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Extended Audio Sample Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners Audiobook, by Daniel Defoe
3.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Exceptionally popular since its publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely regarded as the first English novel. Our eponymous hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realization that he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarizing himself with his new habitat: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. And after encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion.

A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling of Defoe's text, simplifying and clarifying it at certain points.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky King | 2/1/2014

    " Parts of this book were completely profound and amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 1/27/2014

    " Its interesting reading a book written from a era were slavery was very common and seeing a character's attitude vs how we think and feel today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Elizabeth | 1/27/2014

    " I read this for a class called "Slavery and 18th Century Literature". I appreciate the book for whatever it is, but I did not enjoy reading it. It was long and tedious. It has nothing to do with the style of archaic writing but everything to do with Robinson as a terrible character in a terrible situation. Anyway, I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vansi Grey | 1/4/2014

    " I had to read Robinson Crusoe , because it was in my school program this year. And I actually didn't like it that much. I know it's a classic and that it's a great book, but I just couldn't force myself to love it. The story is great, it's interesting. It's a great book, but just not MY book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruye | 12/1/2013

    " I thought it gave me courage to be independent to work and study. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam Thompson | 11/21/2013

    " A great literary classic that defeats many of todays books today. A true triumph of Daniel Defoe and a must read for all. It is a shame i could not have had the leisure of more time to read this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 9/26/2013

    " 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 Stephanie | 7/23/2013

    " Surprisingly readable! I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Awdude | 6/1/2013

    " At first I was just really bored and angry the whole time. But then I started reading it as a comedy. It got better after that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikhail Baskov | 1/27/2013

    " Classic. Not much to add. Read it in Russian long time ago. When I first read it in English I was surprised when I learned the reason of his last sea travel, the one which ended bad. Maybe this part was 'omitted' in Soviet-printed version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rojo | 12/21/2012

    " i read this when i was about maybe 10 or 12 and i liked it at first, but then i started to lose interest, adn one time i even fell asleep reading it...it's ok i guess. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 11/23/2012

    " Got this audio from the library. I've been trying to read some classics. This Old English reads like a foreign language. I could not do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 8/31/2012

    " I couldn't put the stupid book down. I got yelled at for staying up to late for reading this thing. "

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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

Jonathan Keeble combines his audio work with a busy theater and television career. He has been featured in over six hundred radio plays for the BBC, appearing in everything from Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who and The Archers, in which he played the evil Owen. As an Earphones Award–winning narrator, he is in high demand for his voice work. He has recorded over two hundred audiobooks.