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The Great Poets: Rudyard Kipling | [Rudyard Kipling]

The Great Poets: Rudyard Kipling

This anthology of Kipling's most famous poems - including "If", "Mandalay", "Gunga Din" - is taken from Naxos AudioBooks' Great Poets series. Though sometimes still regarded as a product of the colonial era, Kipling touches a very popular nerve in Britain's literary tradition and is regarded more generously now as a master of popular verse. It is often forgotten that he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.
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As poetry often is read aloud in schools and at poetry slams, many listeners may have high standards for spoken verse. Happily, this fine production meets those expectations and reminds us that poetry is meant to be read aloud. Three very different but excellent readers present all of Kipling's standards in this beautifully packaged presentation, including "If," "Danny Deever," "Gunga Din," "Mandalay," and "Boots." Even some lesser-known works, such as "Gods of the Copy Book," appear. Each of the able narrators manages to sound different from poem to poem, matching the pacing and the tone of the contemplative pieces, as well as the rousers. This is a reminder of why many of Kipling's lines have become part of our lexicon.

Publisher's Summary

This anthology of Kipling's most famous poems - including "If", "Mandalay", "Gunga Din" - is taken from Naxos AudioBooks' Great Poets series. Though sometimes still regarded as a product of the colonial era, Kipling touches a very popular nerve in Britain's literary tradition and is regarded more generously now as a master of popular verse. It is often forgotten that he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.

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    Mary WESTERLO, NY, United States 11-10-12
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    "a good selection for todays lisiner"
    Where does The Great Poets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    poetry audios. vary clear diction, with strong dromitization makes this a grate lision. (My rating sistme is how maney time i lisen to a book. this one is defanetly a 12)


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way the reader put life into the poems


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the way he read "Boots"


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the solger from the inside.


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    The selections of the poems for todays audiance. showes Kipling at his best.

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    "My blind date with Kipling"

    You simply don't know what you are buying, because on the site of Audible there is no such a thing like the full list of poems. You also cannot choose which one of them you want to listen at a time because the anthology is not divided into the tracks. The matter concerns not only this audiobook but also others records of poetry.

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