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Publisher's Summary

Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and a host of other celebrities read over 100 poems by four of America's greatest poets. Walt Whitman celebrates the brash and rugged individualism of his country in exuberant language. The spare, precise language of Emily Dickinson conveys her penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths. Robert Frost draws his inspiration from everyday incidents, common situations, and rural imagery. Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg's poetry embodies a love of and compassion for the common man that earned him the nickname "poet of the people".
Copyright (P) and ©1998 Dove Audio, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Carol Mead on 11-29-04

A good gift, but poorly wrapped

I enjoyed the material and readers on this audiobook, but continually wished that the titles of individual poems were given more consistently and that a listing of the poems was available somewhere through audible or elsewhere. I wanted to study the material further in print, but was frustrated in identifying poem titles for that purpose.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Louis on 05-01-12

Like Listening to a Ransom Note

Excruicating. Haphazard. It was the audible equivalent of a ransom note. Bits and pieces in different styles and sizes stuck together, sharp and torn corners, with glue squeezing out the corners.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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