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  • Don Quixote

  • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Tobias Smollett (translator)
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a satire on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

An excellent translation masterfully read

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-06

Extremely well read book that may be a little long for modern tastes. I absolutely adored it.

Unlike The Hunchback of Notre Dame where length and boredom is due to descriptions of things, the length of Don Quixote comes because of the fun Cervantes is having with the reader. Cervantes is an amazing satirist. He skewers every sacred cow of his time and tears his contemporary pulp fiction writers apart.

I loved it. I listen while I exercise. It is a nice engaging book, but not so deep that I have to pause.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,129

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saved my Life

  • By Christine on 09-17-08

From a 12 year entrepreneur

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-05

I'm on my second business. The first one lasted 2 years. I published 17 books. My latest business is as a recruiter of programmers, salespeople and bankers for the last 12 years.

Is the book useful? Absolutely. I will be reading it again in 6 months. I need to get more out of it. I particularly liked the exposition mixed in with the story of a believable disciple. I learn better that way.

A very good buy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful