I loved it, but that seems to be because I love all that old British stuff, especially those tales of young women who had to get by on their wits to survive. I read another review on this site that discussed this book as evidence of the how the novel started and to appreciate more modern works, we had to see how it all started. I totally agree. This book is simple, simply written, with many facts and details omitted. The author has done his best to capture the feminine point of view, but I think almost any modern novelist would have a better understanding of the opposite sex than Defoe did here. However, I found myself eagerly anticipating what would happen next and I enjoyed the telling.
This was another book I "read" on CD in my car, and I forgot to take note of the reader's name before I returned it to the library, but she was sensational and really brought the book to life!