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Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn’t needful… and is marooned on a small island off South America.Crusoe shows the value of single-minded labor as he pursues ways to feed, shelter, and clothe himself. His ardent wish is to escape his island – why is it that the only people who come there are cannibals? But he spends more than two decades in isolation before acquiring a sidekick – the man Friday you’ve probably heard of. And who would guess his way to salvation would depend on leading a last-ditch fight against a shipful of mutineers?For other castaway stories inspired by “Robinson Crusoe”, listen to “The Swiss Family Robinson” (http://snipurl.com/swiss_family) and “The Mysterious Island” (http://snipurl.com/mysterious_island). (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

Robinson Crusoe (version 2) by Daniel Defoe (c.1660 - 1731‪)‬ LibriVox

    • Arts
    • 3.8 • 5 Ratings

Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn’t needful… and is marooned on a small island off South America.Crusoe shows the value of single-minded labor as he pursues ways to feed, shelter, and clothe himself. His ardent wish is to escape his island – why is it that the only people who come there are cannibals? But he spends more than two decades in isolation before acquiring a sidekick – the man Friday you’ve probably heard of. And who would guess his way to salvation would depend on leading a last-ditch fight against a shipful of mutineers?For other castaway stories inspired by “Robinson Crusoe”, listen to “The Swiss Family Robinson” (http://snipurl.com/swiss_family) and “The Mysterious Island” (http://snipurl.com/mysterious_island). (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

    Chapter 1: Start in Life

    Chapter 1: Start in Life

    • 31 min
    Chapter 2: Slavery & Escape

    Chapter 2: Slavery & Escape

    • 28 min
    Chapter 3a: Wrecked On a Desert Island, Part 1

    Chapter 3a: Wrecked On a Desert Island, Part 1

    • 22 min
    Chapter 3b, Part 2

    Chapter 3b, Part 2

    • 21 min
    Chapter 4a: First Weeks On the Island, Part 1

    Chapter 4a: First Weeks On the Island, Part 1

    • 19 min
    Chapter 4b, Part 2

    Chapter 4b, Part 2

    • 30 min

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WONDERFUL JOB!

A great classic very well read by Mark Smith.

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I really enjoyed this book and it was very well read.

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