• by Francis Barton Gummere
  • Narrated by Austin Vanfleet
  • 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dating from between the 8th and 11th century Beowulf is the oldest known English epic poem. Beowulf is a narrative poem about the kings and heroes of Denmark and Geatland. It is a story of mythic creatures and medieval battles between men and monsters. Follow the adventures of Beowulf, the story's title character, as he battles the Grendel, the Grendel's mother, and a dragon. As you listen imagine yourself in one of the taverns or royal courts of Old England hearing the great epic Beowulf, for the first time as you might well have then. Passed down by oral tradition Beowulf's author is to this day unknown. The original manuscript was written in Anglo-Saxon or Old English. Presented here is the faithful translation of Francis B. Gummere.


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A classic through and through.

Austin Vanfleet does a great job at narrating this classic epic poem. If you do not know the tale and do not feel like waiting though an old text, this is a great way to hear it for the first time. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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- Kyle Hempel

Epic tale retold in English

One of the oldest stories of good bs evil. Hero's, villains, monsters, ancient weapons. The tale of Beowulf has been made into movies, translated into multiple languages and presented in just about every format one can think of. This epic retelling of the story doesn't disappoint. Enjoy this amazing well narrated story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Mary Karowski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2017
  • Publisher: Atlantic Audio