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audiobook: Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

audiobook: Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
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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)

The ZyngRule audiobook reader has the following features:

* Table of Contents
* Pocket Guard Screen Lock: a translucent overlay prevents accidental button presses while your iphone is placed in your pocket
* 10-second rewind and fast-forward
* Sound effects


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