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- By: Julian Glover
- Narrated by: Julian Glover
- Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
The epic story of this hero’s battle against dragons, monsters, and their mothers is particularly suited to being recorded as an audiobook given that for the first 300 years of its existence it was only ever spoken. The first known (and indeed the only surviving manuscript) of the poem was written in AD 1,000. It survived Henry VIII’s attempts to destroy it (as a religious artifact) and a catastrophic fire that destroyed many other historical British documents.
- By aaa on 03-04-17
Marvellously exciting and atmospheric reading
I loved this - I have read Beowulf a few times in different translations but have never found it any where near as exciting.