• Alfred Drake Reads The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

  • By: Edward Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Alfred Drake
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-14-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Saland Publishing
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.3 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Edward Fitzgerald's translation of a selection of poems originally written by Omar Khayyam was originally published in 1859. Here, a selection is read by Alfred Drake.
©2009 Saland Publishing; (P)2009 Saland Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-15-17

Uneven reading but highly recommended

This recording is one of the editions between 1 and 5, those being the two editions I have to reference in my Dover copy of the work. While lacking maybe a dozen quatrains present in the 5th ed., the language is nearly the same, but I'll speculate no further on which edition​ this represents.

The narrator Alfred Drake has a fine voice and sounds like he could have delivered a much better recitation than he did here. I found it inconsistent enough to detract from the score, but I don't think that should deter any fans of the poem specifically or of epigrams in general.

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