• The Jonathan Swift Classic: Gulliver’s Travels

  • Into Several Remote Nations of the World (Annotated) with a Study of Themes
  • By: Jonathan Swift
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Bress
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Unique to this title is a study of the themes present in Gulliver’s Travels.

You may of course skip it and go straight to the main title if you do not want any spoilers and come back later to the beginning. 

Jonathan Swift was a 17-th century Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet, and cleric. He was also a dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Swift had a unique writing style which many still don't know what to think about. On the one hand, he is regarded as the best prose satirist in the English language, on the other, because of his provocative writing, some considered him a monster. 

Gulliver's Travels is an adventure story (in reality, a misadventure story) involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, who, because of a series of mishaps en route to recognized ports, ends up, instead, on several unknown islands living with people and animals of unusual sizes, behaviors, and philosophies, but who, after each adventure, is somehow able to return to his home in England where he recovers from these unusual experiences and then sets out again on a new voyage. 

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Highly entertaining

I very much enjoyed the story itself and found it to be very creative. I would have enjoyed the book more if the narrator had been male since the storyteller was male. The narrator was good at dramatic reading, but I kept getting thrown off by mispronounced words, which were many. There were also a few times when she repeated herself.

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A Good Presentation of a Classic

I first encountered this book back in my first year of English lit studies in university and then again as abridged children's classics and, of course, the movie version. Likely because of those later versions, I had forgotten that Gulliver actually took four trips and how brutal and biting Swift's satire can be. It should be noted that this unabridged version is NOT for children. It is, however, a very perceptive view of the British empire and the world Swift lived in. It's also a good story, written in the travelogue format that was popular at the time and it's well read by Scarlett Bress.
Gulliver's Travels is an entertaining classic and a must for every student of English literature.

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Always a Classic

Lovely narration on this classic tale, I very much enjoyed revisiting this story, which I haven't read in many years.

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Epic adventure

I had multiple exposures to Gulliver’s Travels growing up. I saw a movie of it as a kid and I thought it was a cool adventure. Then I read it as a senior in high school. I definitely enjoyed the book much more this time around. I wish I had audiobooks while in high school. The performances make it much more palatable.