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Robinson Crusoe Audiobook

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Mark F. Smith Release Date: January 2021

Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer) – a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near the coasts of Venezuela and Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called 'Más a Tierra', now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966. Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. It is generally seen as a contender for the first English novel. Before the end of 1719, the book had already run through four editions, and it has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, spawning so many imitations, not only in literature but also in film, television, and radio, that its name is used to define a genre, the Robinsonade.

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Robinson Crusoe Vol. II Audiobook

Robinson Crusoe Vol. II

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Max Garzón Release Date: December 2020

Robinson Crusoe es una de las obras más famosas del célebre escritor inglés Daniel Defoe, publicada en 1719 y considerada la primera novela inglesa. Se trata de una autobiografía ficticia del protagonista, un náufrago inglés que pasa 28 años en una remota isla desierta. Probablemente la historia tuvo como inspiración hechos reales ocurridos a Pedro Serrano y Alexander Selkirk,​ a partir de donde construiría, con una trama sencilla y auténtica, un símbolo del colonialismo, del hombre perfecto y de la moral suprema. Robinson Crusoe es la clásica novela de aventuras por antonomasia.

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Die Pest in London (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Die Pest in London (Ungekürzt)

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Helmut Hafner Release Date: November 2020

Die Pest war eine der größten Geißeln in der Geschichte. Von der Antike bis weit ins 17. Jahrhundert forderte sie Millionen von Menschenleben. Daniel Defoe schildert in einer Mischung aus Roman und Augenzeugenbericht die große Pest zu London im Jahre 1664, eine der letzten großen Pestepidemien in Europa, der weit über 100.000 Londoner zum Opfer fielen. Bedrückend und mahnend angesichts der drohenden Gefahren moderner Seuchen.

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The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged)

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Ben Hynes Release Date: November 2020

'The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe' is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719. Just as in its significantly more popular predecessor, Robinson Crusoe (1719), the first edition credits the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author. It was published under the considerably longer original title: The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Being the Second and Last Part of His Life, And of the Strange Surprising Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe. Although intended to be the last Crusoe tale, the novel is followed by a non-fiction book involving Crusoe by Defoe entitled Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: With his Vision of the Angelick World (1720). The story is speculated to be partially based on Moscow embassy secretary Adam Brand's journal detailing the embassy's journey from Moscow to Peking from 1693 to 1695. The book starts with the statement about Crusoe's marriage in England. He bought a little farm in Bedford and had three children: two sons and one daughter. Our hero suffered a distemper and a desire to see 'his island.' He could talk of nothing else, and one can imagine that no one took his stories seriously, except his wife. She told him, in tears, 'I will go with you, but I won't leave you.' But in the middle of this felicity, Providence unhinged him at once, with the loss of his wife.

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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged)

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Ben Hynes Release Date: November 2020

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Crusoe set sail from Kingston upon Hull on a sea voyage in August 1651, against the wishes of his parents, who wanted him to pursue a career in law. After a tumultuous journey where his ship is wrecked in a storm, his lust for the sea remains so strong that he sets out to sea again. This journey, too, ends in disaster, as the ship is taken over by Salé pirates (the Salé Rovers) and Crusoe is enslaved by a Moor. Two years later, he escapes in a boat with a boy named Xury; a captain of a Portuguese ship off the west coast of Africa rescues him. The ship is en route to Brazil. Crusoe sells Xury to the captain. With the captain's help, Crusoe procures a plantation.

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A Journal of the Plague Year Audiobook

A Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Victor Craig Release Date: November 2020

Daniel Defoe (1659 or 1661 - 1731) was an English writer and journalist who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. In 1665, the bubonic plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 victims. In ‘A Journal of the Plague Year’, first published in 1722, Defoe chronicles the progress of the epidemic. His fictional narrator traverses a city with deserted streets and alleyways, where the houses of death have crosses daubed on their doors. He described the panic among the inhabitants of the city as fear, isolation and hysteria reign. Defoe identifies specific neighborhoods, streets, and even houses in which the horrific events took place. Well-researched, the book also provides tables of casualty figures and discusses the reality of various accounts heard by the narrator.

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Robinson Crusoe Vol. I Audiobook

Robinson Crusoe Vol. I

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Max Garzón Release Date: November 2020

Robinson Crusoe es una de las obras más famosas del célebre escritor inglés Daniel Defoe, publicada en 1719 y considerada la primera novela inglesa. Se trata de una autobiografía ficticia del protagonista, un náufrago inglés que pasa 28 años en una remota isla desierta. Probablemente la historia tuvo como inspiración hechos reales ocurridos a Pedro Serrano y Alexander Selkirk,​ a partir de donde construiría, con una trama sencilla y auténtica, un símbolo del colonialismo, del hombre perfecto y de la moral suprema. Robinson Crusoe es la clásica novela de aventuras por antonomasia.

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A Journal of the Plague Year Audiobook

A Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Shea Taylor Release Date: November 2020

"Another plague year would reconcile all these differences; a close conversing with death, or with diseases that threaten death, would scum off the gall from our tempers, remove the animosities among us, and bring us to see with differing eyes than those which we looked on things with before." In 1665, London was struck by the bubonic plague, an epidemic that was the last major instance of the bubonic plague in England. This instance of the plague killed 100,000 people over a year and a half, and was transmitted through rats that ran through the city. A Journal of the Plague Year was presented as an eyewitness account of the epidemic through the eyes of Londoners, though Daniel DeFoe was only a child during the plague. This book was likely based on the journals and writings of his uncle, but is written with factual specificity and authority that place it among other contemporary accounts of the year. Whether it should be called fiction or nonfiction has been widely debated due to its astonishing amount of factual details, but its ultimate fictitious nature of the authorship. This journal, whether considered fact or fiction, remains relevant centuries later in a world experiencing similar events and casualties. The words within the journal echo the same sentiments as those experiencing the modern pandemic have felt and expressed. Delving into the observations of the past generations gives current readers a sense of shared suffering through the centuries, and may impart retroactive wisdom that is remarkably relevant for current times.

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Robinson Crusoe Audiobook

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Harry Andrews Release Date: October 2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Marooned on a deserted island when a storm claims the life of his shipmates, Robinson Crusoe is must find a way to survive. In a journey beset with danger and excitement, he builds a house, grows crops and even makes a friend. This beloved story of courage and hard work is masterfully narrated by Harry Andrews, who is best known for his on-screen portrayals of fearsome military officers.

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Quick Classics Collection: Travel: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Three Men in a Boat; Robinson Cruso Audiobook

Quick Classics Collection: Travel: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Three Men in a Boat; Robinson Cruso

Author: Daniel Defoe, Jerome K. Jerome, Mark Twain Narrator: Bing Crosby, Harry Andrews, Jeremy Nicholas Release Date: October 2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Moving from a long hot summer in Mississippi to the rivers of London, and beyond to a remote tropical desert island, this collection of fictional travel writing contains some of the most famous novels from the 18th and 19th century and includes Bing Crosby’s superb reading of Mark Twain’s classic coming of age tale. These classic stories are read by singer, comedian, and actor Bing Crosby; president of the Jerome K. Jerome Society, Jeremy Nicholas; and The Red Beret’s Harry Andrews. This collection includes: • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, read by Bing Crosby • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Jeremy Nicholas • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, read by Harry Andrews

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Robinson Crusoe (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Robinson Crusoe (Ungekürzt)

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Karlheinz Gabor Release Date: October 2020

Robinson Crusoe wird nach einem Schiffbruch als einziger Überlebender auf eine einsame Insel verschlagen. Er kämpft um das Überleben - gegen die Unwetter und die feindliche Natur, gegen Kannibalen und die Einsamkeit. Diesem Buch liegt die Geschichte des schottischen Matrosen Alexander Selkirk zugrunde, der von seinem Schiffe desertierte und lange einsam auf der Insel Juan Fernandez lebte. Die Wirkung des 'Robinson Crusoe' war ungeheuer; schon nach wenigen Jahren war das Buch in viele Sprachen übersetzt und in Millionen verkauft.

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A Journal of the Plague Year Audiobook

A Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Victor Craig Release Date: September 2020

Daniel Defoe (1659 or 1661 - 1731) was an English writer and journalist who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. In 1665, the bubonic plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 victims. In ‘A Journal of the Plague Year’, first published in 1722, Defoe chronicles the progress of the epidemic. His fictional narrator traverses a city with deserted streets and alleyways, where the houses of death have crosses daubed on their doors. He described the panic among the inhabitants of the city as fear, isolation and hysteria reign. Defoe identifies specific neighborhoods, streets, and even houses in which the horrific events took place. Well-researched, the book also provides tables of casualty figures and discusses the reality of various accounts heard by the narrator.

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