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Robinson Crusoe
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Robinson Crusoe
Edition: Abridged
Creators: Daniel Defoe, Tony Britton
Publisher: CSA Word
Imprint: CSAW
Pub. date: 2007
SRP: 10.48 USD
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
ISBN: 9781908153456
DRM Level: Windows Media DRM
Min. Version: OverDrive app 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 32910 KB
Duration: 02:17:24
Grade Range: Grade 9 - Grade 12
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Classic Literature, Fiction
Keywords:
   Castaway, Crusoe, desert island, isolation, Man Friday, raft, tropical
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Short Description:
   

One of the greatest 'castaway novels ever written, 'Robinson Crusoe' sees its namesake struggling on a desert island after a shipwreck.

Robinson Crusoe is a sailor who becomes stranded on a desert island for over twenty years when a storm destroys the boat he is travelling on. The ultimate tale of isolation and survival against the odds, Crusoe has a series of adventures which are both exciting and saddening, as a listener silently joins a man who is desperate for company, yet always adapting better to island life.

Full Description:
   

One of the greatest 'castaway novels ever written, 'Robinson Crusoe' sees its namesake struggling on a desert island after a shipwreck.

Robinson Crusoe is a sailor who becomes stranded on a desert island for over twenty years when a storm destroys the boat he is travelling on. The ultimate tale of isolation and survival against the odds, Crusoe has a series of adventures which are both exciting and saddening, as a listener silently joins a man who is desperate for company, yet always adapting better to island life.

Reviews:
  Publisher's Weekly
     

February 1, 2003
Newly abridged by Timothy Meis, James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans comes to life under the paintbrush of N.C. Wyeth, with illustrations originally published in 1919. The artist offers readers a close-up view of the French and Indian War, in paintings such as British colonel Duncan's struggle against a Huron warrior or the Mohican Chingachgook similarly fighting off another Huron warrior in the clearing of a wood. Wyeth's paintings also accompany Meis's adaptation of Daniel DeFoe's Robinson Crusoe, due out in February.

  AudioFile Magazine
      Considered to be one of the first novels written in English, this work is a true gem. Defoe's story is much more than that of a man who leaves England to seek his riches in "the Brazils" and ends up shipwrecked on an island in the Caribbean. Defoe, whose theology was kin to that of the Puritans, describes the journey of a man who has run from God, only to find His providences in the midst of adversity and affliction. John Lescault has a pleasant and genteel-sounding English accent. His exceptionally clear delivery has near perfect inflection and pacing. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
OverDrive WMA Audiobook (OAB) Rights:
  Burning to disk permitted
  Transfer permitted to compatible devices
     Transfer to iPod®/Apple® device permitted
  Public performance not permitted
  File sharing not permitted
  Peer-to-peer usage not permitted
Geographic Rights:
   World-wide
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