Gulliver's Travels

Job #5302

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Job # 5302 Gulliver's Travels

Posted Date
Nov 1, 2007 @ 12:31
Respond By
Nov 7, 2007
Word Count
104000
Language
English (British)
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Audiobooks

Job Description

An unabridged narration of Gulliver's Travels for use in an upcoming DVD Bookshelf release.

DVD Bookshelf products are audio books released in the DVD-Video format with synchronized text & graphics to accompany the narration. Alpha DVD is an independent producer of DVD-Video products for the consumer marketplace. Our products are sold through traditional DVD retail stores as well as most on-line retailers.

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Please find a portion of the script below for audition purposes. Full script available in attachment. Yes, FULL SCRIPT. All 104,000 some-odd words.
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PART I--A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT.
CHAPTER I.




[The author gives some account of himself and family. His first inducements to travel. He is shipwrecked, and swims for his life. Gets safe on shore in the country of Lilliput; is made a prisoner, and carried up the country.]

My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire: I was the third of five sons. He sent me to Emanuel College in Cambridge at fourteen years old, where I resided three years, and applied myself close to my studies; but the charge of maintaining me, although I had a very scanty allowance, being too great for a narrow fortune, I was bound apprentice to Mr. James Bates, an eminent surgeon in London, with whom I continued four years. My father now and then sending me small sums of money, I laid them out in learning navigation, and other parts of the mathematics, useful to those who intend to travel, as I always believed it would be, some time or other, my fortune to do. When I left Mr. Bates, I went down to my father: where, by the assistance of him and my uncle John, and some other relations, I got forty pounds, and a promise of thirty pounds a year to maintain me at Leyden: there I studied physic two years and seven months, knowing it would be useful in long voyages.

Soon after my return from Leyden, I was recommended by my good master, Mr. Bates, to be surgeon to the Swallow, Captain Abraham Pannel, commander; with whom I continued three years and a half, making a voyage or two into the Levant, and some other parts. When I came back I resolved to settle in London; to which Mr. Bates, my master, encouraged me, and by him I was recommended to several patients. I took part of a small house in the Old Jewry; and being advised to alter my condition, I married Mrs. Mary Burton, second daughter to Mr. Edmund Burton, hosier, in Newgate-street, with whom I received four hundred pounds for a portion.

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