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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1719, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is commonly considered as the first novel in English. Based on the real-life experience of Alexander Selkirk, who spent four years on a Pacific island, it is the account of the 28-year stay of an English sailor on a nearly uninhabited island near America. Actually, Robinson Crusoe has to share the island with cannibals. He eventually manages to save some of their victims, one of them becoming his servant under the name Man Friday.
The story has aroused the imagination of many generations and has remained popular ever since its first publication. This book is considered one of the most widely published books in history.
Public Domain (P)2007 123classical
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1 out of 5 stars
By Brennan Palmer on 10-25-11

Seriously Horrible

If you can get past the fact that it sounds like he is reading inside a tin can, this narrator is absolutely impossible to listen to for more than a few minutes without zoning out. He pauses at the most inoportune times, right in. ......... the middle of a sentence. I don't even know what to say about this. I laughed out loud when I first heard it. Was this done in someone's basement? Was the guy holding his nose? I got through precisely 24 minutes before I gave up. And that was listening on 1-1/2 times speed. Awful.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Armstrong on 09-02-11

This guy shouldn't be allowed to read outloud

I liken the experience to cutting yourself then pouring lemon juice on the wound. I bet the story is good though.

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