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.
Rich in action and suspense, this exhilarating novel takes us to a faraway place of danger and beauty, where the courageous Robinson family embarks on a thrilling new life of adventure and discovery.
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"Excellent book - poor quality"
I have loved this book since I was a child and was excited about listening too it with my children. Since this was recorded this year I thought the quality wouldn't be an issue, but it was. It had the mid-range rattle of a poorly recorded book. Very disappointed as my boys will not listen to it because it hurts their ears.
"Great for engineers"
I realize it's a classic but if you're not interested in the bits and bolts of how the family survives on the island then this isn't your book. With very little discernible plot - unless the plot is construction methods - this one can be tedious. Go over to Robinson Crusoe for a more adventurous read.
"Not what I remembered"
I remember loving this book as a child... but on rereading it, I found it nauseating - the author was in line with his times, but thinks very poorly of the abilities of women; the protagonist was a God figure, always right and always moralizing; and the wanton butchering of the wildlife on the island, for the sake of killing rather than survival, did not impress me.
Nope. I disliked his voice and reading style was very monotonous.
Only redeeming quality was that I was free and done with this book after losing 13 hours of my life...
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