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if only this title were UN-abridged. ~sigh~ but otherwise, it is well-narrated, and the sound is good. and I must say, I was quite relieved to hear a female narrator reading Eve's part. it's good as a supplement to reading the work yourself. it's actually a good place to start if you are going to read it yourself, as it prepares you for the style and the plot.
When I purchased this, I expected John Milton's "Paradise Lost." This abridged version cuts out about 4-5 of the original books within the epic, and usually the cuts are extremely important storyline information. I would suggest reading the book or looking somewhere else for the audio, because this version is not what you want.
I've come back to and listened to this recording three or four times. I find its imagery and lyricism enthralling. I will never think of death and sin without picturing them by the portal in their odd macabre dance and dilliance.
. . . overlay With this portentious Bridge the dark Abyss. Thine now is all the world . . .
Listen to this abbreviated effort only if the sole alternative is never to read this poem. For beginners only. Great narration.
This is the first audiobook I have heard. Listing and following along with the read was interesting because they really make you feel like your in the time period that it was written.
I have not
This is a superb story that is masked behind 19th century writing and a very, VERY hard to listen to reader.
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