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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island. Forced to overcome despair, doubt, and self-pity, he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness. From practically nothing, Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery, grow crops, domesticate livestock, and build a house. His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion.

Full of enchanting detail and daring heroics, Robinson Crusoe is a celebration of courage, patience, ingenuity, and hard work.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lucinda | 2/20/2014

    " Couldn't manage to finish it ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 2/17/2014

    " Awesome book full with adventures.I loved reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Miranda Mowbray | 2/8/2014

    " I usually love these old classics, but I just don't like Defoe's style of writing. Honestly, I found it very boring and monotonous. I liked the story behind the words, but the words were just not doing it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Jane | 2/4/2014

    " The themes are huge! What would you do if you were stranded on a desert island? How would you cope with the isolation? How much solitude could you bear? How many survival skills do you have? Robinson Crusoe turns to religion -opening up the themes of the prodigal son and the place of religion and spirituality in a solitary life. It sounds naive but I felt some surprise when Robinson left his island. yes, he found himself a rich man bu he just slipped back into his old life quietly. No newspaper interview or publicity about his amazing adventures - a sign of a quieter, more private era. There is adventure galore - pirates, cannibals, shipwreck, treachery and good triumphs in the end. However, sometimes I found the text quite repetitive but then the ruminations of a man isolated for over twenty years are likely to be. In the end I liked it more than expected "

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