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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 883
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775

    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: $23.09

    • 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 298
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    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 298 ratings

    Regular price: $2.09

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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: $24.47

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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: $20.72

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

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 942
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 727

    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: $20.97

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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: $31.49

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: David Warner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 337

    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: $23.09

    • Robinson Crusoe (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • By: Daniel Defoe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!’In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe tells the story of a young Englishman who, against the best advice of his father, decides to leave his comfortable surroundings and take to the high seas in search of adventure. However, upon securing his first voyage, he begins to realize that a sailor's life is not as easy as he had imagined - and the experience he goes through is just the start of a series of events that will eventually lead him to be stranded on a desert island for the best part of three decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McCallion does an excellent job

    • By Joel Wadman on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Journal of the Plague Year

    • London, 1665
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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: $23.95

    • Roxana

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Moll hones her ability to convince men that she's a wealthy widow, although throughout the course of the novel, her finances take many a dip, especially after she moves to America like her mother. While there, she continuously tries to evade the law and the harsh sentences that come with some of her money-related crimes and later decides to move back to England after getting her hands on the inheritance money that her mother left her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly scandalous!

    • By Emily Carter on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Michael Maloney reads Daniel Defoe's timeless tale of a man who has to use all his own skills to survive alone on an island. Robinson Crusoe has a great desire to see the world and, against his father's wishes, goes to sea. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, however, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only person on a deserted island, far from any shipping routes or rescue.

    Regular price: $3.81

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    "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: $27.99

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Daniel Defoe’s novel is a delightful 18th century classic. Called “the truest realism in English literature” and “the tale of a hot, earthy wench,” it meets both expectations while also offering a remarkable portrayal of an ingenious mind. Moll is born in Newgate prison to a petty thief and is soon left at the mercy of whoever will take her in.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration of Quite and Odd Book

    • By Michael on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $27.99

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