Don Quixote, Vol. 1 (Ormsby Translation)


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(4.6 stars; 72 reviews)

Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.... The story follows the adventures of a hidalgo named Mr. Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. Throughout the novel, Cervantes uses such literary techniques as realism, metatheatre, and intertextuality. It had a major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers (1844), Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), as well as the word "quixotic" and the epithet "Lothario." Arthur Schopenhauer cited Don Quixote as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram Shandy, La Nouvelle Héloïse and Wilhelm Meister. ( Expatriate) (18 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Commendatory Verses 10:50 Read by Expatriate
Preface & Dedication 16:50 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 01 12:19 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 02 13:58 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 03 14:37 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 04 14:38 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 05 9:39 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 06 15:40 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 07 11:40 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 08 17:46 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 09 12:27 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 10 12:01 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 11 13:34 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 12 13:23 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 13 21:11 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 14 18:53 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 15 17:10 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 16 17:33 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 17 19:23 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 18 24:43 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 19 16:56 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 20 30:34 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 21 26:31 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 22 24:46 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 23 26:50 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 24 21:22 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 25 36:38 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 26 17:09 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 27 38:48 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 28 34:27 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 29 27:00 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 30 23:32 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 31 21:11 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 32 15:28 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 33 47:45 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 34 46:02 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 35 20:41 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 36 23:00 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 37 24:28 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 38 10:17 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 39 19:32 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 40 28:33 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 41 45:15 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 42 16:52 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 43 22:30 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 44 19:14 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 45 17:40 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 46 19:28 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 47 22:20 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 48 17:10 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 49 16:11 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 50 14:46 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 51 12:24 Read by Expatriate
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 52 24:35 Read by Expatriate

Reviews

A hilarious compendium of Chivalrousness

(4 stars)

Cervantes has created a delectable journey of folly and high intentions. I laughed out loud numerous times; full belly laughs even. The reader did a passable job somewhat lacking in emotion. That said I did thoroughly enjoy the experience.

(4 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Some of the other reviews complained of Expatriat's reading style, but I think the dry style of reading added to the ridiculous adventures of Don Quixote.

wonderful book

(5 stars)

thank you so much for this book. and thanks to the reader who made it possible to read or listen to this book.

Read Fairly Well

(4 stars)

Though Expatriate is a bit monotone, he enunciated and pronounced well. This by far the better recording of this book here.

(4 stars)

really enjoyed this. I had heard this title for years finally got to it and was very happy I did.

(5 stars)

So well read! Brings a hard read to life, so much fun I wish there was more

(4.5 stars)

Certainly a work of art, I definitely enjoy the story. Thank you for your time and effort

Classic

(5 stars)

slow to start but riddled with the timeless and simple truths of our human experience.