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The epic of all epics. Carlton Griffin is magnificent. His pronunciation and intonation made it so much more reachable.
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This is a decent translation of the Comedy, though perhaps not my favorite. Griffin's narration moved the story along nicely without getting in the way, and the sound effects at the beginning of each canto contributed to the otherworldly atmosphere of the book.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Divine Comedy to be better than the print version?
I like to think of it as a different experience. It's one of those masterpieces where you should definitely try both versions!
I've given this two stars because it's famous, but that's it. I actually couldn't finish it. The imagery in inferno is interesting, but well known, but I was losing the will to live a few hours into the Paradiso. No wonder most people only read the first book! Nothing wrong with it as an audio book, I just blame Dante! So much of it is parochial politics, people Dante knew at the time which might be quite interesting if you knew who they were but without a lifetime of study, which I'm not prepared to do, I just couldn't get into it. Read the York notes instead!
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