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The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2 | [T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou]

The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2

This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.
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This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.

©2001 by Warner Books, Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P) 2001 Time Warner AudioBooks

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    Marius Irene, South Africa 04-21-04
    Marius Irene, South Africa 04-21-04 Member Since 2014
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    "Lines of rhymes  Victorian times to modern climes"

    This volume, the second in a two-part series, covers the period from 1850 to recent times. As in volume 1, the choice of poems is excellent although it is inevitable that most listeners will miss a few of their own favorites that did not make the cut. To counter this, many listeners (myself included) who have not read too much poetry in recent years will be pleasantly surprise when a favorite but vaguely-remembered stanza or turn of phrase pops up unexpectedly. I notice that some other reviewers of volume 1 would have preferred a short introduction to each poem - the problem with this is that, while the introduction is useful the first time you listen, it is an annoyance thereafter. I thus far prefer this audiobook's approach of climbing in immediately, without foreplay. Again, as with volume 1, the various readers were all excellent, although I would have preferred two or three more British readers, to vary the accents a little more (an Irish accent in particular is always a delight). Audio quality (at level 4) is excellent.

    38 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Pocatello Fats Slidell, Louisiana, United States 04-09-12
    Pocatello Fats Slidell, Louisiana, United States 04-09-12
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    "NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND POEMS"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Tracklist of poems

    Poems on separate tracks (I'll make my own list)


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    I've purchased this before. It used to come as separate tracks. Now, all I know is that SOMEWHERE in an hour and 35 minute audio file is the 1:32 of Robert Frost's

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Dunedin, N/A, New Zealand 02-09-05
    Janice Dunedin, N/A, New Zealand 02-09-05
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    "mixed bag, part 2"

    There is some great poems here. But I feel many of the best are let-down by the choice of narrator. A little frustrating, but basically a good book that achieves what it sets out to do.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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