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  • The Adventure Collection: Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin | Jonathan Swift,Jack London,Rudyard Kipling,Howard Pyle,Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Adventure Collection: Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Michael Page, Buck Schirner
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    This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations.

    Lynnette says: "Here are the Chapter Numbers for Each Book"
  • Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce | Jonathan Swift

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By David Hyde Pierce
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    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.

    Rose says: "Loved every minute"
  • Gulliver's Travels (AmazonClassics Edition) | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    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.

  • Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    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.

  • Mothering Sunday | Graham Swift

    Mothering Sunday

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Graham Swift
    • Narrated By Eve Webster
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    Award-winning writer Graham Swift returns with his profoundly moving new novel, Mothering Sunday. It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?

    susan says: "amazing Story well told."
  • Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    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.

    Ami says: "Excellent reading, some recording goofs"
  • Waterland | Graham Swift

    Waterland

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Graham Swift
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    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.

    Lauren says: "It takes 2 reads, but the layers seem endless"
  • A Modest Proposal | Jonathan Swift

    A Modest Proposal

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By John Gonzales
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    Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in his biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and poverty in one blow. When the "Proposal" was published in 1729, Swift was quickly attacked, and even accused of barbarity - the exact state the "Proposal" was written to expose.

  • Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Hugh Laurie
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    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.

    Emily says: "A characteristically British reading of a classic"
  • A Modest Proposal | Jonathan Swift

    A Modest Proposal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
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    A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials.

    Krzysztof says: "Not a bad proposal at all"
  • Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    This is a biting and ribald satire of manners and mores disguised as a fantastic journey to incredible lands. Gulliver's wits and endurance are taxed by the fabulous inhabitants of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and other amazing places.

  • Android: App Development & Programming Guide: Learn In A Day! |  Os Swift

    Android: App Development & Programming Guide: Learn In A Day!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Os Swift
    • Narrated By Tom Stewart
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    What can this book do for you? Android: Programming Guide: Android App Development - Learn in a Day teaches you everything you need to become an Android App Developer from scratch. It explains how you can get started by installing Android Studio and learning to use the Android SDK Manager. Can you really create an app in just a day? Yes, you can!

  • Last Orders | Graham Swift

    Last Orders

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Graham Swift
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble, Gigi Marceau Clarke, Jenny Sterlin, and others
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    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.

    Robert says: "Don't hesitate"
  • Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Lizzie Driver
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    "Gulliver's Travels" (1726, amended 1735), officially "Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World", is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature.

  • A Modest Proposal | Jonathan Swift

    A Modest Proposal

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By David Stifel
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    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!)

    Val says: "Mankind crazy thoughts of years ago"
  • 30 histoires indispensables pour devenir grand | Hans Christian Andersen,Charles Perrault,Jonathan Swift,Alphonse Daudet,Lewis Carroll

    30 histoires indispensables pour devenir grand

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Jonathan Swift, and others
    • Narrated By Michel Galabru, Daniel Prévost, Anny Duperey, and others
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    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 !

  • The Light of Day | Graham Swift

    The Light of Day

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Graham Swift
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    The author takes us inside George Webb's -a divorced ex-policeman turned private investigator- mind. For one day, we see what Webb sees and know only what his thoughts reveals. We learn about his childhood and the secret it forced him to carry; the last moments with his ex-wife; his fall as a cop; the ease with which he has turned his police skills to the demands of his new profession. And we learn how those demands have put him in a league with a client, a woman he has come to love.

    Mike says: "A wordsmith no doubt."
  • Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Jasper Britton
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    Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; the ludicrously intellectual Laputans; and the idealistic – if rather stolid – Houyhnhnms and their bestial servants, the Yahoos. An immediate best-seller when it was first published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a favourite ever since. It was an attack on the politics and society of Swift’s day, but it is also a polemical, inventive, surreal, vitriolic and wonderfully imaginative masterpiece....

    Mike says: "18th century satirical science fiction for adults"
  • The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound | Daniel Swift

    The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Daniel Swift
    • Narrated By Tom Perkins
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    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.

  • The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways | Earl Swift

    The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Earl Swift
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
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    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.

    Joshua Kim says: "Lessons from The Big Roads"
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