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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.