- Narrated by: J. B. Bessinger Jr.
- Length: 51 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-17-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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And then, later, there's this dragon....
But why read about it? This story was meant to be told, to be repeated aloud. Listen as J. B. Bessinger, Jr., reads Beowulf and many other Old English poems, including Caedmon's Hymn. Listen to poems about love, war, faith, and heroism from centuries past.
Contents include: Caedmon's Hymn, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, The Battle of Brunan Burg, A Wife's Lament, and selections from Beowulf: lines 1-125, lines 195-225, lines 702-852, and lines 3137-3180.
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By Kenneth on 11-21-07
Evan if you don't understand old English there is something uplifting listening to it. While listening you can almost imagine being around a fire in a great hall hearing the story teller weaving the tale of a great hero. Very engrossing, very fun.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Neptis on 06-08-18
Uneven, but One of the Few out There
The performances are uneven, with occasionally eccentric pronunciation--albeit, none of us pronounce this literature the way it actually was spoken. The Caedmon's Hymn performance is strangely uninspired by its subject matter, even sounding a bit strange, as if it were about Oberon and Titania. The epic passages, however, and most of the others have more heart in them, so do not be dissuaded by the first track.