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    • Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Hyde Pierce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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      4 out of 5 stars 158

    A Signature Performance: Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce delivers an air of lovable self-importance in his rendition of the classic social satire that remains as fresh today as the day it was published.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively and unusual

    • By Ruth on 13-02-11

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Adventure Collection

    • Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin
    • By: Jonathan Swift, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Michael Page, Buck Schirner
    • Length: 40 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable!

    • By Chris McMahon on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £65.69

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A savage and hilarious satire, Gulliver's Travels sees Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and adrift, subject to bizarre and unnerving encounters with - among others - quarrelling Lilliputians, philosophising horses, and the brutish Yahoo tribe that change his view of humanity - and himself - forever. Swift's classic of 1726 portrays mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally, bestial species, presenting us with a comical yet uncompromising reflection of ourselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • well cast narrator

    • By Rocco on 02-09-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Rashid Raza
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gulliver enjoys traveling, although it is this love of travel that is his downfall. His adventure sets off in Lilliput, when after a shipwreck, he wakes up, finding himself a prisoner of a race of people one twelfth the size of normal human beings. However, his adventure among the small people does not last long, when he has to escape the city as he is charged with treason.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Gulliver's Travels (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Lemuel Gulliver, English surgeon turned ship captain, embarks on four fantastic voyages, each a clash with strange beings and cultures - from the eccentric to the odious. Island by island, he meets the savage but tiny Lilliputians, the hideous Yahoos, a stable of talking horses, a race of decrepit immortals, and the ghosts of Julius Caesar and Homer.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; the ludicrously intellectual Laputans; and the idealistic - if rather stolid - Houyhnhnms and their bestial servants, the Yahoos. An immediate best seller when it was first published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a favourite ever since. It was an attack on the politics and society of Swift’s day, but it is also a polemical, inventive, surreal, vitriolic, and wonderfully imaginative masterpiece.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I thought it would be

    • By nigel tuck on 03-07-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Set and written in 1726, This is a marvelously imaginative tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. He finds himself shipwrecked and the prisoner of captors ranging in size from 6 inches tall to 60 feet tall and of various other persuasions. But this is just the beginning of a story written, strangely enough to satirize the foolishness and vices of modern men as they were perceived at the time. No one, young or old, can ever forget the Lilliputians and the Yahoos that starred in these wonderful and riveting stories of long ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lose the stupid music please

    • By Gregory Chick on 22-04-15

    Regular price: £8.59

    • A Tale of a Tub

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Swift's allegorical satire about religion and politics follows the lives of three brothers, Martin, Peter, and Jack, each of who represents a faction of the Christian faith - Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism, and the dissenting faiths, respectively. Each brother inherits a coat (representing religious practice) from their father (God) on the condition that they do not change it. But instead the three quarrelsome youths disobey their father and change their coats beyond recognition.

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Gulliver's Travels (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jonathan Swift, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only 15 centimetres tall . . . I was so surprised that I gave a great shout. ’But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jonathan Swift original by Clare West.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Gulliver's Travels describes the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon. In Lilliput he discovers a world in miniature; towering over the people and their city, he is able to view their society from the viewpoint of a god. However, in Brobdingnag, a land of giants, tiny Gulliver himself comes under observation, exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos give him further insight into human behavior. Presented through Swift's satiric hall of distorting mirrors, mankind is cast as diminished, magnified, and bestial - the composite of which is an uncompromising reflection of human nature.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Gulliver's Travels: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • By: Jonathan Swift, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Favorite Essays

    • By: Michel de Montaigne, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Carlyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A modest proposal

    • By sherlock on 23-12-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
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    This incisive satire has never lost its sting, whether the work of an embittered mind or a profound comment on the Age of Reason and Nature, there is all the fascination of distorting mirrors in Swift's accounts of Lilliput and Brogdingnag, and far more than mere spleen in the way he lashes human passions and institutions.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: John Tatlock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Swift's classic novel about the loveable Lemuel Gulliver is one that is taught in high schools around the country, and for good reason. Gulliver, who is a surgeon aboard a ship, thinks that he is about to embark on a run-of-the-mill voyage to different ports. Throughout his journey, however, there are a few events that take place that redirect his ship to unfamiliar islands. Not only are they unfamiliar to him, but they are inhabited by natives who are shaped and sized much differently than he is.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a biting and ribald satire of manners and mores disguised as a fantastic journey to incredible lands. Gulliver's wits and endurance are taxed by the fabulous inhabitants of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and other amazing places.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 30 histoires indispensables pour devenir grand

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Jonathan Swift, and others
    • Narrated by: Michel Galabru, Daniel Prévost, Anny Duperey, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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    Hans Christian Andersen, Les Contes des mille et une nuits, les frères Grimm, Jean de La Fontaine : autant d'auteurs d'exception dont les contes, fables et autres histoires ont captivé des générations d'enfants, petits et grands. Plus de 5 heures de pur bonheur durant lesquels vous redécouvrirez ces récits, tantôt populaires, tantôt moins connus, servis par une pléiade d'interprètes légendaires... Ouvrez toutes grandes vos oreilles et laissez-vous transporter !

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Gulliver's Travels (Adapted for Young Listeners)

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Travelers visit many strange places. They see very many wonderful things. When they return home they tell wonderful stories about what they have seen. Thus begins Jonathan Swift’s immortal Lemuel Gulliver in his witty masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels.

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: John Richmond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 14
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    One of the great literary classics of Western literature, Gulliver's Travels is a powerful satire on mankind, morals, and social habits, written in the form of a Travel in Wonderland.

    The most celebrated novel by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is a culmination of his active years in politics with the Whigs and then the Tories.

    Regular price: £9.99

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