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Don Quixote is the classic story. Called the first modern novel, this marvelous book has stood the test of time to become irrevocably intertwined with the fabric of society. Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

©2003 Edith Grossman (translation) (P)2003 Recorded Books

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Possibly the Best Ever

In every way this is tremendous. I listen each year to this version. Perhaps the best novel, best translation and best narration of all time :) !!!

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A true pleasure

This book is the personification of a classic and should be enjoyed by all. This was one of the most enjoyable and well performed audio books I have listened to and one I have no reservations in recommending to others.

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this is perhaps the greatest book ever written.

narrated extraordinary well this book is filled with witticisms humor enjoyable stories and hidden inside the stories are incredible lessons this book is truly amazing

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Fantastic

One of my favorite books beautifully read. One of the best buddy novels of all time.

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The Infamous Don Quixote

Great narration, and although I cannot compare translations to another version, I thoroughly enjoyed it (yes you can notice some sections originating from another language, but that's part of the experience.
I didn't realize this had the original and sequel in it and was pleasantly surprised when I found out.
Good strange adventurous listen.

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Postmodern before modern existed

Ahead of its time and possibly ours as well. Brilliant layers of fiction and meta-fiction give the method to the madness of the errant knight.

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Amazing

An amazing performance! masterfully done version of the Spanish classic. Highly entertaining and very much recommended.

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father and mother of modern fiction

Thoughts turn, while listening to the exploits of knight and squire, to the great fiction of perceived transition made by mankind, from naïve ignorance to reason. Will we achieve our own clarity only at death's door?

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Spain need offer no more to the world

Would you listen to Don Quixote again? Why?

I re-listened immediately

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator was exceptional. It would have been difficult to replicate in my mind the hilarity that he brought out of each episode or exchange.

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to pick just one. Sancho in the blanket and the numerous recollections; the heavy blows, bruised ribs, missing molars; I liked the whole damn thing.

Any additional comments?

George Guidall and Edith Grossman have done a service to humanity with this work.

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a classic now read

i thoroughly enjoyed this classic as I had not read it before. I did find it difficult to finish. The ending was quite powerful to me. The narrator was very authentic. I might search other books he's narrated just because I enjoyed his learned but conversational tone. The chance to enjoy this tale is worth the lag times.

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