Between the Desire and the Dream

  • by T. S. Eliot
  • Narrated by Dennis Regan, Michelle Dumelle, Stephen O'Connor
  • 1 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Noble Prize winner T. S. Eliot wrote some of the best-known, most widely discussed poetry of the past 100 years. He was a daring and uncompromising innovator. With dramatic, original music, and expressive interpretation, this recording dramatizes why his works continue to influence literature - and touch contemporary listeners.Included are "The Love Son of J. Alfred Prufrock", "The Hollow Men", "Preludes", and "Portrait of a Lady".


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Words exquisite RUINED by music

T.S. Eliots words are exsquisit as always. I've read them many times.

I was very disappointed in this audio version, however. The background music is LOUD and overpowering. At times I could not make out the words AT ALL for the overpowering background music. In addition, there are times when the narrator uses a really annoying, unnecessary hallow echo effect as if speaking into a metal tube. It is distracting, strange and not needed. Really. Just Elliot's words are enough. Just read his words, please. No cheesy, silly, over powering music or special effects are necessary.
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- Laura

Dreadful, Overbearing Production Required Refund

Whoever thought playing loud, discordant music that drowns out the sound of the reading of TS Eliot's "Hollow Men" was a good idea is an IDIOT. The poetry, of course, is the reason you download this - and you can't even HEAR it over the discordant cacophony of "music." And - uh - poetry has its own meter, so overlaying other soundtracks over it makes it pretty difficult to absorb the original work. I exercised Audible's refund option.
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- Margaret

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2008
  • Publisher: Geoffrey T. Williams