Stepping Stones

  • by Seamus Heaney
  • Narrated by Seamus Heaney
  • 2 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This selection of Seamus Heaney's poems is drawn from nine collections, including The Spirit Level, and provides a perfect introduction to the full breadth of Heaney's poetic concerns. It is a unique record of interpretation; Heaney reads with all the intimacy and authenticity that only the poet himself can bring to his work.


What the Critics Say

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Poetry.
"More than any poet since Wordsworth he can make us understand that the outside world is not outside, but what we are made of." (John Carey, Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

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A gentle, gracious and personal performance

Forget the machinations of celebrity. This poet speaks to you as a friend. He shares the poems and he shares a few details of his experience in writing them,, with minimal jargon. He is talking to a reader, not to someone merely trying to pass an examination. No wonder he is very popular. I like his work even more after hearing these through his own voice.
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- Louie Crew Clay

It's Seamus Heaney

Would anything I said really make it even more Seamus Heaney? Those who buy this book do so because their mind and heart have formed a lovers' conspiracy and in their subterfuge they compel the body--possesed by this desire for the authentic. Their tryst is in the listening of it.
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- David Betzer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio