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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe (1659-1731)

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1. Chapter 1: Start in Life
2. Chapter 2: Slavery & Escape
3. Chapter 3a: Wrecked On a Desert Island, Part 1
4. Chapter 3b, Part 2
5. Chapter 4a: First Weeks On the Island, Part 1
6. Chapter 4b, Part 2
7. Chapter 5: Builds a House - The Journal
8. Chapter 6: Ill and Conscience-Stricken
9. Chapter 7: Agricultural Experience
10. Chapter 8: Surveys His Position
11. Chapter 9: A Boat
12. Chapter 10: Tames Goats
13. Chapter 11: Finds Print of Man's Foot on the Sand
14. Chapter 12: A Cave Retreat
15. Chapter 13: Wreck of a Spanish Ship
16. Chapter 14: A Dream Realized
17. Chapter 15: Friday's Education
18. Chapter 16: Rescue of Prisoners From Cannibals
19. Chapter 17: Visit of Mutineers
20. Chapter 18: The Ship Recovered
21. Chapter 19: Return to England
22. Chapter 20: Fight Between Friday and a Bear

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Summary

Robinson Crusoe is perhaps the most famous castaway of all time. Whilst many of us have not read Defoe’s iconic book, Robinson Crusoe is a character that is familiar to us all. Aided by the hundreds of movies and theatre productions that the book spurned, Crusoe is a household name. Credited with being the first "real fiction" book, this fictional autobiography tells the tale of a young man who found himself shipwrecked on a remote island for 28 years. The story is said to be based on the dramatic life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived alone for four years on a Pacific island. With a recent trend in reality TV shows based on survival and being "castaway", everybody has ideas on how they would cope alone in the wild. So, why read this novel if we think we know best? The truth is, Defoe’s portrayal of the trials and tribulations of Crusoe give raw insight into the reality and loneliness of having no companionship and no hope. Described by Samuel T. Coleridge as "The Universal Man", there is certainly lots to admire, whether you like the character or not. Many imitations have been written over the years but nothing grabs the reader quite as much as Defoe’s tales of solitude and desperation. The book has a simple narrative and at times is overly descriptive but is always engaging. Adventure fans will love the jam packed action, where we see Crusoe taming animals, hunting, venturing into cannibalism plus the odd pirate or two. The modern reader is likely to struggle with some of the moral issues that the book brings to the surface, with dubious views on slavery and strong religious overtones but don’t let this put you off. The book is a classic for a reason, it provokes deep emotion whether that be negative or positive.

Reviews

The book was good but the voice made it better

Emily

This makes me think of homework...

My Man Friday

- Robinson Crusoe

Just a fantastic reading. Perfect voice for this, and with such enthusiasm. I'm actually sad that it's over now because I found it so soothing to go to sleep listening to this awesome dude. Never would have read the book, way too wordy and boring at times, but to have it read to me was entertaining to say the least.

Rohit Roy

- great

i love this audio book it is amazing and very adventurefull story.

Robinson crusoe

- Adventure

Best book I have ever read it sounds so realalistic

Robinson Crusoe

- Adventure

This book is made more fantastic by the excellent reading of Mark Smith, thank you for your time!!

Chaela

- Robinson crusoe

This audio book is very good and you can imagine the story in your head instead of reading it.

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Rylan

I LOVE this book there is AMASING reading to

Katja

- Robinson Crusoe

Great book with an excellent reader! Enjoyed every minute.

George

Book is very interesting. The reader did a great job.

Camira

- Robinson Crusoe

The book is good and very well recommended. I definitely enjoyed this book and its wording and ideas. Great reader too! ;D

Dr Manoranjan Mohapatra

- ROBINSON CRUISE

Good book for present days

andrew

- Robinson Crusoe- Daniel De'foe

I believe that this book is great for adults and older children.Though the vocabulary is expansive and old. But if you can get a few chapters in, you can start to understand.

Wyn

- Robinson Crusoe

Great voice and narration. Thank you.

Paul

- reader

Great, consistent narration.

Paul

- Reader

Great, consistent narration. .

Hillyspin

- Robinson Crusoe

Good book whilst at time being a little over wordy. Daniel Defoe lived in a different time & need to keep this in mind throughout. Fantastic reader - thank you so much

Being a book from its time, it has a lot of the classic attitude of it. It has continuous religious ramblings that go on and on. If you can bear to go through it the book is ok. If you can also bare the very cold nature towards animals- like drowning cats and killing bears for fun; and a bit emotionless with the details of the child being eaten and people being sold as slaves. Other than that it does keep you engages with how Robinson lived on the island. It is worth reading as a classic, but not something I would recommend for fun. Reader had a great voice and did a fantastic job.

Great book and a good reader.

Julie

- Review

Wonderful narration! This book is long and very detailed. If you stick with it you will NOT be disappointed. I highly recommend this book.

Shen Fran

- fantastic

Enjoyable book. Fantastic reader.

Igor

Great book! Nice reading and clean voice.

PJ

- Robinson Crusoe

Good listen. Good book. Good voice for reading. Enjoyed. Thanks.

Ashish

- Reading

This is a intreasting book.

Daniel

Clean voice. Nice Read.

Nice audio book; clean voice.

Great audio book.

Aven

- Great Audio Book

Thank you dearly for this amazing pleasure. The speakers voice is truly lovely and good. Also great book and subject.

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