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    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 988
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 869

    Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Story and Excellent Narration

    • By William on 03-02-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 286

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • the narrators voice could cure insomnia

    • By sean mcintyre on 05-16-16
    • The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-21-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 319 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Journal of the Plague Year

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    First published in March 1722, 57 years after the event that struck more than 100,000 people, Journal of the Plague Year is a compelling portrait of life during London's horrific bubonic plague. Through the eyes of H.F. (speculated to be Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe, from whose journals the book was supposedly adapted) we witness great grief, depravity and despair: crazed sufferers roam the streets, unearthly screams resound across the city, death carts dump their grisly loads into mass graves, and quackery and skulduggery feed on fear. But there is kindness and courage too, as mutual support and caring are upheld through the worst of days.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The novel as journalism

    • By Tad Davis on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    First published in 1719 in London, the first edition of Robinson Crusoe gave credit to the work's fictional protagonist, Robinson Crusoe, as its actual author instead of Daniel Defoe. This led many readers to believe Robinson Crusoe was a real person and the book a true account.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Roxanne Derkum on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, was Defoe’s first novel and survives as his best-known work. Loosely based on a true account of a Scottish sailor—Alexander Selkirk—it is a tale of one man’s fall from grace and progress to redemption. The account of Crusoe’s life, scratched out with rationed indigo ink on a dwindling supply of paper salvaged from the hull of a wrecked ship, speaks eloquently of the tenacity and ingenuity of the human spirit.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A picture in time

    • By Weatherwax on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 952
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 736

    Shipwrecked and cast ashore onto an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe ingeniously carves out a solitary, primitive existence for 24 years. Eventually, he meets a young native whom he saves from death at the hands of cannibals. He calls him Man Friday and makes him his companion and servant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • They're "The Classics" for a Reason

    • By Jim on 12-26-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    "The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continue'd variety for three-score years, besides her childhood, was twelve year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother), twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia at last grew rich, liv'd honest, and died a penitent."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively and convincing

    • By Tad Davis on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A General History of the Pyrates

    • From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    This work was published in 1724, under the pseudonym Captain Charles Johnson, by an unknown British author, usually assumed to be Daniel Defoe. This work is the prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates of that era and shaped the popular notions about pirates of the day. Included are Blackbeard, Black Bart, Jolly Roger, Anne Bonny (aka Anne Bonn), Edward Teach, Henry Avery, Mary Read, and many more.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: David Warner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Robinson Crusoe is considered by many to be the first novel in the English language. The term 'Robinsonade' has even been coined to describe the various spin-offs of Robinson Crusoe. It is astonishing how much of the book has become part of the language; the very term 'Robinson Crusoe' has become synonymous with the concept of a castaway.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance by a great actor

    • By Joseph L. Breckenridge on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Aldo Lumbía, Hugo Bazán, Anabel Thanos, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Las aventuras de Robinson Crusoe contituye una novela emblemática y un auténtico clásico de la literarura de aventuras. Es la historia de un hombre que abandonando los sabios consejos y enseñanzas de sus padres se hace a la mar y naugfraga. Sin embargo, el ir a parar a una isla desierta no lo convierte en un animal desesperado por el contrario, sino que le hace encontrarse consigo mismo. En la soledad del océano descubre su capacidad para sobrevivir en un medio hostil.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In this satirical faux autobiography, Moll Flanders, abandoned at birth, sets her rebellious heart on a life of independence in late 17th-century England. A strong-willed woman, she is determined to make a better life for herself, no matter what it takes: thievery, prostitution, seductions, marriages, or illicit liaisons. Born to a convicted felon in Newgate prison Moll learns to live off her wits, refusing to be a helpless victim and defying most traditional depictions of women of the era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read wonderful narrator

    • By Ricardo on 02-05-09

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Daniel Defoe BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders & A Journal of the Plague Year
    • By: Daniel Defoe, Philip Palmer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Hynes, Ben Miles, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Three lively retellings of Daniel Defoe’s classic novels, plus two bonus programmes about his extraordinary life and far-reaching influence. Robinson Crusoe and His Farther Adventures: An imaginative blend of the famous castaway tale and its lesser-known sequel, this thrilling drama sees Crusoe setting sail for the far north. Facing danger in the Siberian wastes, he keeps terror at bay by telling his companions campfire tales of his many adventures on his beloved island. Starring Tim McInnerney as Crusoe.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Robinson Crusoe is the classic tale about one man's lust for adventure. Crusoe leaves his parents and hometown for the open sea in the year 1651. But the ocean can be unforgiving, and Crusoe unfortunately learns this the hard way. Through a series of wild events, he ends up shipwrecked on a shore in South America, being forced to salvage what he can in order to survive. Overcoming his despair, Crusoe begins a new life on this island, searching for meaning and eventually finding redemption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best Narration

    • By Curt Hays on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Tom Aaron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a book written by Daniel Defoe. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Daniel Defoe is highly recommended.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More adventures, more cringes

    • By Tad Davis on 10-26-12

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Roxana

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Beautiful, proud Roxana is terrified of being poor. When her husband leaves her penniless with five children, she must choose between being a virtuous beggar or a rich whore. Embarking on a career as a courtesan and kept woman, Roxana passes from man to man in order to maintain her lavish, glamorous lifestyle. But this life comes at a cost; she is torn between sinful prosperity and the respectability she craves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Right narrator for Defoe's psychology

    • By Kristin J. Johnson on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 340

    One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty heroines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for 12 years a whore, five times a wife (once to her own brother), 12 years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor and just as resourceful as Defoe's other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Pierre Gauthier on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Robinson Crusoe [Russian Edition]

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Maksim Suslov
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "Robinzon Kruzo" (angl. Robinson Crusoe) - roman Danijelja Defo, vpervye opublikovannyj v aprele 1719 goda, nazvannyj po imeni glavnogo geroja. Polnoe nazvanie proizvedenija zvuchit kak «Zhizn'.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Robinson Crusoe (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Roy Marsden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Young Robinson Crusoe has a burning ambition to be a sailor. Paying no attention to his parent's warnings he runs away to sea to embark on an extraordinary series of adventures: struggles with Barbary pirates, a shipwreck and the extraordinary meeting with Man Friday. Roy Marsden plays the older Robinson Crusoe looking back on a life of recklessness, daring and adventure - and the survival of 28 years, two months and 19 days on a desert island.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great way to enjoy historic literature

    • By Mark on 02-20-19

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Classic Tales Of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classics

    • By Amanda on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Journal of the Plague Year

    • London, 1665
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    London's Great Plague of 1665 devastated the city, as Europe's final bubonic outbreak killed thousands of helpless citizens. Daniel Defoe, author of the classic Robinson Crusoe, was five years old when the Plague swept through London, and grew up hearing many stories - some truthful, others exaggerated - of its deadly effects. Blending those anecdotes with his childhood recollections and factual data from government registers, Defoe wrote this comprehensive account of what happened to London in 1665.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History That Is Important Today

    • By Qbook on 01-08-05

    Regular price: $24.95

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