Get Your Free Audiobook

A Modest Proposal

Narrated by: David Stifel
Length: 23 mins
5.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

Non-member price: $7.31

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's 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

What listeners say about A Modest Proposal

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Val
  • Val
  • 03-07-2015

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!
AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cathy Davis
  • Cathy Davis
  • 01-11-2016

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.