Walt Whitman's celebrated poetry collection, read by Ed Begley. Includes: 'The Old Face of the Mother of Many Children', 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking', 'A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest', 'Good-Bye My Fancy', 'Hear America Singing', 'I Think I Could Turn and Live with Animals', 'The Sleepers Are Very Beautiful', 'Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun', 'Song of Myself - I Celebrate Myself', 'To a Locomotive', 'Who Goes There', 'A Child Said What Is the Grass', 'The Spotted Hawk Swoops By and Accuses Me', and 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'.
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"It is NOT unabridged."
Walt Whitman's words and Ed Begley's reading are wondrous, sublime, and powerful. But this audiobook lasts a mere 43 minutes, which immediately tells you it is *not* an unabridged version of the book.
"Good reading when it isn't glitchy"
Impeccably read, but poorly edited: tons of background hiss and even glitches skipping several seconds.
"Bastardizes great American literature"
Not unabridged. I was eagerly expecting to read along while listening. HOWEVER, this is not read in full or in order. Even his snippet from the Sleepers leaves out a few lines at the end. Terrible. This is why an idiot like Trump can get elected. We are not accurately educating each other. Please do not listen to this and equate it with the fullness of the real work of art!
This is the first time I truly "got" Walt! Thank you for this introduction to the grandfather of American poetry.
"Well done, Walt Whitman and Ed Begley."
Ed Begley performed beautifully but titles of poems could have been added to the narration
"Begley helped me understand "
The musical power and large hearted was of Whitman's poems. Wish it were twice as long!
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