Beowulf

  • by Audio Book Contractors
  • Narrated by Flo Gibson
  • 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is an early translation from the Anglo-Saxon seventh-century epic poem, which is based on Norse legends of wars and monsters and tells of the heroic deeds of the warrior Beowulf.Translated by A. Diedrich Wackerbarth.

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Very pretty, but you must not call it Beowulf

There is some pleasure to be had from this recording: I always enjoy listening to Flo Gibson, and you could make a reasonable argument that the comfortable rhyme employed by this translation substitutes for the less familiar technical aspects of Old English poetry. But ultimately it just doesn't do a very good job capturing the effect of the poem. It's less an heroic song than a winter's tale, told around the fire to children.
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- Tad Davis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2008
  • Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc.