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Download Classic Comic Verse Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic Comic Verse (Unabridged), by Jonathan Swift
3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Jon Moffatt, David Timson, Cathy Sara, and Roger May Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2001 ISBN:
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Comedy is totally subjective. What makes one person roar with laughter can fail to elicit even the faintest of smiles from another. But the classics of comic verse have stood the test of time.

Here are the favorites from Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Hood, Hillaire Belloc, W.S. Gilbert, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, John Keats, C.S. Calverley- all the way through to the masterly pen of our age, John Betjeman. And that is not to forget perhaps the greatest of them all: Anon.

They wrote in couplets, triplets, in quatrains and trochaic dimeters. There are ballads, sonnets, proverbs, and nonsense verse. Poems to inform, divert, satirize, castigate and praise. And then there is the delightfully abused form, the limerick. A collection to make all listeners smile, laugh, remember and discover. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/1/2011

    " An amazing novel, especially considering the fact that it was written in 1726. Beware of the Yahoo! ... especially since you'll discover that those savages are closer to yourself than you think. In fact, perhaps comparing Yahoos to humans is an insult to Yahoos? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 5/30/2011

    " I like A Modest Proposal better, but this is still a great piece of literature. One thing about it is that I would really read it one section at a time. It's a tough piece to read all the way through since it can start to slow down after awhile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 5/20/2011

    " Does not survive the centuries, pompous and condescending, bigoted "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey Jane | 5/20/2011

    " Filled with his travels around the globe and his adventures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/20/2011

    " "Haha I am describing this FAR AWAY EXOTIC culture, whose follies are by no means meant to represent some of our OWN vices ho ho ho perish the thought" - fuck off, Jonathan Swift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevor | 5/20/2011

    " Pretty good, author should alot of creativity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 5/18/2011

    " I read it in elementary school. I liked it but it is not one that stuck out to me. I may have to reread it at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepti | 5/13/2011

    " I read this book finally, upto the last page, as a part of a very interesting course on 18th C literature, and I loved the insights into Swift's work the course gave me. Specially amusing was my professor's fascination with the 'scatological fixation' that Swift shows in this work. :D "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deanna | 5/8/2011

    " I dont like this book!!!! It bored me to tears!!! Never again, I couldnt even finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donovan | 5/4/2011

    " It was interesting but it was kind of difficult to get through. It wasn't a challenging read but it had the tendency to get wordy and boring. The first two parts of the book are considerably more entertaining than the last two. "

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