The Essential Dylan Thomas

  • by Dylan Thomas
  • Narrated by Dylan Thomas, Richard Bebb, Jason Hughes, Richard Burton
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one audiobook the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of "Under Milk Wood", with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how "Under Milk Wood" grew gradually in his imagination.
This collection includes "Under Milk Wood", "Return Journey to Swansea", and "And death shall ahve no dominion" and other poems. It also includes "Memories of Christmas", "The Peaches", "The Outing", "The Followers", "Do not go gentle into that good night", and other poems.
Thomas was a charismatic if idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories and here is a representative selection.


What the Critics Say

2005 Audie Award Nominee, Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium
2005 Audie Award Nominee, Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium


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Customer Reviews

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As the swirling of water over pebbles in a stream

Dylan Thomas's rampant and enthralling wordplay, dancing impishly through the lives and loves of its characters with a roguish wink at their weaknesses, is here read as well as it was written. It swirls like a bubbling stream with an ebb and flow which matches its substance perfectly. With the lilt which only Welsh accents could give it, it is as close to music as poetry can be, glorying in one of the most musical accents in the English-speaking world, and the one in which it was originally given flesh and form. I cannot imagine it performed with more verve, subtlety and expressiveness.
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- Lachlan

no usable chapters!

what an incredible collection, and so well read.

however, there is no way to find a poem you want in the audio without chapter markings! an unfortunate negligence.
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- heptaskelion

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks