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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (80 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johann David Wyss Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on a strange, uncharted tropical island. This timeless, classic story of survival and adventure has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812, and it reads just as fresh as if it were written today. The natural wonders of the lush, exotic land make for an unforgettable setting, and the family itself will find a place in the listeners’ heart.

As they struggle to survive in the wilderness, the Robinsons discover their own amazing ingenuity and courage, each of the sons utilizing his own unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and fantastic discoveries. Although they have lost almost everything in the shipwreck, they are so resourceful that, when rescue finally comes, they decline to leave the happy life they have constructed for themselves in their exotic haven.

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  • “All collections should have some version of The Swiss Family Robinson.”


  • “Classic adventures don’t get much better than this.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bree | 2/13/2014

    " I read and re-read this book several times as a child, and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it again as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Runyon | 2/13/2014

    " One of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/13/2014

    " Read this with Matthew, along with Island of the Blue Dolphins and Nim's Island. Going to continue our Island Adventure theme now with Stowaway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by C. | 2/9/2014

    " I read this because when we went to Disney we saw the Swiss Family Robinson house. It looked super jungly. I gave it just three stars because I don't think it's exactly the best book. But I still recommend it. "

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About the Author

Johann David Wyss (1743–1818) was a clergyman in Berne, Switzerland. He spoke four languages, loved nature, and was closely involved in the raising of his four boys. To teach them moral lessons and to entertain them, he wrote and read to them The Swiss Family Robinson. His son Johann Emmanuel illustrated it, and years later, another son, Johann Rudolf, edited and had the manuscript published.