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Stephen

Stephen Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom Member Since 2005

Classics,contemporary fiction, Politics, Philosophy, Economics - a weekly eye on The New Yorker & The Guardian and dense word style/play.

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  • "Wasted on the young"

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    There is a bit of an Eliot renaissance going on at the time of re-reading The Waste Land and Four Quartets with the launch of an app which gives access at the touch of a screen to the final draft, the Ezra Pound-annotated version and early drafts, various audio recordings of eminent readers and a video performance by Fiona Shaw together with hyperlinks to all of the background references on which the poem is built. It all makes me envious and inevitably I think back to the hours and hours that I spent in the University chasing one reference to the next moving from shelf to shelf and reading around and losing the overall sense of where I was in the poem. Oddly, I think the act of physically walking around a library is a good metaphor for the approach to The Waste Land - an app is a little too straight-forward. Yes, you immediately get access to all of the relevant information. But, more to the point, what is not ‘relevant’ does not appear on the screen in front of you. Having the time to get lost in literature is one of the great pleasures of being a full time student. I never left the library without my full complement of six books to be taken out at any one time. Reading from start to finish and following the complete works was a particular discipline and a diminishing pleasure - but following up a particular reference on a particular point was - and still is - the source of real excitement. Knowing that any reference can be entered on Google and fully explained narrows this and I’m not sure that the result is nearly as satisfying. Given that we live in an age of closing libraries is it too much to link the rise of the app with the decline of the inter-library loan? Best always to get back to the original text which, as a reader now at the age at which Eliot as the writer was when he wrote - only serves to broaden and deepen the emotional response to the words.

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    The Waste Land & Four Quartets

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By T.S. Eliot
    • Narrated By Paul Scofield
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    These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.

    MARTIN says: "The 20th century"
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    Exemplary recording, every home should have one, just lacking - sadly and as usual from Audible, adequate titling and chaptering. Here's what you'll find and where:
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    The Echoing Green 1.10
    The Lamb 2.08
    The Shepherd 3.07
    Infant Joy 3.36
    The Little Black Boy 4.16
    Spring 06.20
    Nurse's Song 07.01
    ‘Twas on a Holy Thursday 07.57
    The Blossom 09.08
    The Chimney Sweeper 09.35
    The Divine Image 11.10
    Night 12.17
    On Another's Sorrow 14.28
    The Little Boy Lost 16.05
    The Little Boy Found 16.35
    Hear the Voice of the Bard 17.05
    Earth's Answer 18.06
    Nurse's Song (II) 19.30 (Songs of Experience)
    The Fly 20.07
    The Little Girl Lost 20.54
    The Little Girl Found 23.02
    The Clod and the Pebble 25.15
    The Tyger 25.56
    A Poison Tree 27.27
    The Angel 28.19
    The Sick Rose 29.21
    The Voice of the Ancient Bard 29.46
    My Pretty Rose Tree 24.54
    Ah! Sun-Flower 30.53
    The Garden of Love 31.28
    A Little Boy Lost 32.10
    Infant Sorrow 33.25
    The Schoolboy 34.01
    London 35.11
    A Divine Image 36.04
    The Mental Traveller 36.32
    Mock On, Mock On, Voltaire, Rousseau 42.13
    I Asked a thief 42.54
    I Saw a Chapel 43.30
    Auguries of Innocence 44.22
    To the Muses 50.58
    O, I say, you Joe 52.00
    The Crystal Cabinet 52.36
    Jerusalem 54.08

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Louise London, United Kingdom 03/02/2009
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  • "Wonderful Ovid, Over The Top Narration"

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    The stories are crackers of course, but the narrator is portentous and slightly self-important which I found annoying. If you like a stately type of narration, it might be ok.

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    The Metamorphoses

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    • By Ovid
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends, seamlessly moving from one story to another in a splendid panorama of savage beauty, charm, and wit. All of the gods and heroes familiar to us are represented. Such familiar legends as Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Daedelus and Icarus, Diana and Actaeon, and many others, are breathtakingly recreated.

    Louise says: "Wonderful Ovid, Over The Top Narration"

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    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

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    The Waste Land & Four Quartets  by T.S. Eliot Narrated by Paul Scofield
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    These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.

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    • By Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg
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    Here are the extraordinary writings of a generation who fought through a war of unprecedented destructive power, and who had to find new voices to express the horror of what they discovered. The great names - Owen, Sassoon - are fully represented, but there are also many poems by lesser-known or unexpected figures, ranging from serving soldiers like Isaac Rosenberg and Richard Aldington to women such as Edith Nesbit and Vera Brittain.

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    The Essential Dylan Thomas  by Dylan Thomas Narrated by Dylan Thomas, Richard Bebb, Jason Hughes, Richard Burton
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    The Essential Dylan Thomas

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    • By Dylan Thomas
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    This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one audiobook the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of "Under Milk Wood", with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how "Under Milk Wood" grew gradually in his imagination.

    Neil says: "close your eyes and spoil yourself"
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    The Inferno from The Divine Comedy (






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    The Inferno from The Divine Comedy

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    "Abandon all hope you who enter here." Dante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism.

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    The Richard Burton Poetry Collection (






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    Richard Burton reads from Hardy and Donne, and performs a wonderful unabridged version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (along with Robert Hardy and John Neville).

    Blackbird says: "Could have been perfect"
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    The Metamorphoses (






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    The Metamorphoses

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    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends, seamlessly moving from one story to another in a splendid panorama of savage beauty, charm, and wit. All of the gods and heroes familiar to us are represented. Such familiar legends as Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Daedelus and Icarus, Diana and Actaeon, and many others, are breathtakingly recreated.

    Louise says: "Wonderful Ovid, Over The Top Narration"
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    The Aeneid

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    • By Virgil
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    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

    Ehab says: "Magical!"
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    The Divine Comedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Dante Alighieri Narrated by Ralph Cosham
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    The Divine Comedy

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    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listen will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.

  • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Arnold Weinstein
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    Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

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    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Arnold Weinstein
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    The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

  • The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2 (






ABRIDGED) by T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou Narrated by Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
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    The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
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    This perfect poetry companion brings the words of the world's favorite poets to life. Hearing poetry spoken - as it was originally intended to be heard - adds dramatically to your understanding and appreciation of the form. Be moved, amused, and awed by these expert interpretations of even the most familiar favorites from the 1850s through the present.

  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey (






UNABRIDGED) by Homer, W. H. D. Rouse (translator) Narrated by Anthony Heald
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    Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

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    • By Homer, W. H. D. Rouse (translator)
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world's greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    Abelardo says: "Iliad"
  • Sonnets (






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    Sonnets

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    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Sir John Gielgud
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    Here are 154 poems performed by by the wonderful Sir John Gielgud in this Shakepseare collection of the Sonnets.

    Shakespeare's sonnets deal with such themes as the passage of time, love, beauty, and mortality. All but two of the poems were first published in a 1609 quarto entitled Shake-Speares Sonnets: Never before imprinted.

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  • The Kalevala (






UNABRIDGED) by Elias Lönnrot, Keith Bosley (translator) Narrated by Keith Bosley
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    The Kalevala

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Elias Lönnrot, Keith Bosley (translator)
    • Narrated By Keith Bosley
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    The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer's Odyssey. However, The Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbors: It is primarily poetic, it is mythical rather than historic, and its heroes solve their problems with magic more often than violence.

  • Great Poets of the Romantic Age (






UNABRIDGED) by William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Lord Byron, John Clare Narrated by Michael Sheen
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    Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
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    With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

  • The Divine Comedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Dante Alighieri Narrated by Ralph Cosham
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    The Divine Comedy

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    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listen will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.

  • The Odyssey (






UNABRIDGED) by Homer, A. T. Murray (translator) Narrated by Charlton Griffin
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    The Odyssey

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    • By Homer, A. T. Murray (translator)
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    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    WILLIAM GMCD says: "Odyssey"
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  • The Richard Burton Poetry Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne Narrated by Richard Burton
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    The Richard Burton Poetry Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
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    Richard Burton reads from Hardy and Donne, and performs a wonderful unabridged version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (along with Robert Hardy and John Neville).

    Blackbird says: "Could have been perfect"
  • Paradise Lost (






UNABRIDGED) by John Milton Narrated by Anton Lesser
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    Paradise Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
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    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    Francis says: "Sonorous metal"
  • Classic FM Favourite Poems: Poems for Every Occasion Chosen by Classic FM Listeners (






ABRIDGED) by Classic FM Narrated by John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, David Tennant
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    Classic FM Favourite Poems: Poems for Every Occasion Chosen by Classic FM Listeners

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Classic FM
    • Narrated By John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, David Tennant
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    A timeless collection of poems chosen by Classic FM listeners and read by an outstanding cast of actors, including Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, and David Tennant.

    Classic FM Favourite Poems is a delightful anthology of British verse chosen through a Classic FM listeners poll. This new collection draws on the huge success of Classic FM Favourite Poems, published over 10 years ago. Enjoy all your favourite poems in these wonderful recordings.

    Sm says: "Great poems but very poor format"
  • Poets of the Great War (






UNABRIDGED) by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg Narrated by Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton
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    Poets of the Great War

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    • By Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton
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    Here are the extraordinary writings of a generation who fought through a war of unprecedented destructive power, and who had to find new voices to express the horror of what they discovered. The great names - Owen, Sassoon - are fully represented, but there are also many poems by lesser-known or unexpected figures, ranging from serving soldiers like Isaac Rosenberg and Richard Aldington to women such as Edith Nesbit and Vera Brittain.

    A. says: "moving"
  • The Jumblies (






UNABRIDGED) by Edward Lear Narrated by Diane Havens
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    The Jumblies

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    • By Edward Lear
    • Narrated By Diane Havens
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    Nineteenth century illustrator/author Edward Lear, best known for his nonsense poems and limericks, created this silly verse tale of the green headed, blue handed Jumblies who go to sea in a sieve - but voice actor/storyteller Diane Havens shares it in her own unique faux-British by way of Queens - the New York Queens, that is.

  • If (






UNABRIDGED) by Rudyard Kipling Narrated by Philip J. Mather
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    If

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    • By Rudyard Kipling
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    This quintessentially English poem is in the form of a father's advice to his son on transitioning into manhood. Phillip J. Mather's masterful delivery poignantly captures Kipling's inspirational and timeless philosophy.

  • Las hojas secas [The Dried Leaves] (






UNABRIDGED) by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Narrated by Emilio Villa
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    Las hojas secas [The Dried Leaves]

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    • By Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
    • Narrated By Emilio Villa
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    Una tarde de otoño cualquiera el poeta se funde completamente con el medio natural y escucha la conversación de dos hojas secas cualesquiera que se encuentran al borde del camino en la que una le cuenta a la otra como ha llegado hasta allí arrastrada por el torbellino de aire, mientras que la otra ha llegado a lomos de las aguas del río y sólo un último vendaval ha sido capaz de levantarla y de traerla donde se encuentra.

  • Evangeline of Acadia (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Narrated by Glenn Hascall
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    Evangeline of Acadia

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    • By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    Most can recall what may be termed 'the good old days'. Each generation will recall the best of the past and take the sum of positive experience and call it good. This story shares the very end of the best of times in Acadia. Love is in bloom, reputations are strong, and all look to a bright future. A lifetime of change can come in one 24 hour period. And when all is stripped away perhaps the the best that remains from shattered dreams is hope. A classic story from Longfellow. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

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  • Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Gray Narrated by Glenn Hascall
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    Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard

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    • By Thomas Gray
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    Where does inspiration originate? Some find it in flowers, true love, the ocean, or perhaps a scenic mountain. For Thomas Gray the inspiration for this story poem originated - elsewhere. In this piece Thomas wrestles with his mortality and invites the listener to join the journey. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

  • Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Fifth Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Edward Fitzgerald Narrated by Denis Daly
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    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Fifth Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Edward Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Denis Daly
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    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is a poetic marvel, a work that has survived translation into many languages, while losing little of its force and its wry character. As a source of literary imagery and memorable quotations it ranks with the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. While Edward Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly of the English translators of the Rubaiyat, his translation has been largely responsible for the world-wide popularity of this monument of classic Persian poetry.

  • Love, of a Kind (






UNABRIDGED) by Felix Dennis Narrated by Felix Dennis
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    Love, of a Kind

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Felix Dennis
    • Narrated By Felix Dennis
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    Never one to shy away from difficult subjects, in Love, of a Kind Dennis brings awkwardness, pain and intimacy together in an inimitable and pithy way. In over 50 new poems, accompanied by woodcut engravings, not only does Dennis present us with a different kind of love, but he also presents us with a different way of talking about love.

  • The Lady of Shallot (






UNABRIDGED) by Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrated by Glenn Hascall
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    The Lady of Shallot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    Arguably the most famous poem from Arthurian legend. Lords, ladies, anticipation, and isolation are all interwoven in this tale of longing and resignation. How will the Lady of Shallot be remembered? Classic literature narrated by Glenn Hascall.