The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2

  • by T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
  • 1 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.

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Lines of rhymes  Victorian times to modern climes

This volume, the second in a two-part series, covers the period from 1850 to recent times. As in volume 1, the choice of poems is excellent although it is inevitable that most listeners will miss a few of their own favorites that did not make the cut. To counter this, many listeners (myself included) who have not read too much poetry in recent years will be pleasantly surprise when a favorite but vaguely-remembered stanza or turn of phrase pops up unexpectedly. I notice that some other reviewers of volume 1 would have preferred a short introduction to each poem - the problem with this is that, while the introduction is useful the first time you listen, it is an annoyance thereafter. I thus far prefer this audiobook's approach of climbing in immediately, without foreplay. Again, as with volume 1, the various readers were all excellent, although I would have preferred two or three more British readers, to vary the accents a little more (an Irish accent in particular is always a delight). Audio quality (at level 4) is excellent.
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- Marius

NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND POEMS

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Tracklist of poems

Poems on separate tracks (I'll make my own list)


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I've purchased this before. It used to come as separate tracks. Now, all I know is that SOMEWHERE in an hour and 35 minute audio file is the 1:32 of Robert Frost's

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- Pocatello Fats

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2001
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio