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The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]
- By: Geoffrey Chaucer
- Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
- Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.
Olde English classic
- By Zoe on 07-04-13
Illogical Order and Chapters
The performance is great, the story is fantastic, but the order the tales are performed in is illogical. Not to mention, there are 108 random chapters which rarely correspond with the beginning or end of a Prologue, Tale etc. I bought this audiobook to listen to specific tales that I am studying and it is completely useless because the random order of the tales and the randomly timed, unnamed chapters make it impossible to find what I'm looking for!
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