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WYSS, J.D.: Swiss Family Robinson (The) (Abridged)


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WYSS, J.D.: Swiss Family Robinson (The) (Abridged)

A classic tale of adventure and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson has been a bestseller ever since it was published in 1812, just over 200 years ago. Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss, it begins with a shipwreck. A boat carrying a family of settlers to a distant colony is driven onto a reef just off an uncharted tropical island. The sailors desert the ship in lifeboats, leaving the family on board. They weather the storm, build a makeshift raft of empty casks and head for the island. Once on dry land, they set about exploring their new surroundings. Using their wits and ingenuity, they build a new life together and make many amazing discoveries…

Disc 1

  The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged)
1.   The Swiss Family Robinson 00:10:32
2.   All being ready, we cast off, and moved away… 00:10:42
3.   The voice of our vigilant cock roused me… 00:09:31
4.   After this delicious meal, Fritz having resumed… 00:09:00
5.   We did not, however, long enjoy this repose… 00:07:52
6.   We resigned ourselves to sleeping in our small boat… 00:10:27
7.   Beneath the shelter of our tent… 00:06:22
8.   Next morning, the greatest activity instantly prevailed… 00:06:34
9.   When dinner was over, I prepared our night quarters. 00:07:32

Disc 2

  The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged)
1.   Next morning the children sprang about the tree… 00:09:23
2.   Next morning, Fritz prepared everything in readiness… 00:09:22
3.   Next morning my thoughts began to revert… 00:09:19
4.   By sunrise we were all astir… 00:12:51
5.   Six weeks slipped away while we were thus… 00:09:26
6.   As we repassed the rocky bed of a stream… 00:06:16
7.   One morning, we were suddenly alarmed by hearing… 00:07:31
8.   Week after week rolled by. 00:08:29
9.   We made preparations for an excursion… 00:05:43

Disc 3

  The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged)
1.   We proceeded to test the climbing powers… 00:08:18
2.   I was seated with my wife and Fritz… 00:05:08
3.   Out of this painful state we were at last delivered… 00:08:23
4.   There remained much anxiety in my mind… 00:08:47
5.   All was ready for a start at an early hour… 00:10:01
6.   I awoke at dawn… 00:06:59
7.   I wished to make yet another excursion… 00:06:26
8.   Next morning early we examined our farmyard… 00:06:58
9.   Scarcely had I completed my pottery… 00:10:46

Disc 4

  The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged)
1.   Year followed year… 00:10:37
2.   Here ended the narrative; but next morning… 00:10:08
3.   Late in the evening we desisted from our labours… 00:07:45
4.   Five days passed, but Fritz still remained absent. 00:09:21
5.   When she was gone, and silence had been restored… 00:08:53
6.   Next morning as we assembled for breakfast… 00:08:22
7.   The rest of the day was occupied in making… 00:12:49

Total Playing Time: 04:56:33

Wyss, Johann David

Keeble, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0224

Barcode: 9781843799467

Physical Release: 2016

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