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The Swiss Family Robinson

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,697 Sterne; 1488 Bewertungen)

The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. 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 a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase. They domesticate buffaloes, wild asses, and monkeys. They establish farms and plantations. And finally, they have a terrifying encounter with natives from a nearby island.

Johann David Wyss, the author, did not live to complete his tale. Storytellers over the years have injected so many episodes into the various versions that probably none closely match the original. (Indeed, the Baroness de Montholieu expanded the book from two volumes into five when she translated it into French.) This effort was re-translated into English in 1849 by W.H.G. Kingston, abridging the edition severely. It follows the British sensibilities of the period in terms of sentence structure and emphasis. (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (12 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

18:47

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Chapter 02

21:19

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Chapter 03

18:04

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Chapter 04

15:01

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Chapter 05

9:51

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Chapter 06

6:43

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Chapter 07

9:06

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Chapter 08

10:02

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Chapter 09

9:57

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Chapter 10

9:10

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Chapter 11

19:14

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Chapter 12

10:49

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Chapter 13

10:24

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Chapter 14

12:22

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Chapter 15

12:44

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Chapter 16

11:02

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Chapter 17

13:13

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Chapter 18

9:09

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Chapter 19

8:39

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Chapter 20

17:35

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Chapter 21

14:57

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Chapter 22

13:36

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Chapter 23

12:08

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Chapter 24

11:34

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Chapter 25

13:49

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Chapter 26

18:38

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Chapter 27

24:01

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Chapter 28

12:34

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Chapter 29

17:09

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Chapter 30

9:19

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Chapter 31

9:35

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Chapter 32

15:16

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Chapter 33

12:48

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Chapter 34

12:53

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Chapter 35

14:17

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Chapter 36

12:31

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Chapter 37

14:16

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Chapter 38

18:59

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Chapter 39

19:05

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Chapter 40

18:51

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Chapter 41

13:30

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Chapter 42

14:14

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Chapter 43

9:44

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Chapter 44

19:30

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Chapter 45

11:35

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Chapter 46

28:56

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Chapter 47

20:07

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Chapter 48

21:33

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Chapter 49

26:29

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Chapter 50

15:17

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Chapter 51

25:49

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Chapter 52

9:03

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Bewertungen

Have always loved this story.

(5 Sterne)

Not only did I enjoy the story itself but, though I am an adult, I feel that it enhanced my character as well. I am sure I will listen to it again, at a later date.

Great

(5 Sterne)

great reading I think you did really well I can't wait to see what else he does also the story was really well written and everyone can enjoy this book

Thank you Mark Smith!

(5 Sterne)

I am so greatful for all the novels Mark Smith has volunteered. He does an amazing job! I only came across this book as many others simply because he is Narrating. I will be completing all of the books he has done. Highly recommended book and reader!! p.s. thanks for making my work days fly bye ;)

excellently read

(4 Sterne)

heavy on santimonious words like "gluttony" and "idleness" and other pious phrases common of the time of writing, this is a wonderful, fanciful tale written by an obvious fan of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Fan fic done right 😁

Clear, well-paced reading

(5 Sterne)

Thank you so much for this excellent reading. The ditction was perfect and the narrator was careful to take time to allow the words to perfectly communicate all the details in the text.

Switch Family Robinson

(5 Sterne)

outstanding classic perform by an Outstanding reader. Mark F Smith perform the characters in such a way that is capturing to the reader. thank you Mr Smith,

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful reading. Viewed with modern eyes, the naivety of the author may cause the occasional chuckle or cringe, yet the story is a classic and very enjoyable.

(4,5 Sterne)

I liked the book and the reader. I'll have to say though, I did miss not having the the pirates that are in the Disney movie version.