The Swiss Family Robinson

  • by Johann David Wyss
  • Narrated by Norman Dietz
  • 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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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.
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- dragonflymorning

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.
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- CT

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio