But it's an adventure story and it's entertaining from that aspect. As an avid animal lover, this is probably one of the worst and most frustrating books I have ever read. In truth I only listened to half of the book. I absolutely loved this book, and have read it again and again. I feel a tiny bit terrible giving a classic novel only one star, but this book is a tiny bit terrible itself, so I think it all evens out. I have been painstakingly pushing my way through this book for a while now. There also isn't much tension - they start the adventure on the island loaded with provisions, basically everything they need. I heartily agree with the reviewer that that was talking about how the Robinson's kill everything in sight. I understand that animals were a source of food that was necessary to their survival, but the attitude and frequency with which the author wrote about it was offensive to me. "Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss and edited by his son Johann Rudolf Wyss, the novel was intended to teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws. The reader has a nice voice and is easy to listen to.The book was great fiction. Could we add William Godwin's version of the Swiss Family Robinson to Wikisource? Good book and very good narration. As an avid animal lover, this is probably one of the worst and most frustrating books I have ever read. The Dad knows everything about anything, plants, animals, manufacturing processes, so it's so unbelievable. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Whoever thought to create abridged versions of books is a criminal for the ages! This book was almost mildly entertaining until it became disgustingly unbearable. The racism was unpleasant, and the kids acted dumb, it was like being in church a lot of the time, but I do like a unique survival story. The family was shipwrecked and everyone else on the ship perished when they deserted the ship. The characters are obnoxiously perfect. The idea of being in an island with no human neighbors is daunting to say the least. The back of the book is a LIE! I'm having a hard time getting through it. 1851. Still very happy to somehow have kept a book that I read over and over again as a kid, until its pages started falling out. the books magnificence is amplified by the narrator's voice. Stop right now! I cannot find one, nor do I own a copy of the translation. The reader is absolutely brilliant. They don't even live principally in a tree house, they move to a cave. Swiss Family Robinson 1926. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate … The sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck, they wash ashore to learn that the danger has only begun. CYGNIS INSIGNIS 21:49, 26 February 2016 (UTC) Is there any way to find a scan? To see what your friends thought of this book, Not really. They made many more amazing discoveries and got quite comfortable on the island which was hither to uninhabited. Yes, I found dad to be an insufferable know-it-all. Only after they decide to maybe eat it. ★★½☆☆ Torture to get through to the end. Wyss' attitude toward education is in line with the teachings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and many of the episodes have to do with Christian-oriented moral lessons such as frugality, husbandry, acceptance, cooperation, etc. I may have to see how that goes. The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel by Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. I wish we could search by reader as this man was brilliant in my opinion. He brings each character to life and draws the listener deep into the story. On further exploration, they discovered better shelter and even a salt supply. WITH EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN GILBERT. But I digress. it is fun. I thought there would be more about the building of the tree house and finding creative solutions, like the movie, but there isn't that much. Wasted potential are the words that most aptly describe this book. frustrating, but i suppose quite memorable. Found an error? Treasure Island was awesome compared to this. If you're an animal on an island, and the Robinson family happens to come around - GET OUT!
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