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Don Quixote

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
By: (1547-1616)

This is volume 1 of 2.

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo’s bedraggled old Jewish quarter.
The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight errant. Together with his companion Sancho Panza, the self-styled Don Quixote de la Mancha sets out in search of adventures. His “lady” is Dulcinea del Toboso, an imaginary object of his courtly love crafted from a neighbouring farmgirl by the illusion-struck “knight” (her real name is Aldonza Lorenzo, and she is totally unaware of his feelings for her. In addition, she never actually appears in the novel).
Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.

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DON QUIXOTE

by Miguel de Cervantes

Translated by John Ormsby

Part I, Complete

CONTENTS

Part I.

CHAPTER I WHICH TREATS OF THE CHARACTER AND PURSUITS OF THE FAMOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA

CHAPTER II WHICH TREATS OF THE FIRST SALLY THE INGENIOUS DON QUIXOTE MADE FROM HOME

CHAPTER III WHEREIN IS RELATED THE DROLL WAY IN WHICH DON QUIXOTE HAD HIMSELF DUBBED A KNIGHT

CHAPTER IV OF WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR KNIGHT WHEN HE LEFT THE INN

CHAPTER V IN WHICH THE NARRATIVE OF OUR KNIGHT'S MISHAP IS CONTINUED

CHAPTER VI OF THE DIVERTING AND IMPORTANT SCRUTINY WHICH THE CURATE AND THE BARBER MADE IN THE LIBRARY OF OUR INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN

CHAPTER VII OF THE SECOND SALLY OF OUR WORTHY KNIGHT DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA

CHAPTER VIII OF THE GOOD FORTUNE WHICH THE VALIANT DON QUIXOTE HAD IN THE TERRIBLE AND UNDREAMT OF ADVENTURE OF THE WINDMILLS, WITH OTHER OCCURRENCES WORTHY TO BE FITLY RECORDED

CHAPTER IX IN WHICH IS CONCLUDED AND FINISHED THE TERRIFIC BATTLE BETWEEN THE GALLANT BISCAYAN AND THE VALIANT MANCHEGAN

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 8 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 7, 2013
The reviewers had to remember and be well aware that the readers are volunteers. May be they are not entirely fit for the job but they are doing it for free.
October 9, 2013
Most of these recordings are terrible, but the one that irks me most is the woman who reads chapter 18. The pronunciation is horrific. Don Keyotee and his horse Rocsinant? If you are going to dictate the most celebrated literary work of Spanish literature then please learn basic Spanish pronunciation.
September 12, 2013
Greatly appreciate the time spent volunteering to record this audiobook. but if you don't have a good voice for narration there's not much point. Chapters 1-3 was narrated beautifully, btw.
August 11, 2013
The young lady reader Kelly has a terrible diction.
Reviewer: - August 10, 2013
Subject: Not good
Every chapter is read by someone else. Some readers are really horrible. I would appreciate one good reader instead of countless.
Reviewer: - June 30, 2013
Subject: Sorry
The voice actor is so wrong for this book. I couldn't listen to it for more than 17 minutes before I downloaded it to my kindle. The story itself is great. Audiobook: 1 star and Kindle: 5 stars.
May 30, 2013
Very enjoyable to listen to. An exciting story.
Reviewer: - February 15, 2013
Subject: Review
I'm sorry, but the reader of this book is so boring I could not get passed the first 4 chapters.

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