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Summary

Quixotic is a word that the dictionary defines as "extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary...." and that is a fitting definition, indeed, for this charming retelling of Don Quixote, the 17th-century Spanish classic by Miguel de Cervantes, now updated for the modern listener. The gallant and fragile Quixote will touch listeners, as will his faithful squire Sancho Panza and the tragically beautiful heroine of the gentle Don’s chivalries, the fair Dulcinea.

Don Quixote is rightfully noted to "....move to pity rather than ridicule, and to tears as well as laughter. And herein lies its chief claim to greatness - that it seems to have been written not for one country nor for one age alone, but to give delight to all humankind."

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Very nice adaptation.

Abridged but keeps the essentials. Reader is first class. Really enjoyed this adaptation and will listen again.

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pancho and the man.brilliant

perhaps an idea on how to deal with the ups and downs and alternate realities of life and reality

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Chris McGale

An excellent adaptation of this wonderful spoof! Expertly read by Johnny Heller it was the ideal companion for days spenty clocking up 10,000 steps. A BIG 5 STARS!

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A Very Good Abridgement

I, personally, prefer audiobooks which last a duration of less than 6 hours. So, this was perfect for me. Even though it is a lot shorter than the original version, you still get the important (and, most interesting) parts of the story.

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johnny Heller best voice.

i love the story , the narator has the perfect voice for this story line.

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excellent

This abridged version made good listening. I had struggled with the book. Good introduction to this classic.

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  • Tana
  • 10-04-18

I loved the narrator

it was good getting to listen to a classic. Now I know about Don Quixote!

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  • pxriver
  • 12-07-18

Great way in

This adapted version is a great way to get into a formidable classic and enjoy the experience. I am not an expert of course but I think I understand the timelessness of the story and the personality revealed. I can converse intelligently about the themes.

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  • Bob
  • 14-01-22

Great adaptation / wonderful narration

The adaptation for modern listeners was really well done - the prose was understandable while maintaining a tone that felt legitimate. Secondly, and equally important - the narration was really well done - I will hear the narrator’s voice in my head the next time I read an excerpt. THIS IS THE VERSION TO LISTEN TO!

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  • Eugene M Lasky
  • 21-04-22

too streamlined to appreciate Cervantes brilliance

I can only imagine the challenge of cramming 1,000+ pages into 4 hours... this version though is a miss in my opinion

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  • 16-12-21

Very enjoyable

I liked the performance. The shortened telling was very enjoyable. I found myself laughing and listening closely to the adventures of the great man.

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  • 26-11-21

Fun Classic

had to read this in middle school....I just listened to the audible version and it was fun. The reader made it especially fun with his raspy voice that matched the characters to a "t".