- A New Translation
- Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
- Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-20-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd
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One of the great classics of English literature, it tells the story of a hero who wins glory and learns wisdom and is then called upon to face a final test against the monstrous.
There are obvious parallels to be found in the history of the 20th century, and Heaney’s Beowulf cannot fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, revealing psychological and spiritual truths that are both permanent and liberating.
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By L D Wilkes on 11-19-16
This is the version translated and read by Seamus Heaney. I've had the book for years but never ventured in. I will now after hearing of Beowulf's brave exploits and heroic qualities. Heaney read well and the translation loses nothing of the sense of ancient history and myth. A really great introduction to a wonderful take. I listened on my walk to work and was often moved to tears.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By H. Cadbury on 05-02-17
Beautiful poem read by one of the greatest poets
Such a pleasure to be able to hear the late, great Seamus Heaney read his version of this classic tale. Wonderful.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful