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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 595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    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 2,007
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,706

    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 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

    • 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: 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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Rashid Raza
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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: David Stifel
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • 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: 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

    • 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

    • 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: John Tatlock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • Gulliver v strane liliputov

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Gorelov, Valentin Gaft, Vsevolod Larionov, and others
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Gulliver v strane liliputov" - radiospektakl' po romanu "Puteshestvie v nekotorye otdalennye strany sveta Lemyuelya Gullivera, snachala hirurga, a potom kapitana neskol'kih korabley".

    Regular price: $1.93

    • 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

    • 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

    • Gulliverin matkat kaukaisilla mailla

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Jukka Pitkänen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Irlantilaiskirjailija Jonathan Swiftin fantasiaromaani lääkäri ja merikapteeni Lemuel Gulliverin seikkailullisista matkoista maapallon tutkimattomiin osiin on ollut tunnettu klassikkona ja englanninkielisen kirjallisuuden mestariteoksena jo 300 vuoden ajan. Aluksi Gulliverin alus haaksirikkoutuu lilliputtien saarelle, jonka asukkaat ovat vain 15 senttimetriä pitkiä. Tuo korkeus kuvaa myös muun muassa asukkaiden poliittisten keskusteluiden tasoa. Tätä seuraavat matkat johdattavat Gulliverin muun muassa jättiläisten asuttamaan Brobdingnagiin sekä lentävälle saarelle.

    Regular price: $4.89

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