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Grade 7 Up-Defoe's classic novel of shipwreck and survival, now nearly 300 years old, is abridged competently in this recording. The flavor of the 18th century language is retained, but the plot moves along at a pace more appealing to 21st century ears. The reader, Martin Shaw, has a pleasant voice, but unfortunately tends to trail off at the ends of sentences, losing whole words. As with all abridgements, large sections of the story and entire characters are omitted, but since most of the book tells of Crusoe's solitary sojourn on the island, this is not a major problem. This version is no substitute for the original, but it would be a supplemental purchase in libraries where abridgements are popular.
Sarah Flowers, Santa Clara County Library, Morgan Hill, CA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Thomas Keymer provides a splendid introduction and richly explanatory endnotes (co-written with James Kelly Adam Potkay, Recent Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth CenturySee all Editorial Reviews
Very good. Had never read it before. It was not like i throughout it would be.Published 15 days ago by Clarence Chickering
Enjoyed listening from Orlando to San Antonio. The book is a classic.Published 16 days ago by William Wenthe
At 75 years oild I learnt a lot wish I had read it properly at school.Published 1 month ago by sutto
Long overdue read. Really enjoyed story, characters and setting. As it turned out, my knowledge of this tale was only minimal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Dougherty
I have tried to over the years read some of the classics as I go along. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book to begin with but I ended up really enjoying the story very much.Published 2 months ago by ROLL TIDE 1