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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (80,977 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Simon Cadell Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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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 traveller's tales, as Jonathan Swift chronicles the voyages to Lilliput, Brobingnag, and other fantastical destinations in this powerful 18th-century masterpiece. Simon Cadell reads with a sure touch and great understanding of his subject. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Londono | 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

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

    " Pretty good, author should alot of creativity. "

  • 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Diamond | 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 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 . "

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

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

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

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

  • 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 "

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

    " Political connotations combined with magic mushrooms.. "

  • 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 "

  • 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 E. | 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. "

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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

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.