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At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver | [Mary Oliver]

At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work.
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Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this beautifully produced audiobook, Mary Oliver has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two.

©2006 Mary Oliver (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Mary United States 02-22-14
    Mary United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "this poet shouldn't read own work"

    I love Mary Oliver's poetry and thought it would be wonderful to hear her read her own work. Unfortunately, I found her narration quite dry and I could not complete this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer LONGBRANCH, WA, United States 11-05-12
    Jennifer LONGBRANCH, WA, United States 11-05-12
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    What made the experience of listening to At Blackwater Pond the most enjoyable?

    Great poetry read by the author. Best of all possible events.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of At Blackwater Pond?

    "Her grave" brought back memories of my favorite dog.


    Which character – as performed by Mary Oliver – was your favorite?

    No character were Involved.


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

    No film options come to mind


    Any additional comments?

    Poetry needs to be more available in audio books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Glendale, CA, United States 01-02-13
    Alex Glendale, CA, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Mary draws me in..."
    What made the experience of listening to At Blackwater Pond the most enjoyable?

    A gifted poet, Mary Oliver's visceral and humble writing style invites you to join her daily walks and introduces you to her observations and friends in nature. Beautifully written and read.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Oliver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Tampa, FL, United States 11-12-12
    Jean Tampa, FL, United States 11-12-12
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    "Poetry of nature"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Stunningly beautiful poetry for any lover of great writing, but it certainly brings a unique depth to the experience that can only come with having spent some time on Earth.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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