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  • Robinson Crusoe  | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    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.

    William says: "Fantastic Story and Excellent Narration"
  • Robinson Crusoe: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    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.

    sean mcintyre says: "the narrators voice could cure insomnia"
  • Robinson Crusoe  | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

    Nelson Mostow says: "True classic"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    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.

    Roxanne Derkum says: "Excellent"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    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.

    Homeschool Mom says: "A picture in time"
  • A General History of the Pyrates: From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time | Daniel Defoe

    A General History of the Pyrates: From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    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.

  • The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

    • ABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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    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.

  • Robinson Crusoe  | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    In this classic, a young Englishman is shipwrecked on a desert island in the Caribbean with only a few supplies. Robinson Crusoe builds a house, a boat, and a new life. His life on the island is threatened by frequent visits from cannibals. Crusoe saves a captive named Friday from the cannibals, gaining a companion and loyal servant. Thus begins their quest to be rescued from the island.

  • Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe

    Moll Flanders

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Janet Suzman
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    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.

    Marek says: "Great"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Lawrence Skinner
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    "Robinson Crusoe" is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It was published under the full title "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates".

  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Denny Sayers
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    First published in 1719, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is commonly considered as the first novel in English. Based on the real-life experience of Alexander Selkirk, who spent four years on a Pacific island, it is the account of the 28-year stay of an English sailor on a nearly uninhabited island near America.

    Brennan Palmer says: "Seriously Horrible"
  • Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe

    Moll Flanders

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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    "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."

    Tad Davis says: "Lively and convincing"
  • Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe

    Moll Flanders

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    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.

    Pierre Gauthier says: "Fascinating!"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By David Warner
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    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.

    alan says: "very satisfying"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    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.

    Curt Hays says: "Best Narration"
  • Robinson Crusoe (BBC Children's Classics) | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe (BBC Children's Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Roy Marsden
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    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.

  • Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners | Daniel Defoe,Roy McMillan (adaptation)

    Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Our eponymous hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realization he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarizing himself with his new habitat: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. And after encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion.

  • Robinson Crusoe [Russian Edition] | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Maksim Suslov
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    "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'.

  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Jim Hodges
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    The year is 1659. You've been stranded on a desert island. How would you survive? Stay for 28 years and deal with cannibals, heartfelt spiritual awakenings, mutineers, goats, crops, and human visitations, and you have one of the most widely published books in all history, Robinson Crusoe, often credited as the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre.

  • The Life, Adventures and Piracies of Captain Singleton | Daniel Defoe

    The Life, Adventures and Piracies of Captain Singleton

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Eric Brooks
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    Daniel Defoe (1659-1661 to 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of Captain Singleton is one of his earliest novels. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies, who eventually makes his way to sea.

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