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Robinson Crusoe

Gelesen von Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

(4,502 Sterne; 617 Bewertungen)

Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages-–especially the young adult reading public–-who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of a shipwreck who is marooned on an uninhabited island.

Especially poignant, after more than two decades of unbroken solitude, is the affection that Robinson develops for Friday, another survivor fleeing certain death at the hands of enemy tribesmen from the South American continent. (Summary by Denny Sayers) (13 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 – Start in Life

39:07

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Chapter 2 – Slavery and Escape

34:59

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Chapter 3 – Wrecked on a Desert Island

48:32

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Chapter 4 – First Weeks on the Island

58:40

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Chapter 5 – Builds a House

38:15

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Chapter 6 – Ill and Conscience Stricken

42:53

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Chapter 7 – Agricultural Experience

27:20

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Chapter 8 – Surveys his Position

30:38

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Chapter 9 – A Boat

48:42

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Chapter 10 – Tames Goats

32:36

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Chapter 11 – Finds Print of Mans Foot on the Sand

38:02

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Chapter 12 – The Cave Retreat

47:32

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Chapter 13 – Wreck of a Spanish Ship

38:08

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Chapter 14 – A Dream Realised

45:59

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Chapter 15 – Friday’s Education

44:17

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Chapter 16 – Rescue of Prisoners from Cannibals

47:21

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Chapter 17 – Visit of Mutineers

43:44

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Chapter 18 – The Ship Recovered

48:04

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Chapter 19 – Return to England

45:11

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Chapter 20 – Fight Between Friday and a Bear

35:06

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Bewertungen

Superb, I have been completely enthralled.

(5 Sterne)

I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to give life to the antiquated text however the reader did the most amazing job of it. I have listened to hundreds of audio books and this has been one of the very best.

(4 Sterne)

Enjoyed this reading....especially liked the difference between the childhood version I remember from my youth and this, the original. This experience has led me to find original versions of other childhood favorites. My sincere thanks to those readers and other volunteers who participate in this program (and my local public library who downloads such tales to my iPad....Great resource to an 85-year old fan of all things readable. Have had a Public library card for almost 80 years....best investment in time I ever have had....six public libraries so far in my life.....My hat is off to all those librarians! Kudos to all! B J, library fan!

wonderfully narrated

(5 Sterne)

this is one of the more prized notches in my audio book bachelor's bed post. I loved every second. the consistent narration allows you to comfortably slide into the story.

excellent

(5 Sterne)

a very strong and well founded story. the ingenuity and creativity of the character is fascinating. also the overall religious tone of the book is thought-provoking and inspiring. great job to the reader

(5 Sterne)

I was at first unsure of the reader as he was slow and seemed a bit hesitant but it grew on me and eventually became the characterization of Robinson Caruso

An Old School Classic...meeeh

(3 Sterne)

I heard someone commenting to someone else their surprise in the fact that their friend had never read Robinson Caruso and what a wonderful book it is. Right away I put that on my next book to read list anticipating a great book! I have listened to so many audio books and some of them been more intriguing and exciting. The concept of Robinson Crusoe and the basic diary of his life was incredible and the lessons learned from it can be important as one is growing up . Unfortunately, the story was hard to engage with and it seemed to me that he kept reading the same few pages over again and it was very distracting because I thought I had lost my place in the book. The narrator was good overall is his reading .

(4 Sterne)

The reader's voice and accent gave me pause a moment at first -- I'm not really sure why -- but the reading was very clear and consistent, so I was pleased in the end. The text is pretty dry overall, but the language is very understandable compared to other classics. I was fascinated by the history and the story of survival, and I enjoyed following along with Crusoe on his spiritual journey as well. Great book

Such Pleasure Fascination and Appreciation

(5 Sterne)

I was so sad when I finished this book as I become so involved with the lifestyle in the 1600s. We must appreciate how comfortable our life style is now and our ability to travel has constantly become easier since the Industrial Revolution, both by land and sea. Thank goodness that such incredible writing has captured the courage of such brave sailors.