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2.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 5 2.86 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Nigel Anthony Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN:
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Robinson Crusoe, the first English novel, was an immediate success when first published in 1719, and has been an internationally popular classic ever since. The compelling tale of a man who put to sea in search of adventure and found himself shipwrecked on a desert island and alone for decades has become a resonant modern myth. Crusoe walking the limits of his small domain, a typical Englishman carrying his umbrella in the blazing tropics, is a figure familiar throughout the Western world.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/5/2014

    " This book took me forever to read; definitely not a page-turner. It's kind of hard to say what exactly I liked about the book, but overall I did like it. I didn't expect the religious subject matter but that was probably my favorite aspect of the book. The lack of emotion in the character of Robinson Crusoe is what made this book more of a chore to read. Even when he describes his emotions, it still feels like it's lacking emotion. When he finally gets some human companionship, the dialogue still wasn't very compelling. The book feels a little unorganized and unpolished, almost like a first draft, but I found it to have some elusive redeeming qualities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Snow | 2/3/2014

    " It was fine. There are some good quotes and it's generally a good read. I just kept feeling like there was going to be more...like there was such a buildup that didn't quite pay off. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Prashansa | 2/2/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Spencer | 1/30/2014

    " When I first read this as a kid, I thought it was pretty interesting but also pretty racist. Now that I've read Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, I can safely say this is almost a worthless piece of shit. First novel in the English language, some say, but like a lot of white "firsts" in art, it's actually just a rip-off of a much more monumental first from much earlier that sucks a lot more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Butler | 1/11/2014

    " I must say, I don't really like the character of Robinson Crusoe. His imperialistic viewpoint of colonies, savages, slaves etc does not sit well with me. I also think he had it a bit too easy. He was very well equiped and was stranded on a very hospitable island with plenty of food sources and no predators. That being said, I do appreciate the impact this book would have had when it was first published in the 1700s and it has been interesting from a literary history point of view, reading a book which has been the source of so much inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayanacross | 1/10/2014

    " Great Summer read! Fun and entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 12/25/2013

    " The worst book ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake Nelson | 11/12/2013

    " oh this is a very good book. Makes the world of the 1690s seem relevant, real, like it still exists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 10/23/2013

    " I am glad to have read it, but can't say I enjoyed the process. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Romalyn Romajane Abrenio | 9/25/2013

    " i love the lesson of this story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cmking14 | 9/24/2013

    " How many ways can you tell about life on an island... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda Pearson | 9/3/2013

    " Loved the book and it was a great story. Disliked main character because of his bending religion to fit his needs - hypocritical. I'm not a religious person at all but this bugged me. Read book years ago but will always remember that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rikki Chadwig | 8/7/2013

    " Zanimljiva knjiga o prezivljavanju...Pitanje je da li je sve sto u njoj pise vazilo samo u to vreme...? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lu | 8/5/2013

    " Heathen though this may make me, this was one of the most boring books I have ever attempted to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 7/5/2013

    " I read this years ago but I remember liking a side of Robinson Crusoe I had never heard of before--how he was a rebellious son and after being shipwrecked becomes religious. The survival was also really interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louise | 3/7/2013

    " Awful, outdated, boring and long-winded! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaye | 1/10/2013

    " i cant seem to finish this book. its really depressing. one bad luck after another. i think i will leave this book unfinished. this one is making me sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/2/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book many years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olivia | 10/25/2012

    " At many times, it was so hard not to wish him dead already just to end the monotonous droning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Lange | 3/5/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dylan Bailey | 11/19/2011

    " I read the other reviews on this book and was a little afraid that it would be disappointing. However, i found it to be very fun and recommend it to anyone who loves stories of adventure and survival. "

  • 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

Nigel Anthony is best known for his extensive broadcasts for BBC radio as a leading actor and for his Earphones Award–winning audio narrations. He has also appeared many times on television in series such as Casualty and Coronation Street, while on the stage he has appeared in Sick Dictators and Ghosts and has worked with Alan Ayckbourn and the Royal Shakespeare Company.