The Divine Comedy

  • by Dante Alighieri
  • Narrated by Pam Ward
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. One of the greatest works in literature, Dantes story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listening will reveal Dantes visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.


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This is an OK recording of the Charles Eliot Norton translation. The problem is not so much the reading as the translation itself; it's one of those stilted, pseudo-Biblical 19th century affairs. On the other hand, it's the whole thing, not just the Inferno, in a compact inexpensive package.
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- Tad Davis

The Divine Comedy

I have never complained before about one of the recordings I've downloaded from Audio. This translation is archaic, unwieldy, and totally unacceptable when compared with others. Compares well with King james Bible language.

I heartily recommend that it be removed from your list.
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- Denis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2009
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