Norway, MI, United States | Member Since 2012
I usually prefer a printed version for the books I read for a class.But when I began to read Gulliver's Travels for a class, I realized that it would most likely be amazing on audiobook, and I was right! Immediately my pronunciations and comprehension of this book increased.
As a child I remember reading condensed and sensitized versions of this story, and now as an adult, I began to see more of the true story. Every time a somewhat inappropriate part came on, I was shocked into laughter. Don't get me wrong, the full version is still very appropriate for children in my opinion, but it creates a more enjoyable experience for more mature audiences as well.
This timeless story was one of the more enjoyable listens I have had. The narrator does a great job of using his voice to create a visual of the locations but the time period as well. I would most likely not listen to this again, simply because of the length and lack of the action that I prefer in a book. As for recommending this book, I would only suggest it to someone with a very patient love of classics.
Absolutely. This book had so much action that it kept me awake almost all night. There are very few listens that I have had such a hard time stopping.
Bray, the high school biology teacher, was may favorite character due to his smart remarks and addition of color to the story. I also had a high school teacher by the name of Bray that acted very much like the one in the story.
My favorite scene is the moment when the crew was being chased by the BFS's.
I have listened to 12 books on audio so far, some of them 40+ hours long, and none of them have even come close to the intensity and excitement of this one. At first I wasn't so sure I liked the narration, but it soon grew on me. The narrator clearly distinguishes between voices (this hasn't been the case in many of my listens) and adds excitement to every word. This book as led me to listen to more of this author's works.
The story within this book, although at some times repetitive, kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. As a college student, I have a large amount of mandatory reading. This book was a great way to spend a saturday afternoon and listen to something I actually chose myself. It's an easy listen with an excellent story and a great lesson.
Every chapter holds its own memorable moments. Every time new information was presented from history, my heart skipped a beat. I have never spent so much time pausing a book to research the topic to make sure the information was accurate. That's how "jaw-dropping" this book is.
This book is narrated by the author. This is an understandable arrangement but I would rather have had a more skilled reader to listen to. He could have done a much better job of distinguishing between the voices. There are several times where I had to think about who was talking so that I could understand what was going on.
Absolutely. I knocked off this book in an afternoon while cleaning my dorm. It's amazing how glued I was tot he story that I could practically do anything but listen to music and still be able to follow along.
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