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    • Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Hyde Pierce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,086
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,776

    A Signature Performance: Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce delivers an air of lovable self-importance in his rendition of the classic social satire that remains as fresh today as the day it was published.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Timeless Tale For Children and Adults

    • By Shane on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Adventure Collection

    • Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin
    • By: Jonathan Swift, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Michael Page, Buck Schirner
    • Length: 40 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 639
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Here are the Chapter Numbers for Each Book

    • By Lynnette on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $69.99

    • Summary of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Leigh A Laird
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts (2018) by social researcher and best-selling author Brené Brown explains how to create an organizational culture built upon principles of vulnerability, connection, and meaning. For 20 years, Brown has researched vulnerability, and Dare to Lead incorporates her extensive data around shame and its cure, empathy; in addition, she interweaves the results of a seven-year education project on vulnerability and leadership, which Brown designed and implemented… 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Ray Dalio’s Big Debt Crises

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Richard Webb
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Big Debt Crises (2018) by Ray Dalio is an economic primer based on the proprietary decision-making system used at the author’s hugely successful hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. Financial crises across history tend to share certain features....Listen to this in-depth summary by Swift Reads to learn more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • For me, all value was heard in the "sample"

    • By Philo on 04-05-19

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of David Goggins’s Can’t Hurt Me

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Joseph Passaro
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds (2018) by David Goggins is a memoir about the author’s unlikely rise from a boyhood plagued by violence and poverty into the elite ranks of the US Navy SEALs and high-endurance athletics. By mastering his fear, and pushing his body past its perceived limits, Goggins has achieved more than he ever thought possible.... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad summary

    • By Carolina on 04-12-19

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos give him further insight into human behavior. Presented through Swift's satiric hall of distorting mirrors, mankind is cast as diminished, magnified, and bestial - the composite of which is an uncompromising reflection of human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for all ages and intellects

    • By T. Bruns on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Summary of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Natalie Gray
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), by Harper Lee, is a coming-of-age novel that traces young Scout Finch’s growing awareness of racism in her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama. Watching her father, a lawyer, represent a black man who has been falsely accused of rape, Scout comes to understand some difficult truths about her neighbors and, by extension, about the world. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Erica Maity
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles (2005, updated for 10th anniversary in 2015) by cell biologist Bruce Lipton explores the power of the mind to influence health and well being. The Biology of Belief provides scientific proof that debunks the notion of fixed genetic inheritance, or that genes create reality. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Chesapeake Requiem

    • A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a 200-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction from rising sea levels - part natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, starring the beloved blue crab; part paean to a vanishing way of life; and part meditation on man’s relationship with the environment - from the acclaimed author, who reported this story for more than two years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Flawed Narration.

    • By Lawrence M. Kelly on 01-31-19
    • A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 55 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Summary of Michelle Obama’s Becoming

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Walker
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In Becoming (2018), Michelle Obama recounts the familial, educational, romantic, and political experiences that culminated in her tenure as first lady of the United States. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Big Roads

    • The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    From author Earl Swift comes the surprising history of the U.S. interstate system, a fascinating route through the dreams, discoveries, and protests that shaped these mighty roads.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic history of the road most travelled

    • By S. Yates on 06-27-17
    • The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 12-21-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Summary of Joe Dispenza’s Becoming Supernatural by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Richard Webb
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon (2017) by Joe Dispenza guides listeners through the steps of developing their full potential, which is far beyond what most believe is possible. Bridging science and spirituality, Dispenza outlines principles and practices that can help ordinary people harness the power inside themselves to achieve remarkable outcomes in their daily lives, including drastic improvements in health, mood, finances, and relationships....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Tom Wright’s Billion Dollar Whale by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Minter
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World (2018) examines the exploits of Jho Low, a Malaysian money launderer who organized the theft of at least $5 billion from a government fund meant to create jobs in the Southeast Asian country. Low used some of the money to forge connections with notable politicians in the Middle East, North America, and Asia. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Rashid Raza
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Gulliver enjoys traveling, although it is this love of travel that is his downfall. His adventure sets off in Lilliput, when after a shipwreck, he wakes up, finding himself a prisoner of a race of people one twelfth the size of normal human beings. However, his adventure among the small people does not last long, when he has to escape the city as he is charged with treason.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Do not get because you cannot read along with book

    • By Brooks Evens on 01-27-18

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Summary of Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Walker
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a summary of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams (1994) by best-selling author and New Age thought leader Deepak Chopra. It outlines essential spiritual wisdom for how to achieve success. Success is not simply about acquiring prestige and wealth....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Robert Greene’s The 33 Strategies of War

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Joseph Passaro
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    This is a summary of The 33 Strategies of War (2006), which teaches different approaches to conflict. Robert Greene examines ways to defeat an enemy in contexts ranging from violent battlefields to the sets of famous Hollywood films.... 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Wickedly narrated by David Stifel, and written in 1729, this satiric essay on how to solve Ireland's chronic poverty is perhaps more shocking today than when it was written. In the 1960s, when Peter O'Toole did a public reading of this piece in Dublin, he very nearly started a riot. Newspapers the following day lambasted O'Toole's "shocking bad taste." Whether shocking satire, or Monty-Pythonesque surrealism, this essay has continually managed to offend people for well over 3 centuries. Enjoy! (and Thank You!)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mankind crazy thoughts of years ago

    • By Val on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Summary of Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Richard Webb
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time (originally published in 2002, and revised in 2017) is a self-help guide about the importance of frank, empathetic communication. Author Susan Scott believes that, too often, personal and professional conversations are unproductive, or even counter-productive. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Natalie Gray
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Five Days at Memorial (2013) is a two-part investigation of the controversial events and decisions that took place at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Waterland

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    This brilliant and compelling novel is at once a lyrical description of the Fens, a fictional autobiography, and an impassioned defence of history. The narrator, an English schoolteacher, and his interior world of memories combine with the exterior world of the bleak Fenland landscape to produce a multiplicity of stories. Swift weaves together tales of empire building, land reclamation, brewers and lock-keepers to construct a chronicle that spans three centuries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It takes 2 reads, but the layers seem endless

    • By Lauren on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $20.34

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