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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Best Male Narrator, 2016
For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 13 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.
Included in this collection are:


"How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
"To Be One with Each Other" by George Eliot
"Maud" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell
"Bright Star" by John Keats
"Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"Meeting at Night" by Robert Browning
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe
"She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron
"Give All to Love" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the Performer
Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as "Thorin Oakenshield" in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.
Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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By vc on 02-09-15

Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's a wonderful recording by Richard Armitage of a lovely selection of classic love poems... his delivery moves one's heart, mind and soul!

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By Dinulipatti on 02-11-15

You'll want to hear Richard Armitage reading these

This is such a treat! Richard Armitage's liquid baritone hits all the right notes. You'll find yourself listening to the poems repeatedly, anticipating that slight inflection or pause that makes all the difference. I loved the Emerson poem best, but they are all a gift. Thank you Audible, and thank you Richard Armitage!

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By bookylady on 02-10-15

Beautiful Poems, Balm For The Soul.

What made the experience of listening to FREE: Classic Love Poems the most enjoyable?

The selection of poems was fantastic and just right for the run-up to Valentines Day. There were poems that I had never heard plus some old, dear favourites. The subject matter made me stop working and really listen to the words. It was, therefore, very relaxing and uplifting. A real oasis of calm in the middle of a busy day.

What about Richard Armitage’s performance did you like?

His voice is mesmerising, like melted chocolate or a glass of really good red wine. It allows me to drift off into another world, stress-free and calm, deeply satisfying. His diction is wonderful and the timbre is deep and sympathetic, romantic and full of expression.It is balm for the soul.He could read a shopping list and it would sound wonderful!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Get ready to be romanced.

Any additional comments?

More of this narrator please!

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By MaMaMason on 01-03-17

Exquisite narration

Richard Armitage is a perfect choice for reading romantic poetry - his rendition is superb!

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By Kate on 05-17-15

Relaxing Romance

A simple indulgence in beautiful words and beautiful voices, best listened to whilst luxuriating in a scented bath with a good glass of wine.

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By Michelle on 02-14-15

Absolutely Beautiful

Loved every moment of it! All the beautifully written poems, the calming voice. I hadn't heard many of those poems before and I feel a little refreshed after hearing those. They were spoken beautifully by Richard Armitage and I recommend this audiobook to absolutely everyone.

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