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DEFOE, D.: Robinson Crusoe retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)


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DEFOE, D.: Robinson Crusoe retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)

When his ship is wrecked in a storm, Robinson Crusoe finds himself stranded on a desert island with no one to help him and no chance of rescue. Scared and alone, he tries to make a life for himself: building shelters, hunting food, taming animals, crafting boats and making clothes. But just as his life appears to be settled, he sees someone else’s footprint on the beach and a different struggle for survival begins, this time against cannibals and pirates.

Roy McMillan combines an abridged version of Defoe’s novel with his own helpful explanations to retell the story for younger listeners.

Disc 1

  Robinson Crusoe retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)
1.   I was born in the city of York in the north of England… 00:05:47
2.   The Portuguese captain set me down in Brazil… 00:05:42
3.   After we had managed to get four miles or so… 00:05:42
4.   On waking, I found to my surprise that the waves… 00:06:34
5.   Despite all this work preparing a place to live… 00:05:22
6.   November the 7th – Now it began to be settled fair weather. 00:06:06
7.   I was cast ashore on the 'Isle of Despair'… 00:06:14
8.   I discovered that the seasons of the year… 00:06:52
9.   While my barley was growing… 00:06:42
10.   I had spied some land far distant from the other side… 00:05:27
11.   On the 6th November in the sixth year of my 'reign'… 00:03:22
12.   It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat… 00:05:22
13.   Oh, what ridiculous resolutions men take when possessed… 00:04:12
14.   The evidence of the savages' abhorrent feastings… 00:05:56

Disc 2

  Robinson Crusoe retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)
1.   I was now in the twenty - third year of my residence… 00:05:41
2.   As all these were but conjectures at best… 00:06:15
3.   I decided to keep a regular look - out… 00:05:20
4.   After my savage had slumbered, rather than slept… 00:04:07
5.   When he had done this, I decided to make some clothes… 00:05:10
6.   After Friday and I became more intimately acquainted… 00:05:20
7.   I was now entered on the seven and twentieth year… 00:03:35
8.   Meanwhile, I pulled out my knife and cut the ties… 00:05:03
9.   Over the next month or so, I spoke to the Spaniard… 00:04:45
10.   'We must be sent directly from heaven then,' said one… 00:05:09
11.   It was several hours before the others came back to their boat… 00:05:10
12.   When I took leave of the island, I carried on board… 00:04:17

Total Playing Time: 02:19:12

Defoe, Daniel

McMillan, Roy

Keeble, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0072

Barcode: 9781843795575

Physical Release: 02/2012

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