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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: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Gulliver's Travels is renowned as a playful and comic children's classic. The book itself, rather than the bowdlerized versions that have been derived from it, is a savage, rude and brilliant satire, timeless in its appeal and unerringly accurate. The images of Gulliver among the miniature Lilliputians and the giants of Brobdingnag, the crazy scientists, and the rational horses create a series of novel delights and challenging insights.

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Listener Opinions

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Benbow | 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. "

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

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

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

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

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

    " The kids loved this one!!! "

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

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean Morgan | 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 Londono | 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 Deborah Cartwright | 1/29/2013

    " Went on and on. Kind of bizarre. "

  • 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 Napolsky | 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky Bruce | 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! "

  • 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 Myers | 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrina Sanvansan | 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 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 Ham | 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. "

  • 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

Neville Jason is an award–winning narrator, as well as a television and stage actor. He has earned seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is a former member of the Old Vic Company, the English Stage Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Birmingham Repertory Company. While training at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he was awarded the diction prize by Sir John Gielgud.