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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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Olde English classic

    • By Zoe on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Canterbury Tales [Audio Connoisseur]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Neville Coghill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    If you want to understand the daily life and psychology of the Late Middle Ages, Neville Coghill's famous translation of The Canterbury Tales provides one of the very best means of doing so. Within its pages are to be found a broad range of society – high and low, male and female, rich and poor – who express their innermost beliefs and extravagant fantasies in a series of stories they tell as they make their way to Canterbury cathedral.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely timbre - some shocking mispronunciations!

    • By Graham on 18-08-10

    Regular price: £42.09

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Narration

    • By Mrs W. on 03-09-16

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT PERFORMANCE

    • By Highlight on 11-11-17

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales II: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • The Knight's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Richard Bebb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Knight's Tale of medieval wars and chivalry is the first tale told to the pilgrims as they set out to Canterbury. It concerns Theseus, returning from fighting at Thebes, and two brother knights Palamon and Arcite, imprisoned but yearning for their loves. But the real hero of this recording is Richard Bebb who, with the help of Professor Derek Brewer, the leading expert on Chaucerian pronunciation, make the original Middle English not only comprehensible to the modern ear, but exciting.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Looking for entertainment not scholarship

    • By Landgirl on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Troilus and Criseyde

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Set during the fierce Trojan War, Troilus and Criseyde is the poignant tale of love won and lost. The beautiful Criseyde becomes the object of desire for Troilus, the son of King Priam, and he is able to win her affection through the machinations of his uncle, Pandarus. They experience a brief time of bliss together, but despite their vows of faithfulness, they are soon separated by the fortunes of war.

    Regular price: £23.09

    • The Wife of Bath's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Peggy Ashcroft
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The best known of Chaucer's Canterbury's Tales, read by Dame Peggy Ashcroft. After a prologue, in which the Wife of Bath mentions that she would welcome another husband - who would be her sixth - and that she pursues power over her husbands, she tells a tale about a knight who must marry....

    Regular price: £5.59

    • The Pardoner's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Robert Ross
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Pardoner's Tale is one of the The The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story is in the form of an exemplum: the Pardoner first explains the theme he will address, then tells his story and finally draws the conclusion he had already mentioned in his introduction. Read in Middle English by Robert Ross.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Prologue

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Seaman's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Edward de Souza
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Neville Coghill, Cecil Trouncer, Robert Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    Read in a mixture of Middle-English and modern English, The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Anthony Donovan
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
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    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The General Prologue and The Physician's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Richard Bebb, Philip Madoc, Michael Maloney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Canterbury Tales, written near the end of Chaucer's life and hence towards the close of the 14th century, is perhaps the greatest English literary work of the Middle Ages: yet it speaks to us today with almost undimmed clarity and relevance.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Canterbury Tales III

    • Modern English Verse Translation
    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Frank Ernest Hill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Charles Kay, Stephen Tompkinson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks’ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935).

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Terrifying Tales

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Syd Lieberman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Not merely stories of suspense and horror, these are stories of honor and the struggle for justice. Howard Levy's original music complements these horror stories.

    Regular price: £8.19

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Merchant's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Clive Swift
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
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    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Troilus and Criseyde (Dramatised)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Lavinia Greenlaw (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Tom Ferguson, Maxine Peake
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde by poet and writer Lavinia Greenlaw.

    One of the great works of English literature, this powerful, compelling story explores love from its first tentative beginnings through to passionate sensuality and eventual tragic disillusionment. Lavinia Greenlaw's new version for radio brings Chaucer's language up-to-date for a modern audience while remaining true to his original poetic intention.

    Regular price: £10.00

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