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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 789
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
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      4 out of 5 stars 687

    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 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    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 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-21-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • 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 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    "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

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 703

    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: Ron Keith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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 Homeschool Mom on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When his ship is wrecked in a storm, Robinson Crusoe finds himself stranded on a desert island with no one to help him and no chance of rescue. Scared and alone, he tries to make a life for himself, building shelters, hunting food, taming animals, crafting boats, and making clothes. But just as his life appears to be settled, he sees someone else's footprint on the beach, and a different struggle for survival begins, this time against cannibals and pirates.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Robinson Crusoe, the first English novel, was an immediate success when first published in 1719, and has been an internationally popular classic ever since. The compelling tale of a man who put to sea in search of adventure and found himself shipwrecked on a desert island and alone for decades has become a resonant modern myth.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Journal of the Plague Year

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 330

    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: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • By: Daniel Defoe, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Heathre Bell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Follow the fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders. She was born in Newgate, and during a life of continued variety for three-score years, besides her childhood, was 12 years a whore, 5 times a wife (where of once to her own brother), 12 years a thief, 8 years a transported felon in Virginia, at last grew rich, lived honest, and died a penitent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent job!

    • By Larry on 05-04-09

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Crusoe, a dog, and two cats survive shipwreck and find themselves on a small island. He adapts to his new surroundings with creativity and perseverance. Several years pass and he manages to befriend a prisoner from the island. Crusoe eventually makes it off of the island though his family believes him already dead. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy to understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story.

    Regular price: $10.49

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