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Stepping Stones | [Seamus Heaney]

Stepping Stones

This selection of Seamus Heaney's poems is drawn from nine collections, including The Spirit Level, and provides a perfect introduction to the full breadth of Heaney's poetic concerns.
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Publisher's Summary

This selection of Seamus Heaney's poems is drawn from nine collections, including The Spirit Level, and provides a perfect introduction to the full breadth of Heaney's poetic concerns. It is a unique record of interpretation; Heaney reads with all the intimacy and authenticity that only the poet himself can bring to his work.

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Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Poetry.
"More than any poet since Wordsworth he can make us understand that the outside world is not outside, but what we are made of." (John Carey, Sunday Times)

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    Louie Crew East Orange, NJ, USA 01-26-15
    Louie Crew East Orange, NJ, USA 01-26-15

    Now Louie Crew Clay. Professor Emeritus at Rutgers. Author of 2,418 published items. Married for 41 years to Ernest Clay.

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    "A gentle, gracious and personal performance"

    Forget the machinations of celebrity. This poet speaks to you as a friend. He shares the poems and he shares a few details of his experience in writing them,, with minimal jargon. He is talking to a reader, not to someone merely trying to pass an examination. No wonder he is very popular. I like his work even more after hearing these through his own voice.

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    finp 09-02-13
    finp 09-02-13
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    "Bad Audio quality makes this unlistenable"
    What disappointed you about Stepping Stones?

    I could not return this book. This is the first book from audible i'm unhappy with, and it's not Seamus Heaney's fault. It's just that it sounds like it was recorded from a cassette.. badly

    Why is it not eligible for return?


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    I may not renew audible sub based on this experience of their return policy.. turns out none of the books in my library are returnable..

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    Emily Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-31-13
    Emily Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Not 2 hours, poor sound quality"
    What does Seamus Heaney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It's always a joy to hear a poet read his own work, especially a poet as talented as Seamus Heaney. However, the sound quality on this brief recording is very poor. Heaney's powerful reading sounds muffled. Also, the book is marked as "2 hrs" but the recording is only 1 hour and 13 minutes. That's a lot closer to 1 hr than 2 hrs.


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    Heaney is an excellent poet, worth exploring in any medium!

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