Showing results by author "Daniel Defoe"

Categories

All Categories

97 results
Sort by
    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788

    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 302
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    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 302 ratings

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 943
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 728

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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: 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

    • 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

    • 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 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: David Warner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: James Winston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe. The audiobook starts with the statement about Crusoe's marriage in England. He bought a little farm in Bedford and had three children. He suffered a distemper and a desire to see "his island." When Providence unhinged him with the loss of his wife, he sets to sail and returns to his island.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • 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

    • 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: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    "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

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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: 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

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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 (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 (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: 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

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 5