Crusoe and Friday share in a variety of adventures, including a fierce battle with cannibals that culminates in the heroes recapturing a mutinous ship and returning to England.
Based partly on the real-life experiences of Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, Defoe's novel of human endurance in an exotic, faraway land exerts a timeless appeal and has taken its rightful place among the great works of Western civilization.
(P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[One of the few books] 'written by mere man that was wished longer by its readers.'" (Samuel Johnson)
Retired high school english teacher / tennis coach. Owner greenhouse nursery in the '70s Substance abuse counselor
I always thought this book was for young adults but, turns out it is more appropriate for adults. Good classic
Great narration! Good pacing, emotion (not too dramatic nor dull), and accent. Defoe's story is a bit tedious at times, but the reading of it was marvelous and overall it's a classic worth listening to
I’ve seen a movie or two based off this book and this is better. There is no romance and setting the whole thing up to revolve around romance. There is no greed or quests for gold or any of the other trash they put in the movies. It’s about one man who wasn’t content with what he had, so he went looking for more and more. Each time got him in more and more trouble. In the end we need to look at what is around us before we run off to find what we’ve already had.
I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about getting into this book and that it would be "old and stuffy", but I was surprised at how accessible it was and the nuggets of spirituality that were sprinkled throughout. It is certainly not a religious text, but posed some interesting concepts and made me think about isolation, corruption, religion, intelligence, self-reliance, morality and other concepts that one is faced with when forced to be alone with your thoughts for a long period of time. Give this classic a try!
It has been 30 years since I read this book. Somehow it got better. It's an amazing work when you consider it is several hundred years old. Extremely we'll written and a thoroughly enjoyable performance.
I loved the human emotion captivated by survival
The fight with himself over life alone or death
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.
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