Robinson Crusoe is thought to be inspired by the life of the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned himself.
My Thoughts: I feel a little inadequate to review a book that has been popular for nearly 300 years. It is an amazing adventure story, but not the edge of your seat kind of adventure we are used to today. I listened to it and am glad I did. Hearing it helped me understand it better. The the beginning was somewhat repetitive but once past that it rolled right along. I've read several reviews where people complained about the old fashioned language, misspellings etc. It is what it is, a 300 year old novel. I'm glad I read (listened to)it, I enjoyed it. I hope you do too.
I love the titles of old books. Just look at that monster of a title for this one. You've got your synopsis right there.
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