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Friday, February 10, 2017

#5 - The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann David Wyss

Title:  The Swiss Family Robinson 
Author:  Johann David Wyss
Publisher/Date:  Taintor Audio/2010
ISBN: 9781400 115846
Narrated by:  Norman Dietz
CDs/Hours:  10/12.5
Dates listened to:  1/22/17 – 2/9/17

Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island.  Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812.  With optimism and boundless enthusiasm, the Robinson family undertakes the extraordinary task of constructing a home for themselves and exploring the primitive island filled with strange and beautiful creatures and exotic fruits and plants.  Rich in action and suspense, this exhilarating novel takes us to a faraway place of danger and beauty, where the courageous Robinson family embarks on a thrilling new life.

I thoroughly enjoyed this unabridged version of a story I was familiar with from the movie.  The book is longer than the film and tells of the time the mother and youngest son were kidnapped.  The movie is loosely based upon the book and gives us pirates and plunder versus the natives that inhabit a neighboring island.   

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