• A Modest Proposal

  • By: Jonathan Swift
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-02-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spoken Realms
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Wickedly narrated by David Stifel, and written in 1729, this satiric essay on how to solve Ireland's chronic poverty is perhaps more shocking today than when it was written. In the 1960s, when Peter O'Toole did a public reading of this piece in Dublin, he very nearly started a riot. Newspapers the following day lambasted O'Toole's "shocking bad taste."
Whether shocking satire, or Monty-Pythonesque surrealism, this essay has continually managed to offend people for well over 3 centuries. Enjoy! (and Thank You!)
Public Domain (P)2014 David Stifel
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5 out of 5 stars
By Val on 03-07-15

Mankind crazy thoughts of years ago

Thank goodness we do advance with thoughts and medical knowledge! Great story and loved it because a friend does the narrating on this one!
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1 out of 5 stars
By Cathy Davis on 01-11-16

Audible sold an audio version that isn't accessibl

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

So if the audio isn't available, then why sell it to me? Waste of money and effort.

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