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    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    "For many days we had been tempest-tossed...the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost." So begins this delightful adventure story. The Robinson family, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, will emerge alive from this terrible storm, bringing to land two dogs and a shipload of livestock: hens, pigeons, and geese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A review from my (10 year-old) son:

    • By B. Junkin-Mills on 12-29-04

    Regular price: $17.61

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812. With optimism and boundless enthusiasm, the Robinson family undertakes the extraordinary task of constructing a home for themselves and exploring the primitive island filled with strange and beautiful creatures and exotic fruits and plants.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book - poor quality

    • By dragonflymorning on 06-23-10

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss, Johann Rudolf Wyss
    • Narrated by: Taylor Pepper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Swiss Family Robinson" by Wyss and Son is a novel, intended to teach Wyss' four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. Wyss' attitude toward education is in line with the teachings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and many of the episodes have to do with Christian-oriented moral lessons such as frugality, husbandry, acceptance, cooperation, etc. The adventures are presented as a series of lessons in natural history and the physical sciences, and resemble other, similar educational books for children in this period.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic adventure!

    • By Craig on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A classic tale of adventure and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson has been a best seller ever since it was published in 1812, just over 200 years ago. Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss, it begins with a shipwreck. A boat carrying a family of settlers to a distant colony is driven onto a reef just off an uncharted tropical island. The sailors desert the ship in lifeboats, leaving the family onboard.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    William, Elizabeth, and their four sons - Fritz, Ernest, Jack, and Franz - are on a large ship when a terrible storm strikes. The ship's crew gets to safety on lifeboats, leaving behind the Swiss family. The family, now stranded on the partially destroyed ship, finds a small island. They pack up what materials are left on the boat, which includes guns and ammunition, livestock, some provisions, and even pieces of the ship.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This book is not unabriged!

    • By Carl on 12-17-11

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Just one family survives a shipwreck. Now the father, mother, and their four young sons find themselves stranded on a remote island. What will it take to stay alive? The odds are against them. But the clever, hard working Robinsons have what it takes to face the ultimate test.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Soundtrack is OVERWHELMING!

    • By Mark Gibson on 10-14-12

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Shipwrecked passengers on a deserted island: how will they survive? Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    One of the world's best-loved stories of shipwreck and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson portrays a family's struggle to create a new life for themselves on a strange and fantastic tropical island. Blown off course by a raging storm, the family - a Swiss pastor, his wife, their four young sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock - must rely on one another in order to adapt to their needs the natural wonders of their exotic new home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Textbook with a plot

    • By aaron gilbert on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $14.95