gives him the opportunity to return home.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 2/16/2014

    " I like books where people get shipwrecked and have to build huts and grow their own food, etc. It's somewhat of a fantasy of mine, but I'm sure I wouldn't like it as much in reality as I do in my mind. On top of the above it also very much has spiritual/theological themes which I appreciated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/9/2014

    " For some, I imagine this would be quite dense- with a lot of religious prose to get through- but it is a truly wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 2/5/2014

    " Had its ups and downs, and took a while to finish, but all in all a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 2/3/2014

    " Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.... couldn't get enough..... life was so different then. RC spawned more than 600 rip-offs and I'm about to read the book that explains why! Desert Islands Discs is not one of my favourite radio shows for nothing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/25/2014

    " Everybody should read this at some point in their life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dillonef | 1/21/2014

    " but I was little and reading it for spite so this review may be very off "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 1/21/2014

    " I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. While slow paced and repetitive, I was enraptured by the protagonist's tale and was rooting for him from the start. Although Crusoe feels the need to tell us the same thing/describe the same procedures over and over again, his change in mentality throughout the book (as he grows up and becomes more knowledgeable and less rash) is fascinating. The fast paced ending was welcome and I'm glad everything turned out fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting book about how a man survives life sailing and all the troubles that is causes him doing so, including being stranded on a "mostly" deserted island. I do think many boys who don't particularly enjoy reading much would like this one full of adventures & trials. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liliana J'p | 12/10/2013

    " I did not enjoy it, at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Barry | 12/6/2013

    " Pretty cool book, i'm picking up a lot of intel about what to do if i'm ever stranded on an island. lesson #1 is that you want the ship that wrecked you to wreck on the shore so that you can get all the stuff out. For a book written in 1719 it's not that difficult a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Correen | 11/5/2013

    " I have avoided this book for many years, finally I was ready to enjoy the pleasure of the writing, meticulous attention to details, and the peek into times past. Robinson Crusoe leaves his family for a life at sea which turns out to be long years on an island. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 10/28/2013

    " We were on the island farming and breeding goats for waaaaaaaaaaay too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jurek Lipski | 10/6/2013

    " Would that I were so productive as to multiple my store to bountifully in this society as did Mr. Crusoe when he had none but cats and goats with which to divert himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 9/15/2013

    " reading this book was like doing first steps as a baby cause have i never read books which would give you chance to see something new in this world, see other colours in grey life. i liked this book very much and hope u'll like it too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 9/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book again. I haven't read it since high school, and it was nice to revisit it. I'd forgotten how much philosophy and introspection Robinson Crusoe does throughout the book. It was refreshing to read a book that reinforced my values without apologizing for them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 8/2/2013

    " While some parts were slow, I thought, in general it was a "page turner". Continually wondering what would happen next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 3/7/2013

    " I enjoyed it very much. Absolutely fascinating! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Tavolacci | 2/4/2013

    " Defoe is a brilliant storyteller here. I need a moment to think about how the notions of providence, Protestant faith, possession, and labor come together. I'm not entirely sure what he was attempting, but loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja Warner | 1/1/2013

    " I was reminded recently that I enjoyed reading Robinson Crusoe several years ago - so I read it again! I read a version published by Focus on the Family's Great Stories collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/2/2012

    " Different than I thought it would be...but quite the survival story. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Brewer | 7/7/2012

    " Good read that was made better reading it on the beach under a coconut palm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/17/2012

    " A fun read, but glad it was short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene | 4/9/2012

    " read to my children years ago "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Azalea | 1/2/2012

    " Just as tedious as Hemmingway's "Old Man and the Sea", but 10x longer or so. OH GOD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 10/27/2011

    " i so longed for my own deserted island after reading this "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cecilia Pryor | 10/2/2011

    " I loathe this book. A man trapped on an island with a tribe of uncivilized people should be an interesting adventure, not a snooze-fest that takes even a fast reader over a year to muddle through. If you're that interested, find a movie adaptation and leave the book to rot on its shelf. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dillonef | 6/29/2011

    " but I was little and reading it for spite so this review may be very off "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jurek | 6/29/2011

    " Would that I were so productive as to multiple my store to bountifully in this society as did Mr. Crusoe when he had none but cats and goats with which to divert himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simon | 6/28/2011

    " It was a book that I think most should read, but I did not much care for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell | 6/15/2011

    " A hugely influential work that seems to be a metaphor for European capitalism and expansion, accompanied by the expected hubris.

    After having read this I would recommend Swift's Gulliver's Travels which takes a more pessimistic view of man's nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candi | 6/13/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this book, I'm not sure I ever really did. I'm not sure I liked the main character that much. Which made the book difficult for me to read since he's alone for a good chunk of it. Although it was interesting to see how his mind worked and to see his creativity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 6/13/2011

    " i like this story but the language is too difficult for young people today. They won't stay with it to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 6/10/2011

    " Cannibals?! Long entries about acquiring provisions to survive on a deserted island?! Heavy-handed morality messages. I'm so glad that "children's literature" has evolved. I wouldn't have wanted to read this one as a child. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Prashansa | 6/8/2011

    " Well, the whole book was a collection of boring stuff. I just liked the part where Crusoe built his so-called castle. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Tony Britton is a renowned British classical stage actor who has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. On television, he has appeared in Holby City, The Way We Live Now, and The Saint.