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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81,090 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Andrew Sachs Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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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.

First he discovers the kingdom of the small people of Lilliput, whose height make their petty quarrels seem ridiculous. Gulliver then encounters the giants of Brobdingnag, who are amazed by how tiny he is, and treat him like a pampered pet. But his smallness leads him into many dangers, and he longs to escape and make his way home. Will he ever see England again?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Philp | 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! "

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

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

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Meares | 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. "

  • 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... "

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

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

  • 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 "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noel Joseph | 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 "

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

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

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 Blair Beveridge | 8/4/2012

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

  • 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. "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Swift

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

Andrew Sachs may be best known as Manuel from the BBC show Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese. His recent roles include guest appearances on Silent Witness, Doctors, and Holby City.