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    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, was Defoe’s first novel and survives as his best-known work. Loosely based on a true account of a Scottish sailor—Alexander Selkirk—it is a tale of one man’s fall from grace and progress to redemption. The account of Crusoe’s life, scratched out with rationed indigo ink on a dwindling supply of paper salvaged from the hull of a wrecked ship, speaks eloquently of the tenacity and ingenuity of the human spirit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, very old!

    • By Ben on 07-11-13

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Life, Adventures and Piracies of Captain Singleton

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Eric Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Daniel Defoe (1659-1661 to 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of Captain Singleton is one of his earliest novels. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies, who eventually makes his way to sea.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Daniel Defoe BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders & A Journal of the Plague Year
    • By: Daniel Defoe, Philip Palmer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Hynes, Ben Miles, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Three lively retellings of Daniel Defoe’s classic novels, plus two bonus programmes about his extraordinary life and far-reaching influence. Robinson Crusoe and His Farther Adventures: An imaginative blend of the famous castaway tale and its lesser-known sequel, this thrilling drama sees Crusoe setting sail for the far north. Facing danger in the Siberian wastes, he keeps terror at bay by telling his companions campfire tales of his many adventures on his beloved island. Starring Tim McInnerney as Crusoe.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read, wonderfully chosen

    • By Ash Pryce on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Robinson Crusoe (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Roy Marsden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Young Robinson Crusoe has a burning ambition to be a sailor. Paying no attention to his parent's warnings he runs away to sea to embark on an extraordinary series of adventures: struggles with Barbary pirates, a shipwreck and the extraordinary meeting with Man Friday. Roy Marsden plays the older Robinson Crusoe looking back on a life of recklessness, daring and adventure - and the survival of 28 years, two months and 19 days on a desert island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crusoe still carries a punch.

    • By Liam on 30-06-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    "The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continue'd variety for three-score years, besides her childhood, was twelve year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother), twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia at last grew rich, liv'd honest, and died a penitent."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moll Flanders

    • By Tanya I am very upset to tell you that I have not received these items as yet...Therefore I can not comment on them... I have friends waiting for their Christmas gifts still... Dissatisfied is all I can say!!!! on 15-11-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: David Warner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Robinson Crusoe is considered by many to be the first novel in the English language. The term 'Robinsonade' has even been coined to describe the various spin-offs of Robinson Crusoe. It is astonishing how much of the book has become part of the language; the very term 'Robinson Crusoe' has become synonymous with the concept of a castaway.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty heroines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for 12 years a whore, five times a wife (once to her own brother), 12 years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor and just as resourceful as Defoe's other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel that has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, 24 years later, when he confronts another human being.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dull, almost monotone reading

    • By Kindle Customer on 27-12-14
    • The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 21-05-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    In this satirical faux autobiography, Moll Flanders, abandoned at birth, sets her rebellious heart on a life of independence in late 17th-century England. A strong-willed woman, she is determined to make a better life for herself, no matter what it takes: thievery, prostitution, seductions, marriages, or illicit liaisons. Born to a convicted felon in Newgate prison Moll learns to live off her wits, refusing to be a helpless victim and defying most traditional depictions of women of the era.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well read but Defoe...

    • By Steve on 08-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Robinson Crusoe is the classic tale about one man's lust for adventure. Crusoe leaves his parents and hometown for the open sea in the year 1651. But the ocean can be unforgiving, and Crusoe unfortunately learns this the hard way. Through a series of wild events, he ends up shipwrecked on a shore in South America, being forced to salvage what he can in order to survive. Overcoming his despair, Crusoe begins a new life on this island, searching for meaning and eventually finding redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old English

    • By Papa Domingo on 08-11-17

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Journal of the Plague Year

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    First published in March 1722, 57 years after the event that struck more than 100,000 people, Journal of the Plague Year is a compelling portrait of life during London's horrific bubonic plague. Through the eyes of H.F. (speculated to be Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe, from whose journals the book was supposedly adapted) we witness great grief, depravity and despair: crazed sufferers roam the streets, unearthly screams resound across the city, death carts dump their grisly loads into mass graves, and quackery and skulduggery feed on fear. But there is kindness and courage too, as mutual support and caring are upheld through the worst of days.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whoa!

    • By Jess B on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Robin Waterfield, Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
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    After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For 24 years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone.... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • By: Daniel Defoe, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Our eponymous hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realization he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarizing himself with his new habitat: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. And after encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Yarn

    • By Sara on 22-06-09

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is the story of an adventurous young man who ignores the sound and sensible advice of his father and sets off to see the world. However, Crusoe's ship founders in a storm, and he is the only survivor. Washed ashore on a desert island, he is faced with the challenge of providing food and shelter for himself, and is forced to invent afresh many things that he had previously taken for granted.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Roxana

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Beautiful, proud Roxana is terrified of being poor. When her husband leaves her penniless with five children, she must choose between being a virtuous beggar or a rich whore. Embarking on a career as a courtesan and kept woman, Roxana passes from man to man in order to maintain her lavish, glamorous lifestyle. But this life comes at a cost; she is torn between sinful prosperity and the respectability she craves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was wonderful!

    • By Andrea Zuvich on 24-04-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Shipwrecked and cast ashore onto an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe ingeniously carves out a solitary, primitive existence for 24 years. Eventually, he meets a young native whom he saves from death at the hands of cannibals. He calls him Man Friday and makes him his companion and servant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent naration

    • By Mrs. Linda Hall on 21-06-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Moro Silo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Robinson Crusoe" di Daniel Defoe è il racconto-monologo di una storia 'semplice' che è diventata uno dei libri più belli e più letti del mondo: quella di Robinson, un giovane marinaio inglese innamorato dei viaggi e dell'avventura che fa naufragio, si salva raggiungendo un'isola deserta, vive in totale solitudine per 24 anni, divide la sua solitudine per altri tre anni con il 'buon selvaggio' Venerdì, poi viene recuperato alla società attraverso una serie di circostanze avventurose e torna in patria.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £40.69

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