- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 13 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: December 16, 1999
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000547AQ
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This isn't your childhood Swiss family.Read more ›
Be warned that the contents of the version of Swiss Family Robinson published by General Books LLC is completely unedited garbage. Also be warned that when you do the "Look Inside," you're not looking at the General Books LLC version, you're looking at an image of the book from a genuine publisher that actually edits and checks their work. And the reason is....
General Books LLC puts together books using an OCR automated scanning device which misses complete pages. There are numerous Typos and there's no table of contents. There is ABSOLUTELY NO EDITING of any kind done to the book, and the scanning is done by a robot (which the publishers website says can miss pages).
This is all stated on the publishers web site (google them and read - you'll be as stunned as I was when you get all the details). The Almost every review of books published by General Books LLC (around 500,000 of them from one imprint or another now listed on Amazon) by buyers is negative, many are extremely so.
If you have bought the version from General Books LLC by mistake, you can return to Amazon within 30 days(but check Amazon's Return Policy for the details) .
Personally, I always liked Swiss Family Robinson, my one star review is for the General Books LLC version.
If your intent is to widen your child's vocabulary by exposing them to good writing and lyrical prose, do not opt for the "retold," condensed versions of these classic stories. Get the originals and read every word. They will get the meaning from the context and will be enriched. I cannot say the same for the Classic Start Series.
I suppose they serve a purpose and that because of the price point there will be children who will hear the stories that otherwise might not. For that point alone I gave the two stars.
Readers should be warned that different versions of the Swiss Family Robinson abound. The Swiss pastor originally credited with the work - Johann David Wyss (1743-1818) - originally told many of these tales to his children, one of whom was likely responsible for the editing and publication of it. It was subsequently translated into many languages, with translators taking major liberties in abridgement or adding episodes of their own. The Disney film version, for instance, contains confrontations with pirates that are entirely absent from the original. Some versions speak of the shipwrecked lass as "Jenny", others as "Emily". The version I read (the Puffin Classics edition) was the translation of WHG Kingston, first published in 1879, and widely regarded as one of the best-loved English translations.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a classic that I didn't read as a kid. I decided to do it at age 75. The father of the family does a lot of preaching of religion and morals that is annoying. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Joe R. Mcauley
Bought this book for my niece.. She loves it! (age 10)-- She loves to read!!Published 10 days ago by Terri
I would suggest this book to anybody who enjoys reading adventures novels. Even though its is a true story it read like a fiction novel so I would also recommend this to anybody... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Just a lovely classic,one of those books you can read many times and enjoy it as if it were the first time.Published 23 days ago by jim bailey
“The Swiss Family Robinson” is an exciting adventure story about a large family who survives a terrifying shipwreck, only to become stranded on an uninhabited island! Read morePublished 29 days ago by James Vachowski
Bought the book for my daughter for school, cannot speak about content or story. Was glad to find it at good priice.Published 1 month ago by Christiana Russell
This wasn't my kind of book but my husband had me by it to read to our son. He was sucked right in. We ended up having to rent the movie when the book was over.Published 1 month ago by Mom in NH