A Dozen Red Roses

  • by Christopher Marlowe
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • 0 hrs and 2 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is Christopher Marlowe's emotional appeal to his lady to run away with him and live a romantic rural idyll, read by Bill Wallis.

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Where does A Dozen Red Roses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This poem has become a personal favorite of mine. I have to say the narrator that truly captured me to this lovely verse was Richard Armitage. It was first introduced in narration style to me by Audible through his reading of Classic Love Poems and this one in particular captures my imagination. I love it.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

I think Bill Wallis did an okay job and I just love the work by Marlowe, but his pauses and inflections felt choppy and did not feel like he felt the passion of the piece. Mr. Wallis read it softly but without the passion and the breathless hope and anticipation of loves acceptance that Mr. Armitage had relayed. One would think by the words, the ache of whether or not the shepherd heard, "Yes, I will be your love..." would be an airy desperation and Mr. Armitage totally knew and relayed that feeling in his rendition.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This work makes me smile wistfully, sigh in knowing acceptance that there just might be a passionate fool out there for this fool. I catch my breath every time and bite my lip thinking of the scene.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios