Don Quixote

  • by Miguel de Cervantes, Gerald J. Davis (translator)
  • Narrated by John Hanks
  • 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. This is the story that a Nobel Prize Committee survey of one hundred of the world's best writers named "the greatest book of all time."


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A wonderful, magical listen

Disclosure: I received this audiobook for free as part of a promotion on Goodreads

First a confession: I usually use the Audible app's variable speed feature to listen to Audiobooks slightly sped up (1.25x). I started listening to Gerald J. Davis' translation of DON QUIXOTE slightly sped up and then stopped, reset the speed to its default (1x) and started listening again at the beginning. Why? Between the story itself (as an avid reader, I loved reading a parody about an avid reader), the translation (poetic without making syntax unnatural or complex), and John Hanks' narration (perfect timing and inflection, with wonderful character voices), I didn't want this audiobook to end. The story itself, of course, is a classic and I'd picked it up for Kindle previously but never got around to reading it. I'm glad I heard this translation and especially as an audiobook: There are some audiobooks where the narrator is paired so perfectly to the content that the listening experience is magical... this is one of those rare audiobooks. Highly recommended.
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- Karen

Don Quixote - A Classic but Better

Story: This is one the books I never got around to reading much less reading its summary. Even as translated work and over three centuries old, it is remains remarkable as a comedy.

Reader: Very good.

Production. Very good.
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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2013
  • Publisher: Gerald J. Davis