Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN 9780792743361 $29.95 Two CDs
There is something archetypal and almost seductive about the idea of being stranded on a deserted island. The subject has never been better dealt with than in one of the English language's first novels, based on the true-life experience of a Scots shoemaker named Alexander Selkirk. This full-cast BBC production seamlessly follows Crusoe's 28-year struggle for survival through reedy-voiced, understated monologues, heartfelt flashbacks, and frighteningly realistic pirate and storm scenes. Through vocal nuances Crusoe is portrayed not as a hero, but as a flawed, resourceful, and altogether human character--most likely as Defoe intended. B.P. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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