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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 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    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 1,842
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,553

    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 (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Rashid Raza
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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: John Gonzales
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $2.64

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 18th century satirical science fiction for adults

    • By Mike on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad proposal at all

    • By Krzysztof on 11-04-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: John Tatlock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Jonathan Swift's classic novel about the loveable Lemuel Gulliver is one that is taught in high schools around the country, and for good reason. Gulliver, who is a surgeon aboard a ship, thinks that he is about to embark on a run-of-the-mill voyage to different ports. Throughout his journey, however, there are a few events that take place that redirect his ship to unfamiliar islands. Not only are they unfamiliar to him, but they are inhabited by natives who are shaped and sized much differently than he is.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Gulliver's Travels: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • By: Jonathan Swift, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar! In Lilliput, everyone is tiny, and it takes thousands of them to capture him; in Brobdingnag, they’re huge and treat him as a sort of living toy; in Laputa, they live on a floating island inventing impossibly mad projects; and the Houyhnhnms are horses! But through all his adventures, Gulliver learns to see humans in a different way, too.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Gulliver's Travels (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett (adaptation), Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 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

    Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only 15 centimetres tall . . . I was so surprised that I gave a great shout. ’But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jonathan Swift original by Clare West.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Gulliver's Travels (Adapted for Young Listeners)

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Travelers visit many strange places. They see very many wonderful things. When they return home they tell wonderful stories about what they have seen. Thus begins Jonathan Swift’s immortal Lemuel Gulliver in his witty masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels.

    Regular price: $15.37

    • A Tale of a Tub

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

    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.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1725, Jonathan Swift published Gulliver's Travels, a book universally acknowledged as one of the most fantastic adventure stories and best satires on the human condition ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good reader's voice

    • By Len on 06-28-08

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Andrew Sachs reads Jonathan Swift's humorous and unforgettable tale of a strange man in some very strange lands. Gulliver had always wanted to see the world. But whenever he steps on board a ship, bad luck always seems near at hand. He is shipwrecked, abandoned, marooned and mutinied against - and each time lands in a strange and curious place.

    Regular price: $7.24

    • Favorite Essays

    • By: Michel de Montaigne, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Carlyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Place yourself in an 18th century brain

    • By Clair Sheehan on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $20.29

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