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Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Roy Marsden Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of the most famous adventure stories of all time, starring Roy Marsden as Robinson Crusoe.

Young Robinson Crusoe has a burning ambition to be a sailor. Paying no attention to his parent's warnings, he runs away to sea to embark on an extraordinary series of adventures: struggles with Barbary pirates, a shipwreck, and the extraordinary meeting with Man Friday.

Roy Marsden plays the older Robinson Crusoe looking back on a life of recklessness, daring and adventure - and the survival of 28 years, two months and 19 days on a desert island.

Based on the real-life adventures of Alexander Selkirk, son of a Scottish shoemaker, Robinson Crusoe was one of the very first adventure stories to be published in English literature, and it remains as gripping today as it was on publication in 1719. Download and start listening now!

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

    " Found the religious proselytizing tedious. "

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

    " Aside from all the wolf killing and bear killing at the end, I enjoyed this story. There is a point early on too where the author repeats part of the story and I'm not entirely sure of the point of that but at any rate, well written and enjoyable even though it's one man on an island for the better part of 3 decades.... worth reading of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/25/2014

    " Not his best but an entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 1/20/2014

    " As a pioneer novelist, Defoe spends time experimenting forms of prose fiction. Clearly this book is under developed in that sense, which is why it was difficult to gain my attention to the journal style narrative with plot or character development. Important read for people who are interested in the progress and development of novels though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/19/2014

    " Surprisingly readable! I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smellsofbikes | 1/9/2014

    " I was reading classics and thought this would be interesting. Man that's a lotta religion to mess up a good adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarwar | 11/25/2013

    " its look like cast away movie ...in the book when he have time but no one surround him in contrast to our life which we have no time for the people that surrounding us .. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sc | 10/12/2013

    " A few too many coincidences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prashant | 10/6/2013

    " Awesome adventure while surviving the toughest battles of Life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 7/30/2013

    " Beginning was boring; the stripped-down version I read was entertaining but not particularly memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayla | 6/14/2013

    " I love this book. I finished reading it while staying in a castle in Dublin, Ireland. The BEST place to finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas | 1/23/2013

    " Pretty fortuitous, Mr Crusoe that you had all that stuff. Oh well it made for a good novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luis | 11/16/2012

    " Is good for kids and a little bit boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 6/17/2012

    " This was one of my two favorite books as a child. I read it over and over again, I made dozens of drawing pads with illustrations for it. This book is a part of me. How could I not love it and give it 5 stars? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/25/2011

    " One of the (many) classics I've never read until now, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Robinson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 12/11/2010

    " It is my understanding that Defoe actually spent a few weeks editing this one (he wrote a daily newspaper by himself, so books like 'Moll Flanders' didn't get a second look). The added time pays off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristan | 10/24/2009

    " Great reading on the Nook because I could look up old words I didn't know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 3/28/2009

    " 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. "

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.