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Robinson Crusoe Audiobook

Robinson Crusoe: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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Publisher's Summary

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel that has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe.

He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, 24 years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    sean mcintyre 05-16-16
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    "the narrators voice could cure insomnia"

    ive read the book a few times in the past its a great story but this narrator can talk you to sleep if i didnt love the book so much i wouldn't have finnished it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Calhoun 02-12-16
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    "Poor narration"

    Narration is awfully difficult to follow. Bizarre pauses in the middle of sentences and emphasis on random words throughout.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lina 09-29-16
    Lina 09-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "terrible reader!!"

    I could only get through the first two chapters of this book with this narrator. I did not enjoy the narrator's style of reading. too many pauses mid sentence. I felt like it was a robot reading. It was painful to listen to. I had to stop this version and purchase the book with another narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 09-24-16
    James 09-24-16
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    "A Classic"

    I would probably recommend getting a different version with a better narrator, but I still enjoyed the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Hohstadt az, usa 05-19-16
    John Hohstadt az, usa 05-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Poor narration"

    Good story but the narrator's manner of reading is very annoying with odd halting throughout the reading that keeps the story from flowing.

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    R. Shields Deltona, FL 06-01-16
    R. Shields Deltona, FL 06-01-16
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    "No complaints with the audio...easy to follow"

    Clear, concise and easy to follow. Great story. Interesting how openly racist we were then lol

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bill EVANSVILLE, India 06-25-16
    bill EVANSVILLE, India 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "classically classic story. good narrator."

    this is a story about a man named jed. a poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. then one day he was shooting at some food and up from the ground came a bubbling crude. oil that is. black gold. Texas tea. well the next thing you ol jeds a millionaire. kin folk said move away from there. said californi is the place you ought be. so he loaded up his truck and moved to beverly. hills that is.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kristi riley 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "not worth it"

    I have no idea why this is a classic. also, the "s" sounds are extremely harsh and not pleasant to hear.

    1 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Magnus
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    12/27/14
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    "Dull, almost monotone reading"
    Would you try another book written by Daniel Defoe or narrated by Alan Munro?

    The book is great, but it is spoilt by a dull reader. I will certainly not buy anything read by this narrator again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Robinson Crusoe?

    Lots. It is a super book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Having it read by someone with more life in his voice.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    A different narrator would bring the book to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breen
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    9/26/13
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    "Interesting Book but Meh!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was on a list of must reads... maybe it was just the narrator but this was a bit of a struggle. One day i might try again with a physical copy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The parrot.... In fact I think Castaway's Wilson was a more interesting character than Man-Friday.


    Any additional comments?

    While Alan Munro has a nice voice to listen to (Thus having more than 1 star), I found his cadence to be annoying at best. It seemed like this was his first read though and he might as well have been reading a shopping list with lack of passion he put into this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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