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Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Simon Cadell Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780000695
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This classic book of English literature is an insightful satire on human nature, probing the corruption of man. It’s also a parody on the tales of travelers as Jonathan Swift chronicles the voyages to Lilliput, Brobingnag, and other fantastical destinations in this powerful eighteenth-century masterpiece. Simon Cadell reads with a sure touch and great understanding of his subject.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 2/20/2014

    " Terrific book although the problem is that I frequently want to punch the protagonist in the face. Never mind that this is part of the point of the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 2/20/2014

    " Talk about a political satire. Swift managed to cover just about every political group in the various locations of Gulliver's shipwrecks. I was familiar with the giants and miniature people, but the flying island and horses with human reason were very interesting. Who knew there were pirates interested only in math! Interesting book. I do believe that if Lemuel Gulliver had enjoyed his time at home with his wife and family, he would have been less prone to go on one more voyage, although his adventures made for good stories. Interesting quote: "Nature is easily satisfied." This was another "classic" I was familiar with but had never read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/19/2014

    " It was good, but after five months of trying to finish it, I gave up. Just didn't pique my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shion | 2/17/2014

    " surprisingly interesting and easy to read. swift's view on morality and society in general really makes you think twice about what's going on in the world, even today. i definitely recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/16/2014

    " The ideas of this book were very creative and interesting to try to visualize. However, I found the Houyhnhnms segment to be quite exasperating. I understood the message and meanings, but I find problems with the way Gulliver esteems the Houyhnhnms, who I do not find to be a better alternative to humanity. I guess, maybe I'm picky and critical because I read this book for a class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 2/15/2014

    " This book is mostly a didactic fable, with the pedagogical endgame being how to act in the presence of different cultures. If Alice in Wonderland sees a tiny door, what does she do? She shrinks to assimilate and comport to the culture. Gulliver just tramps around people big and small like he owns the whole joint. Good origin story though for Yahoo, but would like to see more about the eventual eclipsing by google. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 2/11/2014

    " It was OK, but I missed a lot of the symbolism in the names Swift used as I did not live in the 1800s... yet... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neal | 2/10/2014

    " Too dryly British. It was ment for its own time period, but nowadays it's just hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aian | 2/9/2014

    " Read it when i was a little kid from our library that my parents gave away to a public school. I can still remember the sketches in between chapters and that what pushed me to finish the book but the story really is entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 E | 2/9/2014

    " Just too tedious for me to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 2/8/2014

    " I read the first 2 sections of Gulliver's Travels. While I liked Jonathan Swift's writing and the anecdotes were funny, I felt like I was missing some of the political undertones. It would be nice to read this book with a class or book club to make sure I am understanding all of the political messages it contained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 2/5/2014

    " A satirical travelogue. I listened to this book as offered by the Craftlit Podcast. The context of the time and historical figures and popular writing of the time made it possible to enjoy this book in a way that I would not have - at least not without some study investment. As it is, i will never look at a horse in the same way again. Nor, a yahoo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/2/2014

    " Not my cup of tea, but it was entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rasha | 2/2/2014

    " They said it was for kids,but really I hope all grown-ups can understand it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/30/2014

    " Starts off very entertaining, then bogs down in social commentary that is pretty meaningless to a modern reader. There's a very good reason the movies all end with Gulliver's first travel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/30/2014

    " Much better and richer than I expected. There are 4 voyages, and the Lilliputian one that most are familiar with is the weakest, They get progressively better with the remarkably and disturbing encounter with the Hounyhms and the Yahoos making a terrific finale. Put the plot aside and just enjoy Gulliver who gradually descends into madness and incoherence with each voyage. And its really funny too, albeit a little heavy on the scatological humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 1/26/2014

    " It's SO much more than what we saw on the television or read as children. A parody of human nature with characters such as Liliputians, Houyhnhnms and Yahoos. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliet | 1/26/2014

    " Ah, the 18th Century. It's a whole 'nother place, the source of much of the western civ mental set antique, mythical furniture. If you have the time to enter these great whorls of words, or want to learn more about how "they" thought, take a look. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maxine | 1/24/2014

    " Not surprising that this has stood the test of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristie | 1/23/2014

    " I'll never care much for Gulliver, but I'm glad to know what a Yahoo is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaleigh | 1/19/2014

    " I'm only giving it two stars because houyhnhnm is the coolest word ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/19/2014

    " The kids loved this one!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/19/2014

    " I found his four stories rather dull and thought he was too wordy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/13/2014

    " The kids loved this one!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is as sarcastic as they come. The commentary on politics is scathing. I really admired the country with the terrible idea factory university, which then produced all of these amazing political ideas that were consigned to the same trash heap. I'm sure I missed a lot of the particulars since I don't know historical British politics very well. But amazingly enough, politics doesn't seem to have changed too much, so it was still applicable. Well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/10/2014

    " A brilliant satire of the society oh his time and not only. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Siby | 1/10/2014

    " A little boring..maybe I should have read when I was younger... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 1/4/2014

    " Read the original and this is not children's lit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melina | 1/4/2014

    " Imaginative, and despite all it's protestations, entertaining. I favored the third chapter as the most relevant. By the fourth part it varied between too-direct criticism the complete ridiculousness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/30/2013

    " I loved Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and his satiric, sarcastic, witty voice carries over into this novel. The number of things he mocks is endless. However, this book has made me want to start calling idiots yahoos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pancho | 12/30/2013

    " I had a fun time delving into the life of Gulliver. It took some time for me to "Get it" but once I did I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ensiform | 12/28/2013

    " This is a very sharp piece of satire, most of Swift's observations of the human condition remaining true over 250 years later. The section on the Houyhnhnms is laying it on a bit thick in places, or at least I like to think so. Still, Swift's remarks on the corruptness of governments and the evils of colonialism and so forth, all topped off with the worst sin of all, pride, really hit the spot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbierandall1 | 12/27/2013

    " Glad I finished the classic, but not the easiest book to get through! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/27/2013

    " So far, I now realize why Jack Black was the perfect person to play Gulliver. I know there must be some point to this book and at some point I may actually get it. As of this moment, I just think this book is really lame. I am determined to finish it so that I may be enlighened. At this point I am just wondering if Swift was on crack cocaine when he wrote this book, LSD, heroine, or some sort of opiate available at that time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neena | 12/25/2013

    " I shall not trouble the reader with a review. But this I leave to the reader's imagination. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean | 12/21/2013

    " The fourth section is nice, if you can survive prior drab(-idity?). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 12/19/2013

    " It's SO much more than what we saw on the television or read as children. A parody of human nature with characters such as Liliputians, Houyhnhnms and Yahoos. A great read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lena | 12/18/2013

    " I will never look at nipples the same again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vonaire | 12/13/2013

    " The most boring thing I ever attempted to read. Terrible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 12/11/2013

    " Starts off very entertaining, then bogs down in social commentary that is pretty meaningless to a modern reader. There's a very good reason the movies all end with Gulliver's first travel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 12/10/2013

    " This classic of political satire lost much in the journey across the centuries. I have no doubt that this was bitingly humorous in its day and still is to those who could understand the situations being spoofed. But most of this went completely over my head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tam | 12/10/2013

    " A hilarious satire as relevant today as ever "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevor | 12/1/2013

    " Pretty good, author should alot of creativity. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sinaminviv | 11/27/2013

    " Ugh. That's all I have to say, lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/21/2013

    " It made me wonder if horses are not quite what they seem in our reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 11/14/2013

    " I like how it only takes until page 9 before Swift details how Gulliver takes dumps as a giant among little people on the island of Lilliput. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 11/10/2013

    " I very much enjoyed this book when I read it in my primary school. At that time I was very fascinated with the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 11/3/2013

    " Read this book after getting into an argument with a friend over who has read the most classics (she won). I know this book is supposed to be a great satirical novel but most of that probably over my head. I just found it kind of cute and occasionally quite burning to 18th century England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 littlemiao | 10/15/2013

    " A delightfully depressing excursion in misanthropy. No one does anthropological critique quite as well as Jonathan Swift. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/8/2013

    " This was spot on. I think he especially gained satirical steam during the last third of the book. Or maybe he just got less subtle. Either way I was laughing aloud at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 9/25/2013

    " This classic of political satire lost much in the journey across the centuries. I have no doubt that this was bitingly humorous in its day and still is to those who could understand the situations being spoofed. But most of this went completely over my head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Westonia1989 | 9/16/2013

    " The book that told me that people are ugly when looked at really close up. Eat your heart out brobdingnagians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/26/2013

    " I love this book! Swift's satire is hilarious and eye-opening as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Siby | 8/23/2013

    " A little boring..maybe I should have read when I was younger... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noel | 8/5/2013

    " Quite a boring book to read. Should try a different thpe of book now :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma | 7/31/2013

    " I have given up. This is the biggest load of garbage I have ever read in my entire existence "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/29/2013

    " Another college assignment that I hope to read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abe | 7/17/2013

    " Gulliver's Travels takes you to many different places. The main character travels to different island on his ship. Many creatures described in the book are strange, but cool. It's a very classic story and I want to read the real Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift when I grow up! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Verna | 6/30/2013

    " My literature professor made me do a great long paper on this book ,need I say moe? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nerak | 6/14/2013

    " Enjoying this much more than I thought I would. Listening to installments via "Just the Books" with Heather Ordover (former English teacher - good commentary) via Librivox. Well done, thorough discussion. Swift was a genius (long-winded, but brilliant). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tania | 4/11/2013

    " Some parts were vaguely amusing, and I suppose (for the time) that the concept was novel, but it is definitely not one that I will willingly re-read. Oh, and the fact that winter kept them in the port at the Cape of Good hope over December/January irked me so much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abe | 3/13/2013

    " Gulliver's Travels takes you to many different places. The main character travels to different island on his ship. Many creatures described in the book are strange, but cool. It's a very classic story and I want to read the real Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift when I grow up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grania | 2/14/2013

    " Where our reader has completed this tale of adventure. That our writer is a satirical curmudgeon. That Gulliver travelled to many lands. Whereupon cynical observations of human nature have some accuracy. That we shall acknowledge the wisdom of horses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/29/2013

    " Went on and on. Kind of bizarre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/15/2013

    " Wonderful adventure with many symbols of politics and human nature with a twist. It was interesting to see the interaction he had with the giants treating him as a pet and the small people treating him as a threat. Many life lessons can be pulled from this descriptive adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/11/2013

    " Went on and on. Kind of bizarre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rainey | 12/17/2012

    " Each land and people Gulliver meets is more interesting than the last, though each exemplifies a different political structure. Gulliver himself is not the most likable character, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tenae | 12/6/2012

    " I had high hopes for this book, but it was boring. Also, I don't understand the capitalisation of words that didn't need it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riley | 11/29/2012

    " It took me a while just to come here to say. This book sucked. I was terribly underwhelmed. Less like prose more like a lecture, also the dude is a racist. Barely finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seine | 11/23/2012

    " I believe this was one of the first classics I have read; very entertaining and a happy-fun book, but in the end, the author states some of his deep opinions about humans, and how we are no better than any other race of animals. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Swanstar | 11/15/2012

    " Why do we have to study this book for school? So irritating. I would rather die. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Taylor | 11/8/2012

    " The dullest classic I've ever read. It's a treatise on Swift's (misanthropic) opinions of humanity, thinly veiled as an adventure story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/13/2012

    " From a bi-polar schizo POV,...we love it! Big people/little people,...sane/insane,....pure cuckoo! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 10/12/2012

    " It's a very entertaining (very creative) book! But for me, it didn't have much meaning. I didn't really get anything out of it (mentally) except for some new vocabulary terms. If you are looking for a relaxed joy read, I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheena | 10/7/2012

    " good read from when i was a little girl. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morgan | 9/22/2012

    " I've decided that I really really do not enjoy satire. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Geri | 9/3/2012

    " I am not even going to pressure myself with finishing this book. It's just not my cup of tea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yasmeen | 8/17/2012

    " Still thinking about what to rate it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viki | 8/14/2012

    " Read this as a kid. I was totally unaware of the political symbolism and read it as a fantasy. I liked it well enough to finish it but it was not earthshaking for me . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 8/4/2012

    " I enjoyed this. it's silly, but fun. DOn't take it too seriously and I think you will enjoy it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheena | 6/28/2012

    " good read from when i was a little girl. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lena | 4/26/2012

    " I will never look at nipples the same again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/23/2012

    " Another college assignment that I hope to read again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allegra | 4/2/2012

    " Blaaaahhh. Not a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/29/2012

    " I'm glad now that I read it but it was a really hard book to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 3/28/2012

    " Parts were, good I really enjoyed the last travel. to the land of horses. Other than that I think the book was overrated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/21/2012

    " Intriguing and fun...a classic...read for school but enjoyable never-the-less. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joel | 1/6/2012

    " Simply dreadful - not only could I not finish it, I couldn't even make it through the first dozen pages or so. Maybe it would have been more comprehensible/funnier/less boring if I was born two hundred years ago living as a British aristo or something. But I doubt it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 1/4/2012

    " I can't finish this. It was so boring. ;_; It was probably a good book back in its time, but by now, I think it's outdated. I likely would have enjoyed it more if I understood the references, but I'm not interested in researching British history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/29/2011

    " The story started off great! But by the end, it's pretty obvious that he hates humanity.. It isn't a travel novel anymore by the end it is just a 24 chapter rant. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neal | 12/26/2011

    " Too dryly British. It was ment for its own time period, but nowadays it's just hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrina | 9/29/2011

    " Political connotations combined with magic mushrooms.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandie | 9/23/2011

    " Good book they never do it justice in the movies "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nerak | 9/19/2011

    " Enjoying this much more than I thought I would. Listening to installments via "Just the Books" with Heather Ordover (former English teacher - good commentary) via Librivox. Well done, thorough discussion. Swift was a genius (long-winded, but brilliant). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seine | 9/18/2011

    " I believe this was one of the first classics I have read; very entertaining and a happy-fun book, but in the end, the author states some of his deep opinions about humans, and how we are no better than any other race of animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 7/22/2011

    " It was quite good - nearly got four stars. I just found that while the political commentary was fairly accurate, it was also rather obvious. Maybe writing has become more subtle in the last few centuries, which altered my expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrina | 5/24/2011

    " Political connotations combined with magic mushrooms.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morgan | 5/21/2011

    " I've decided that I really really do not enjoy satire. "

  • 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 | 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 5/11/2011

    " Brilliant--mind opening, witty, philosophical, entertaining. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 4/26/2011

    " It is nice to have a writer who pretty much agrees with me on everything. Well, except the whole Jesus thing. But I can cut Swift some slack because he's so impressive in all the other places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthglowacki | 4/23/2011

    " Yeah, so I think I read this once before? (Or maybe just an abridged version?) "Travels" to set up political satire... yeah. Whatever. A few funny spots, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/20/2011

    " A weird but a good book! I have not read a book this good in a while. To make it better it was made in the 1700's! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 4/17/2011

    " First book I finished on my Kindle. "

About the Author

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish priest, author, journalist, political pamphleteer, and poet. He is primarily known as a prose satirist for such works as “A Modest Proposal.” The dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral from 1713, he was considered Dublin’s foremost citizen.

About the Narrator

Simon Cadell (1950–1996) was an English actor, best remembered for his portrayal of Jeffrey Fairbrother on the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. Other acting credits include regular roles in the television shows Enemy at the Door, Tales of the Unexpected, and Life without George.