Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Robinson Crusoe, complete with the text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.
THE STORY 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.
THE READER Jonathan Keeble combines his audio work with a busy theatre and TV career. He has featured in over 500 radio plays for the BBC, from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes. An award-winning reader, Jonathan has recorded over 100 audiobooks.
“An exciting high adventure enhanced with classical music, Robinson Crusoe is a highly recommended pick...” Children's Bookwatch, on the original audiobook production
“Jonathan Keeble's reading sharpens the adventure even more for children of eight and upwards.” Kati Nicholl, Daily Express, on the original audiobook production
“Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners makes the original Robinson Crusoe, which was written in the 1700s, accessible to listeners of all ages, because it is short, easy to understand, but still compelling. Jonathan Keeble, an English television and stage actor, reads Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners, and he brings all of the intensity, high drama and suspense to the reading as an actor might on stage.” Joanna Theiss, Sound Commentary, on the original audiobook production
APP FEATURES - Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks. - Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app. - Ebook text: read the book while you listen to the recording. - Informative notes about the story. - Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off. - Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!