Don Quixote - Vol. 2


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(4.4 stars; 49 reviews)

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo's bedraggled old Jewish quarter.

The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight errant. Together with his companion Sancho Panza, the self-styled Don Quixote de la Mancha sets out in search of adventures. His "lady" is Dulcinea del Toboso, an imaginary object of his courtly love crafted from a neighbouring farmgirl by the illusion-struck "knight" (her real name is Aldonza Lorenzo, and she is totally unaware of his feelings for her. In addition, she never actually appears in the novel).

Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(21 hr 31 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication and Author's Preface 16:54 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
01 - Chapter 1 32:24 Read by Luigina
02 - Chapters 2-3 33:33 Read by Tysto
03 - Chapters 4-5 31:44 Read by Glendower Jones
04 - Chapters 6-7 25:59 Read by Jamie Strassenburg, Cypress, California
05 - Chapters 8-9 28:14 Read by John Lieder
06 - Chapters 10-11 38:21 Read by John Lieder
07 - Chapters 12-13 34:02 Read by Riccardo Fasol
08 - Chapter 14 24:50 Read by Antonio
09 - Chapters 15-16 27:28 Read by Corun
10 - Chapters 17-18 48:38 Read by John Lieder
11 - Chapters 19-20 35:13 Read by Jamie Strassenburg, Cypress, California
12 - Chapters 21-22 37:20 Read by Ted Delorme
13 - Chapters 23-24 42:37 Read by John Lieder
14 - Chapters 25-26 39:49 Read by TriciaG
15 - Chapters 27-28 31:23 Read by Reynard T. Fox
16 - Chapters 29-30 30:23 Read by Reynard T. Fox
17 - Chapter 31 17:55 Read by TriciaG
18 - Chapter 32 28:57 Read by Phil Surette
19 - Chapters 33-34 39:26 Read by Mike Conrad
20 - Chapters 35-36 30:44 Read by David Schoepf
21 - Chapters 37-39 25:29 Read by David Schoepf
22 - Chapters 40-41 39:41 Read by Brian von Dedenroth
23 - Chapters 42-43 24:50 Read by wrongshore
24 - Chapters 44-45 34:26 Read by TriciaG
25 - Chapters 46-47 26:25 Read by TriciaG
26 - Chapter 48 16:17 Read by Zoltar
27 - Chapter 48 (alternate) 19:59 Read by TriciaG
28 - Chapter 49 23:24 Read by TriciaG
29 - Chapters 50-51 38:17 Read by TriciaG
30 - Chapters 52-53 35:11 Read by Carol Stripling
31 - Chapters 54-55 36:02 Read by Symmie
32 - Chapters 56-57 20:20 Read by Symmie
33 - Chapter 58 26:43 Read by Symmie
34 - Chapter 59 0:21 Read by Roger Melin
35 - Chapter 60 32:37 Read by JudyGibson
36 - Chapters 61-62 31:46 Read by TriciaG
37 - Chapters 63-64 30:20 Read by TriciaG
38 - Chapters 65-66 22:26 Read by TriciaG
39 - Chapters 67-68 24:31 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
40 - Chapters 69-70 33:54 Read by Kelly Dougherty
41 - Chapters 71-72 33:35 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
42 - Chapters 73-74 38:21 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Reviews

bravo!

(5 stars)

It just gets better. A truly brilliant book. Totally worth listening to it here. All of the readers on this volume are solid.

Well read.. But..

(4 stars)

I can't help but cringe every time someone reads Don Quixote as Don Qui'ks'ote. Otherwise we'll performed.

(4 stars)

One zany adventure after another yes but really what's awesome about Don Quixote is his positivity. Thank you readers!

excellent

(5 stars)

readers were definitely on par with the wit and excitement of the novel. I loved it.

(5 stars)

wonderful novel and very well read

A 400 year old story about mental illness. Big deal!

(1 stars)