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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37,502 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johann Wyss Narrator: Jack Sondericker Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2001 ISBN: 9781581162424
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The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle Stephen | 2/13/2014

    " This book was so dull I didn't even finish it. I kept thinking if I just hung in there a while longer things would pick up....they didn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina Etchebehere | 2/11/2014

    " This book is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Erickson | 2/11/2014

    " I admit at first I was a little skeptical as to my liking of this book; however, the further I got into it the more I realized I was loving it. I won't give any spoilers but if you chance to read this for the first time as I (in my 30s no less) it's well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jere | 2/9/2014

    " I am enjoying the adventure of the island of this shipwrecked family. The island has everything-kangaroos, bears, boas, sharks, whales, peccaries, porcupines, ostrich, buffalo and as many different land features-mountains, fresh water streams, caves, woods, swamps, desert, beaches...Dad knows everything about plants, animals, and science. I am growing weary of them either killing and eating every animal they meet or taming and keeping it as a pet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shana | 2/9/2014

    " I have fond childhood memories of going through the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse attraction at Disney World. And I love those "people versus nature" stories. So I thought I would give this classic book a try. It was very much like Robinson Crusoe except with a whole family and not one poor sod who got stuck on a deserted island for years by himself. (There is a part in "Swiss Family Robinson" where one of the kids wants to spend time alone on a neighboring island so he can feel like Robinson Crusoe. I was like "kid, you're already shipwrecked on an island for heaven's sake. Isn't that enough for you?" That's actually pretty much what his dad said to him.) Despite being about a family shipwrecked in dire circumstances, this is actually a happy book about making the best of a situation and having lots of adventures along the way. And with all of the praising the lord, guns and shooting, I'm sure this is one of the few books that the children are allowed to read in the Santorum household. This wouldn't be surprising, considering how much Mr. Santorum wants to recreate the 1800's. I certainly hope they have more than one copy for all of those kids. And yes, I know there is some sexist stuff in this book, but it was written 100 years ago. If it scares you, then you understand why you shouldn't vote Republican. As for the shooting, yes there is a lot of shooting. I found myself thinking "what will they shoot today?" every time I started reading again. But it's part of the book's charm. (Seriously, they shoot everything.) If you're looking for a classic story that's an upbeat read, "Swiss Family Robinson" may be for you. As Fritz, Jack, Ernest and Franz would say, it's capital. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quent Cordair | 2/5/2014

    " While I can't speak for this particular edition -- it was decades ago, as an adolescent, that I borrowed whatever version that I read from the library -- but the book deserves mention as being a tale of great adventure and productive ingenuity. It inspired and left a young boy wide-eyed with wonder at what humans might be able to do when faced with nothing but raw nature and their own minds and hands with which to build a life. In retrospect and if recollection serves, the family was more religious than I would prefer as an adult (the father was a minister, no less), but--the family didn't wait around for divine intervention for their salvation and well-being. The book deservedly remains a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Hood | 1/30/2014

    " Lots of shooting and unnecessary killing, but still a great classic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Brasser | 1/29/2014

    " Whew. I usually like adventure-shipwreck-survival type stories, but this one was definitely of the "let's capture, kill, or/and subdue everything we find" variety...that part got a bit tedious. It was a quick read, easy to get lost in, though. "

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

    " im not a fan of this book i was forced to read it in 6th grade so maybe thats why i have dreadful memories of this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie | 1/18/2014

    " Oh how I fell in love with this family tale and the adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/5/2014

    " I was amazed at the great variety of animals - from elephants to penguins! It was also quite interesting to learn of the various plants and the use they were put to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/27/2013

    " I was a little surprised that I didn't like this story more. The kids enjoyed it though, and it IS a classic, so it's good that we read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 12/26/2013

    " I listened to an audio recording of this. I thought the story was really interesting for the first 2/3rds. I loved the families devotion to each other, and their faith in God. It lost 2 stars because the last 1/3 dragged on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chauntel Logsdon | 12/6/2013

    " I'm reading this to my kids this summer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/30/2013

    " This book reads like a laundry list of how to kill awesome animals. Really rather gross. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 EquineChick | 11/18/2013

    " I loved this book, I read it for a school assignment awhile back, and just loved all the animals and adventures that the Robinson family encountered. Definetly a re-reader!! 8D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 11/8/2013

    " I loved this book. I had seen the movie first when i was little and i loved it then. now i've read the book and i love it even more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mariana | 7/31/2013

    " I had to read this book for school and it was very boring. The whole thing is copied off of robinson cruso. I don't like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 7/28/2013

    " Another formative book I read as a small child. Kept me dreaming and longing for life as a singer and life in a foreign country. I found both. I enjoy seeing the various versions of the film from time to time but haven't gone back to the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 6/3/2013

    " Just read this with my 8 year old. It was so fun and there is a part of me that thinks it would be so cool to live on a deserted island!! Until I needed to email someone that is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josette | 5/25/2013

    " My 8 year old read this and told me I "had" to read it because it was so good. Our version was abridged and adapted by Robert Hill, but I can't seem to find that here. Very good, classic writing that improves the mind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 5/25/2013

    " I was excited to read this because I love the Disney movie. But it's like Robinson Crusoe- not much of a story. Just watch the movie. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/24/2013

    " One of my favorite books as a kid, I fantasized all the time about how this story and Robinson Crusoe had prepared me to be cast away on a desert island. Actually, I still fantasize about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaci | 1/21/2013

    " I enjoy re reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liam Finnegan | 12/25/2012

    " A good little classic. Nothing extraordinary, but it is a fun read. Read it years back now, but it is such a great little book for youth! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessika | 12/19/2012

    " I absolutely despise this book. Iv had to read it a million times for school. It's boring and dry. They pretty much kill or enslave every animal they see and it is just so horribly written I want to barf "

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About the Author

Johann David Wyss (1743–1818) was a clergyman in Bern, Switzerland. A former military chaplain, Wyss spoke four languages, loved nature, and was deeply involved in the raising of his four boys, reading to them and taking them on hikes and hunting trips.