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I have three wishes: an unabridged version; a "chapter" break between poems [I listen with iTunes on my computer, and if I want to hear a poem over, it is difficult to navigate to the right spot]; and the title/poet named before each and every poem.
Very pleasant listen!! Highly recommended.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book is a pure delight. I expected to hear Garrison Keillor narrate all of the poems, and while his soothing voice began the book with Psalm 23, followed by Raymond Carver's "At Least," and John Berryman's "Address to the Lord," he was not the only narrator. I was surprised to hear the voice of Billy Collins reading his poem, "Nightclub," and a number of other poets and narrators reading their own or other poets' works. I also own a hard copy of this great anthology which is what prompted me to buy the audio version. At night, I put in my earbuds and listen to this book in bed as I fall asleep.
What other book might you compare Good Poems to and why?
Aimless Love by Billy Collins, while not an anthology, is another favorite poetry collection on audible.
Have you listened to any of Garrison Keillor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have listened to Garrison Keillor read his poem of the day. He has a wonderful voice and delivery.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I was deeply touched by the reading of John Berryman's "Address to the Lord."
Any additional comments?
Hearing poetry read is a deeply contemplative experience, preferable to simply reading it in print. I hope that audible will add more books of poetry to the catalog.<br/>
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