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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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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.



  • This audiobook didn't really live up to my expectations. I mean, who would have thought that a survival story would have so much focus on slavery? And to make matters worse, the survival aspect itself wasn't all that exciting. It felt quite mundane and dragged on, with the occasional interruption of lengthy sermons.
  • This book is an awesome adventure story that appeals not only to boys but to anyone. It's mind-blowing to think that it was written way back in 1719, yet it still feels relevant and relatable in so many aspects. The author has done a fantastic job in creating a captivating historical fiction that I genuinely loved and found thoroughly enjoyable.
  • This audiobook is a captivating tale from start to finish! It begins with a bit of a complex introduction, delving into Robinson's strained relationship with his father and his rebellious decision to defy him, despite the potential consequences. However, once the story truly begins, it takes you on a thrilling adventure that includes gripping and fulfilling depictions of his life after being shipwrecked and his resourcefulness in surviving. The narration by Simon Vance only enhances the overall experience, making it an even more enjoyable listen.
  • First released in 1719, this captivating tale delves into the realms of survival, constant growth, financial matters, deep thoughts, faith, the past, fate, and redemption. It's an incredible journey that truly enlightens readers about finding optimism amidst adversity rather than succumbing to despair. Take a moment to ponder: if you found yourself stranded after a shipwreck, what actions would you take? Embark on Robinson's conquest and prepare to be thoroughly thrilled!
  • In this audiobook, we follow the story of a slave trader who finds himself stranded on a bountiful island. Despite having everything he needs to survive and more, he spends around 200 pages complaining while enduring hunger and having to kill innocent baby animals. The saving grace of this audiobook, however, is the captivating voice of the narrator. They skillfully bring the story to life, making it more enjoyable to listen to.
  • This book was just alright. It falls into the adventure genre, much like "Treasure Island," and has some similarities to the movie "Castaway," but it lacks the emotional depth. The protagonist starts off as a naive and annoying little brat, and only becomes interesting when he gets stranded on a deserted island and has to fend for himself. The entire story is actually told as a retrospective autobiography, which keeps the reader at a distance from the immediate action. There is a lot of paternalistic slavery depicted in the book, which was probably popular in its time, but doesn't hold up well for modern readers. As a colonial adventure tale, it is better written than Daniel Stone's "The Food Explorer," but it still has its problematic elements. As someone who loves classical literature, I really wanted to enjoy this book. However, after reading it, I understand and agree with the decision to remove it from educational curricula. I would only recommend it to those who have already exhausted most other 18th-century adventure novels. If given the choice, I would highly recommend Alexander Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" over this book any day, especially considering that Dumas wrote his book more than 130 years after Defoe. I'm sure this book was well written for its time, being first published in 1719, and I appreciate that Crusoe grows up to become an experienced explorer who struggles to fit into high society. However, it just hasn't stood the test of time.
  • The engaging inflection and accent of the narrator really draws you in. It's almost as good as a fully dramatized version. I'd give it four stars. I highly recommend this audiobook to both college and high school students.