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  • The Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann Wyss
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

After the Robinsons - a minister, his wife, and their 4 young sons - are shipwrecked on a desert island, they must adapt to their new environment, which includes exotic birds and animals, but none of the comforts they enjoyed in their native Switzerland. Without modern conveniences or even clocks and calendars, the Robinsons must use common sense to build a home, find food, and tame the island's wild animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome version!!!!!!!

  • By Tabatha on 01-26-05

loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-18

this is the best version of this book .. it takes the story further than many others

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Peter Husmann
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,392

A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic that everyone should read.

  • By John S on 07-18-13

loved it.. always wanted to read it...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

this was a great book ... got a little wonky at times with Descriptions of details of fish and such but I got used to it on realize that this book was written at a time when almost nothing was known of the sea...

  • The Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann Wyss
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

A horrible tempest hurls an abandoned ship against the shoal rocks with the force of a hurricane. Once the tremendous storm passes, a family appears from within the crushed vessel. Now a father, a mother, and their four sons must carve out a new life for themselves on an unchartered tropical island. Come and join the Swiss Family Robinson, as they learn how to survive while battling the savage forces of nature and discover the wonders of their own paradise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not complete

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-11

loved this book best so far..

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I had seen the move but found the book very good I was completely drawn in..

  • Robinson Crusoe 2245

  • Book 2
  • By: E.J. Robinson
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

In the wake of the climactic events of book one, Robinson Crusoe returns to the forbidden continent of what was once North America in an attempt to rescue Friday from Arga'Zul, leader of the Bone Flayers. But the path has not been easy. Strange and dangerous clans inhabit the ravaged lands. As obstacles arise and new foes join old ones, a desperate Robinson is forced to make risky alliances to find the woman he loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good second book

  • By Mary EstherWest on 12-27-17

good second book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

not my favorite but I thought it was still pretty good kept me entertained in my long drives decently written I still don't really see the connection to the original Robinson Caruso Saga but it's a good science fiction story

  • Robinson Crusoe 2244

  • By: E. J. Robinson
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Two centuries after mankind drove itself to the brink of extinction, a new civilization rises from the ashes of what was once Great Britain. But when deadly strife breaks out among their ranks, the teenage son of one prominent family finds himself fleeing in the dead of night, only to wind up shipwrecked on the forbidden continent of America. Armed with only his wit and the most unexpected of allies, the teenager struggles to survive in a wasteland filled with unspeakable horrors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for sci fi junkies.

  • By Mark on 07-15-15

not quite what I expected

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I love science fiction but I was really hoping this would be more about a survival story as the original Robinson Crusoe was I would say about three chapters of the 50-plus chapters really delve into that however I was captivated by the story for the most part not sure if I would recommend it for everyone

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of the Flies

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: William Golding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,448
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622

Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Eric Bergstrom on 05-25-17

I loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

the spec was excellent I've been wanting to read it for a long time and I found it met all expectations.. having the author read it himself and discuss his thoughts about his own writing was extra special as well highly recommended

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Land of Silence

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father's textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different story than you think!

  • By Lakaar on 06-21-16

Wonderful read

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-17

This is the first Tessa Afshar book I've ever read/listened to and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful story of tragedy, love and forgiveness. Suzy Jackson's narration is perfectly read. She is an excellent story teller!