The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase. They domesticate buffaloes, wild asses, and monkeys, establish farms and plantations, and finally, have a terrifying encounter with natives from a nearby island.
Public Domain (P)2011 Cherry Hill Publishing
This audio book claimed to be unabridged but whole sections were left out, names changed, etc. This was not what I was expecting when I bought it.
I still love classic literature but I will be more careful in the future to make sure what I pay for is truly unabridged.
The narrator was monotone and pompous sounding. He made this book sound boring and the characters arrogant.
I wish I could return this book. I will not ever listen to it.
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