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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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The Macmillan Readers series is one of the most popular and respected series of Readers for learners of English. Macmillan Readers are simplified 'retellings' of an original work. They are created by highly-experienced ELT writers.

The young Robinson Crusoe ignores his father's advice and decides to become a sailor. But Crusoe is soon caught up in violent storms and finds himself shipwrecked on a remote island where he must live for the next 28 years. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Lange | 2/15/2014

    " A literary classic. I found this provoking adventure story a bit boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elani Myburgh | 1/26/2014

    " I loved this book!! I had to read, and re-read, many passages as I was reluctant to leave any moment described behind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/23/2013

    " Aside from the telling nature of the prose, Defoe's best-known work is a marvel of the times, and is still a masterpiece today. The integration of cultures and the characters who embody them makes for a fascinating read. The blurred line between civilized and savage is very central to the plot, with religion being the key to truly becoming a virtuous human being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Clayton | 12/20/2013

    " A fantastic meditation on the existence of God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arman | 12/14/2013

    " I would ae loved it but damn it got so boring! Started it two years ago and still not sure when I'll have THAT MUCH free time to finish it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hether | 12/12/2013

    " I really wanted to like this - but boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haaze | 12/4/2013

    " Excellent piece of literature allowing me to immerse myself in an 18th century mindset. The English language itself is an experience with the long seemingly everlasting sentences. The long journey of Robinson's life is truly a classic and especially so if one allows oneself to pick up an unedited version with the original language. It makes me want to explore the 18th century further. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy | 12/2/2013

    " Well written, but harder to read than most of the books I'm used to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Yetz | 12/1/2013

    " Loved it. It did more than entertain me, it really made me think about what is important in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Thomas | 11/27/2013

    " This was the first novel ever written. Nothing like the films, because lots happens before he gets stranded, and afterwards. Remarkable, as it's entirely inside his head. Amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 11/25/2013

    " Would be 2 stars but its interesting historically "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Barry | 9/20/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larry | 7/20/2013

    " Quite different from what I remember as a kid. Quite gruesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/20/2013

    " His tenacity and will to live are captivating. Vivid characters. Compelling. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 3/17/2013

    " An interesting 2nd read, first time was in school at an early age and I clearly didn't recall the "depth" of the story. Back cover claims it to be the first English novel ever written.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 2/4/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed finding out how he survived on an island alone. Interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gokhan | 12/6/2012

    " The harsh reality of slave-trading and oppression of the black is covertly depicted in this witfully written novel by Robinson Crusoe. A must read for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cedar Sanderson | 11/30/2012

    " My copy is an 1895 edition that was edieted for use in schools at that time. Foot notes were added to explain some things, and I believe some editing for brevity were done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 10/18/2012

    " Probably read this book three times. Had a time in my youth when I read a lot of survivor literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 9/10/2012

    " Bahhh, read the last 50 for the interesting part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 7/12/2012

    " Great story and adventure. Never realized the story was so long, especially after he left the island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy Huff | 4/6/2012

    " Another great classic. Defoe is brilliant. Again, four instead of five mainly due to the fact that it is dated and sometimes hard to follow by the modern reader. An excellent book that should be a foundation for everyone's literary background. If you love adventure, this is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 7/18/2011

    " I enjoyed it very much. Absolutely fascinating! "

  • 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.