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Carl

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  • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (171)

    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    thomas says: "SELL YOUR SHIRT FOR THIS AUDIO BOOK!"
    "For fear of sounding uneducated"
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm not sure that this epic is workable as an audiobook. It is either my ability to concentrate or the narrator himself but for the first half hour of the actual book, not the biography, I felt that I had to repeat the words after the narrator said them just to understand what was happening. If you loose focus for just a second you will feel completely lost in the story, I'm not convinced its anyone's fault necessarily, but I'm going to save this must read for the old fashion way.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlton Griffin’s performances?

    Yes, he is very well spoken. This just happens to be an immense challenge and one which must be practiced and possibly even then only spoken in small segments.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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