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Gulliver's Travels

Gelesen von Lizzie Driver

(4,265 Sterne; 328 Bewertungen)


Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travelers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(11 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Introduction

12:37

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Part 1, Chapter 1

24:54

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Part 1, Chapter 2

22:25

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Part 1, Chapter 3

18:07

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Part 1, Chapter 4

11:46

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Part 1, Chapter 5

14:17

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Part 1, Chapter 6

21:46

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Part 1, Chapter 7

17:42

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Part 1, Chapter 8

13:59

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Part 2, Chapter 1

28:56

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Part 2, Chapter 2

13:16

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Part 2, Chapter 3

23:42

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Part 2, Chapter 4

12:39

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Part 2, Chapter 5

23:15

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Part 2, Chapter 6

21:43

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Part 2, Chapter 7

17:30

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Part 2, Chapter 8

31:45

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Part 3, Chapter 1

14:50

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Part 3, Chapter 2

21:23

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Part 3, Chapter 3

13:42

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Part 3, Chapter 4

14:59

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Part 3, Chapter 5

17:47

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Part 3, Chapter 6

14:05

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Part 3, Chapter 7

10:09

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Part 3, Chapter 8

14:06

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Part 3, Chapter 9

9:20

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Part 3, Chapter 10

19:40

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Part 3, Chapter 11

8:32

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Part 4, Chapter 1

17:26

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Part 4, Chapter 2

15:04

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Part 4, Chapter 3

14:20

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Part 4, Chapter 4

13:18

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Part 4, Chapter 5

15:27

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Part 4, Chapter 6

17:07

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Part 4, Chapter 7

18:51

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Part 4, Chapter 8

15:09

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Part 4, Chapter 9

13:13

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Part 4, Chapter 10

18:18

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Part 4, Chapter 11

20:22

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Part 4, Chapter 12

15:42

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Bewertungen

How could Swift write this??? Amazing

(5 Sterne)

Amazing this story. Thanks for the accurate and well recorded reading. But I had some trouble listening for although it is read clearly and with a very nice voice, I felt like the reader sometimes perhaps didn't really feel anything about the story herself. That comes across like a mechanical reading somehow. I couldn't concentrate anymore especially during the more complex parts. This is just my personal taste. Still thanks so much and five points fully deserving.

True Classic

(5 Sterne)

This book proved to me why it is a classic. The reading could have been better but I feel that is a matter of taste more than any measure of qaulity of this audio book. I tend to prefer dramatic readings by multiple readers playing the different parts.

(5 Sterne)

once again Mrs Driver did a wonderful job. very interesting book as well. my only question is if the saying " a bunch of Yahoo's" or " don't act like a Yahoo" came from this book? I used to hear my grandpa use that expression a lot.

Good reader, terrible book

(3 Sterne)

Despite its satire of European customs in general and particularly politics, science, women, etc. this book is fairly awful. The three stars I've given this are solely for the reader. The reader isn't perfect, e.g. mispronounces some words, fairly slow, but she reads clearly and distinctly making it very easy to listen to this book... When I wasn't losing my temper with the content! Swift seems to have had absolutely nothing bad to say about classes or slavery. In every section Gulliver is a submissive prisoner of some kind. In what appears to be Swift's ideal community the Houyhnhnm kick him out because he looks like a race that they think of as brutes despite his differences in every way but appearance. Some ideal, benevolent, reasoning community they are! The last section just devolves into vitriol against Europeans and self loathing rather than satire.

(4 Sterne)

I was told that this was a hard read, but listening to it made it a breeze! I really like the book, and the reader’s voice was very pleasant to listen to. She read very smoothly, and only mispronounced a few words (but that may be the difference between regional pronunciations). Overall a great book and reader!

Gulliver's Travels is great

(5 Sterne)

Really good,but bad reader:( it sounded like she was forced to read this book and did it unwillingly she was super slow at reading and her pausing was about 3 seconds but otherwise it's a really good book it may seem boring in the introduction but it just tells you about his life

good book, read well

(4 Sterne)

I decided to listen to this book because it is often considered a classic and referred to in other books. I can't say that it is my favorite, but I'm glad I listened to it. the reader does an outstanding job reading the book in the tone the author would have likely used.

Flawless Reading

(5 Sterne)

The reading is perfect for this classic book, which probably goes over some people's heads because it not the cartoonish Gulliver they expect. It is subtle and profound, a brilliant satire, just exactly what the reader delivers. I've listened to the whole book twice and will listen again. It's that good!