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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (80,903 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Benjamin Soames Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar! In Lilliput, everyone is tiny, and it takes thousands of them to capture him; in Brobdingnag, they're huge and treat him as a sort of living toy; in Laputa, they live on a floating island inventing impossibly mad projects; and the Houyhnhnms are horses! But through all his adventures, Gulliver learns to see humans in a different way, too.

One of the world's great works of fiction, Gulliver's Travels keeps all its humour and satire in this new retelling, which uses Swift's words in the main, simplifying and clarifying them where necessary.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Bellus | 2/12/2014

    " this guy's kind of a sicko. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rashmi | 2/8/2014

    " This book contains very old form of fantasy which may not be now with the young people .all the aspects of our life which we can dream like to be very strong or be very weak in comparison to others are here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prerna Vijayeni | 1/31/2014

    " One has to know the history of England during the time when the book was written in order to truly enjoy the biting satire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Meservy | 1/19/2014

    " I wasn't entirely impressed by the book and actually didn't finish the tail end. I thought it was long and dull at the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilie Henry | 1/1/2014

    " I thought it would be better... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Schoenberg | 12/25/2013

    " This book is a bit unrealistic but every loves fiction every here and there. This book is about a man named Gulliver who ends up being drifted away in the water and finds himself in a world filled with mini people and he appears to be a giant of the new civilization. In the process of being the giant he is able to become a leader of the mini-people and guide them but eventually gets on the wrong side of the little people. This book is a great and unique tale and I think anyone would enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Murray | 12/22/2013

    " This literature classic was a great book. It was somewhat of a challenge but it was good to read. The circumstances that captain Gulliver was put into were very extraordinary and entertaining and I recomend it to anyone wanting to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Rosen | 12/21/2013

    " so different from the movie depictions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie McCall | 12/19/2013

    " I didn't finish it, I got so bored during almost all of disc 6 (out of 9 total) that I couldn't go on. The rest was good though, the parts where he describes the actual adventures, but not the parts where he goes on overly long lessons of the political workings of whatever land he's visiting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam R. | 12/14/2013

    " The story of a "born again" Houyhnhnm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielroffle | 11/23/2013

    " "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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mohammed Galal | 10/20/2013

    " One of the most hideous novel one would ever read in his/ her life.To read it,along with Robbinson Cruso,is sufficent to seriosly think of hating both yourself and literature altogether.Thank God I survived after reading it compulsorily. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Draven | 10/9/2013

    " I attribute reading Gulliver's travels with my now established dislike for the satire genre. I think that explains my feelings on my experience reading the book quite clearly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky Bruce | 8/30/2013

    " 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 Apoorva Saini | 8/28/2013

    " I have mixed reactions for this book.It is basically a juxtapose of horacian and juvenile satyre.If u are into british history,and want to know the perception o a man who is disgusted from mankind,its a must read then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 8/17/2013

    " One of those books I elected to read in high school. Wasn't boring to the point of tears as I had feared it would be, because of the humor in the inherent political satire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shantanu Nanda | 7/3/2013

    " I really don't want to get into that debate of satire or non-satire. I consider it as a pure fantasy only. I must say its extremely enjoyable and fun to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia [Ink, Paper & Imagination] | 6/3/2013

    " Love! One of most favourite books and authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaryn | 4/20/2013

    " There is relevance in this book to today's popular culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kei | 4/10/2013

    " I guess "Nangasac",which the man traveled in Japan refers "Nagasaki". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepti | 3/6/2013

    " 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Saunders | 1/16/2013

    " As with some other books I have been reading this year, I liked it much more than I thought I would. I especially enjoyed the last few chapters, because his prose becomes even sharper and his prodding at his government ( and for that matter the entire human race) reaches a climatic critique. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 1/2/2013

    " MEH. Interesting commentary on human nature, but the book lacked any compelling storyline to convince me to keep reading it. Gave up on it before finishing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 12/7/2012

    " In general, I liked it. However, it wasn't my favorite. The satire is excellent though, and there are many, many interesting things to pick up on if you know the history. This should be read along with Swifts "A Modest Proposal" and compared to his treatement of the Yahoo's in the last chapters. "

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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.