I love to travel and train dogs. I can't seem to find the time to sit down and read so I listen while I'm on my way to...well...anywhere!
Yes. It was a really good story.
John Lee is a fantastic reader and no I have not ever listened to him before listening to Robinson Crusoe.
I'm a tech geek who love stories with a twist, especially fantasy and science fiction.
It's not so much the language, but something about the storyline makes this book seem dated. Not that I expected it to be otherwise, but for some reason I didn't like it. We all know the story of Robinson Crusoe, but it somehow felt more like a diary (which it is, kind of) than an adventure.
John Lee did a nice narration, and makes it easy to follow the dialogue. Some scenes could be more dramatized, though.
Robinson Crusoe can be a dry read, but John Lee's narration makes this a highly enjoyable listen.
I forgot what a great story Robinson Crusoe was. The thought of being standed on an island in the 17th or 18th century without any hope of rescue is hard to imagine. What I remember as a children's book, turned out to be a wonderful story.
I've always been a fan of the classics but had not yet delved into Robinson Crusoe. I did my best to not apply 20-21st century mores but apparently I did't succeed. First off, I hate to admit it, but I was bored with his time on the island. I didn't care one bit or how he made an "oven," expect to appreciate his resourcefulness (which I still do): I didn't have to hear about every accomplishment and how everyy stick and stone was used. It seems whether he was living in isolation or with the real world, he was an opportunist and a man desirous of owning people and things - materialistic fellow. Normally I don't waste my time on books that I don't enjoy from the get-go, but I was determined to get through it and I did. This morning when I finished the book, I was glad to drop Robinson Crusoe off at his island and get on the ship and sail away from him and his self-serving personality.
I bought the book expecting an old fashioned adventure story; which it is. But I wasn't prepared for the Christian morality lessons liberally scattered through the book. So unless you enjoy being "preached" at, I would skip this book.
Daniel Defoe's 18th century story of the shipwrecked adventurer, Robinson Crusoe, is still immensely readable (in this case, "listenable"), and we can still relate to Defoe's insights into the human struggle to understand the relationship of the Soul and the Creator. The fabulous performance by narrator John Lee breathes new life into the centuries-old survivor tale. I'll revisit this one again!
The intertwining of Christian thought into the story is really profound. If any of us were stranded on a deserted island for 28 years we'd have plenty of time to contemplate the deeper issues of life, and hopefully come to the same conclusions at Crusoe.