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    • 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 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    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

    • 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 2,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,702

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute

    • By Rose on 01-16-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • Erosion Shrinking Island

    • By Beth Bird on 11-15-18
    • 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 27 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Gulliver's Travels (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Lemuel Gulliver, English surgeon turned ship captain, embarks on four fantastic voyages, each a clash with strange beings and cultures - from the eccentric to the odious. Island by island, he meets the savage but tiny Lilliputians, the hideous Yahoos, a stable of talking horses, a race of decrepit immortals, and the ghosts of Julius Caesar and Homer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colbert report for a different time period

    • By Lee Andrews on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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: $23.09

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • Waterland

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Set and written in 1726, This is a marvelously imaginative tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. He finds himself shipwrecked and the prisoner of captors ranging in size from 6 inches tall to 60 feet tall and of various other persuasions. But this is just the beginning of a story written, strangely enough to satirize the foolishness and vices of modern men as they were perceived at the time. No one, young or old, can ever forget the Lilliputians and the Yahoos that starred in these wonderful and riveting stories of long ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading, some recording goofs

    • By Ami on 01-19-11

    Regular price: $9.09

    • 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 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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 102 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Altdorf

    • The Forest Knights, Book 1
    • By: J.K. Swift
    • Narrated by: Brad Wills
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    A wild land too mountainous to be tamed by plows…A Duke of the Holy Roman Empire, his cunning overshadowed only by his ambition…A young Priestess of the Old Religion, together with a charismatic outlaw, sparking a rebellion from deep within the forests…And an ex-Hospitaller caught between them all. At the end of the thirteenth century, five hundred orphans and second sons are rounded up from villages in the Alpine countryside and sold to the Hospitaller Knights of St John. Trained to serve as Soldiers of Christ, they fight in eastern lands they know nothing about, for a cause they do not understand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life's Trials.

    • By Gary Carter on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 30 histoires indispensables pour devenir grand

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Jonathan Swift, and others
    • Narrated by: Michel Galabru, Daniel Prévost, Anny Duperey, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Hans Christian Andersen, Les Contes des mille et une nuits, les frères Grimm, Jean de La Fontaine : autant d'auteurs d'exception dont les contes, fables et autres histoires ont captivé des générations d'enfants, petits et grands. Plus de 5 heures de pur bonheur durant lesquels vous redécouvrirez ces récits, tantôt populaires, tantôt moins connus, servis par une pléiade d'interprètes légendaires... Ouvrez toutes grandes vos oreilles et laissez-vous transporter !

    Regular price: $4.07

    • The Bughouse

    • The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound
    • By: Daniel Swift
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. He was due to stand trial for treason for his fascist broadcasts in Italy during the war. Instead, he escaped a possible death sentence and was held at St. Elizabeths Hospital for the insane for more than a decade. While there, his visitors included the stars of modern poetry: T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Charles Olson, and William Carlos Williams, among others. They would sit with Pound on the hospital grounds and discuss everything from literary gossip to past escapades.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is a hit piece on Pound.

    • By Scott Free on 03-13-18
    • The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound
    • By: Daniel Swift
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-17
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Out of this World

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: AudioGO
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A moving exploration of conflict, loss and love from award-winning author Graham Swift. In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie.

    Regular price: $16.02

    • Celtic Poets

    • By: Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, more
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Selected by Keith Winston, these are beautiful narrations of the best verse of the Celtic poets. Included are works by a Jonathan Swift, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Celtic Poets (Unabridged)

    • By melody333 on 11-10-05

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    A savage and hilarious satire, Gulliver's Travels sees Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and adrift, subject to bizarre and unnerving encounters with - among others - quarrelling Lilliputians, philosophising horses, and the brutish Yahoo tribe that change his view of humanity - and himself - forever. Swift's classic of 1726 portrays mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally, bestial species, presenting us with a comical yet uncompromising reflection of ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A characteristically British reading of a classic

    • By Emily on 06-29-13

    Regular price: $19.19

    • The Poetry of March

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Jonathan Swift, William Butler Yeats, William Morris, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    March - the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar brings with it the Spring Equinox and the promise of warmer days and shorter nights. Our selected poets, including Swift, Yeats, Morris, Swinburne, and Austin, of course provide the words to match the mood.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Guinea Pigs Online: Furry Towers

    • By: Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Furry Towers promises the best food and fabulous facilities for guinea pigs - Fuzzy and Coco are so excited! But when they arrive, the friends find themselves in a smelly old hutch with only moldy lettuce to eat. Coco is not impressed! And it soon becomes clear that something terribly sinister is going on at Furry Towers - can the friends save the day again?

    Regular price: $17.12

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Lemuel Gulliver travels on four distinct journeys to exotic, strange locations, including a place where tiny people live, and another with people 72 feet tall. In each of the places he visits, he encounters inhabitants that exhibit some depravity and some good in the nature of their personalities.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Last Orders

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Gigi Marceau Clarke, Jenny Sterlin, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82

    In a London Pub called The Coach and Horses, four men gather. Three of them have been friends for half a lifetime, having fought in the same war, drunk in the same pubs, and bet on the same horses. Now they have come together to deliver the ashes of a fifth man, Jack Dodds, to the sea. Their journey, which will take them deep into their collective and individual pasts, lies at the center of an astonishingly moving novel of friendship, memory, and fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't hesitate

    • By Robert on 03-23-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • My Sergei

    • By: Ekaterina Gordeeva, E.M. Swift
    • Narrated by: Irina Lechova
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were the most electrifying pairs skaters of all time, winning Olympic gold medals and countless major championships. Partners on and off the ice, they were inseparable until Sergei's sudden, tragic death at the age of 28. In the inspiring, heartbreaking My Sergei, Katia tells the remarkable story of their storybook romance and extraordinary career, paying loving tribute to her exceptional husband. She also speaks eloquently of her battle to overcome grief after Sergei's death, her struggle to raise their daughter Daria, and her dramatic decision to skate again...alone.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't do it

    • By Elizabeth on 06-13-12

    Regular price: $11.40

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