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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 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    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

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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 2,050
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,742

    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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Summary of Reid Hoffman’s Blitzscaling

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, explains how start-up businesses can quickly expand into global corporations with industry-altering products and services. Blitzscaling, a term for a group of tactics used to rapidly grow businesses, has been employed by technology companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Amazon to reach more customers, capture more of a given market, and improve overall profits. (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

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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 46 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Rashid Raza
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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: $4.17

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Waterland

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • A Tale of a Tub

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Swift's allegorical satire about religion and politics follows the lives of three brothers, Martin, Peter, and Jack, each of who represents a faction of the Christian faith - Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism, and the dissenting faiths, respectively. Each brother inherits a coat (representing religious practice) from their father (God) on the condition that they do not change it. But instead the three quarrelsome youths disobey their father and change their coats beyond recognition.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes drifted into background noise

    • By TiffanyD on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Summary of Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Leigh A Laird
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success (2011), by Napoleon Hill, describes the circumstances surrounding the self-help author’s rise to fame and fortune. After overcoming many personal and professional trials, including financial ruin, Hill had the opportunity to question the Devil about the ways in which he ensnares humanity.... (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 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

    • Summary of Marshall B. Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Joseph Passaro
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (1999) by clinical psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg offers a life-affirming, empathy-based approach to conflict resolution. The goal of practicing nonviolent communication, or NVC, is not to win an argument.... 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: Saddleback Educational Publishing
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Lemuel Gulliver has bad luck at sea. A series of shipwrecks lands him in some unimaginable places. First, there's the land of the little people. Next, there's the fantastic flying island and the land of the giants. Last but not least, Gulliver visits a nation ruled by intelligent horses!

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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

    • Summary of Johann Hari’s Lost Connections by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Leigh A. Laird
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lost Connections explores the physical, psychological, and cultural factors that lead to depression, as well as the tactics communities can employ to overcome it. British journalist Johann Hari argues that while depression can have a biological cause, it’s largely an involuntary reaction to the social ills that plague modern society. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Steven C. Hayes’s Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Minter
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (2005) by Steven C. Hayes and Spencer Smith is a self-help book that encourages people to detach from the causes of suffering, embrace their psychological pain, identify their values, and take action toward those values. 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

    • Alec Guinness Reads Passages from Johnathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels'

    • By: Johnathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Alec Guinness
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Alec Guinness delivers beautifully a selection of passages from Gulliver's Travels.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • 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

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