Swiss Family Robinson
Johann David Wyss

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Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Duration: 10 hours and 15 minutes

What to expect

Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on a strange, uncharted tropical island. This timeless, classic story of survival and adventure has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812, and it reads just as fresh as if it were written today. The natural wonders of the lush, exotic land make for an unforgettable setting, and the family itself will find a place in the listeners’ heart.

As they struggle to survive in the wilderness, the Robinsons discover their own amazing ingenuity and courage, each of the sons utilizing his own unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and fantastic discoveries. Although they have lost almost everything in the shipwreck, they are so resourceful that, when rescue finally comes, they decline to leave the happy life they have constructed for themselves in their exotic haven.

Genre

Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Classic fiction

Listen to a sample

“All collections should have some version of The Swiss Family Robinson.”

AudioFile

“Classic adventures don’t get much better than this.”