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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 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    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 1,966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,666

    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 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good book..too bad politics had to be drug in

    • By Phil on 10-09-18
    • 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 20 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • 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

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Rashid Raza
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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: 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 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lessons from The Big Roads

    • By Joshua Kim on 05-06-12
    • 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 97 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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

    • Morgarten

    • The Forest Knights, Book 2
    • By: J. K. Swift
    • Narrated by: Brad Wills
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A small force of peasants from the forest regions surrounding Lake Lucerne, rise up against their Austrian overlords in the 14th century. Outnumbered seven-to-one by the battle-hardened Habsburg army, they have little hope. A daring moonlight raid leaves the outlaw Noll Melchthal in possession of an Austrian fortress. In the north, an outraged Leopold of Habsburg assembles the ultimate punitive force: a great army, thousands strong, boasting the best knights and soldiers the Holy Roman Empire has to offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By Erika on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Modest Proposal

    • Svenska Ljud Classica
    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: John Gonzales
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Waterland

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Last Orders

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Gigi Marceau Clarke, Jenny Sterlin, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • The Sweet-Shop Owner

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Sweet-Shop Owner is set during a single June day in the life of an outwardly unremarkable man whose inner world proves to be exceptionally resonant. As he tends to his customers, Willy Chapman, the sweet-shop owner, confronts the spectre’s of his beautiful and distant wife and his clever, angry daughter; the history through which he has passed; and the great, unrequited passion that has tormented him for 40 years.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Gulliverin matkat (Gulliver's Travels)

    • By: Jonathan Swift, Samuli Suomalainen - translator
    • Narrated by: Harri Ylilammi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 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

    Jonathan Swiftin kirjoittama ja Samuli Suomalaisen kääntämä versio kirjasta Gulliverin matkat on suunnattu nuorille ja sisältää vain kaksi ensimmäistä osaa, kun täydessä versiossa osia on neljä. Ensimmäisessä osassa Gulliver-niminen matkamies haaksirikkoutuu mini-ihmisten asuttamaan maahan, jonka nimi on Lilliput. Toisessa osassa hän puolestaan joutuu seikkailuihin jättiläisten valtakuntaan Brobdingnagiin.   

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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

    • Altdorf

    • The Forest Knights, Book 1
    • By: J.K. Swift
    • Narrated by: Brad Wills
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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

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