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A classic, helped along by excellent narration
on March 16, 2014
I chose this edition of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS because it has an accompanying narration available from Audible.com. It features WhisperSync, so you can switch back and forth between reading and listening without losing your place. Also, the price is right!
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS is a very early novel, first published in 1726 – just seven years after ROBINSON CRUSOE, often cited as the first modern novel. It has no dialogue at all, since it’s in the form of a memoir narrated by Gulliver of his travels, and it can be rather tough sledding to read it. However, listening to it (I mostly listened to it, instead of reading it) makes it much easier to comprehend, especially when it is read/performed as well as this was, by David Hyde Pierce (from “Frasier”). I really enjoyed this classic, a lot more than if I had simply read it.