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The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family | [John Lithgow]

The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".
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This unique package provides a unique poetry experience from one of today's most beloved performers.

John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. Family members can take turns listening to these poems and enjoy how each comes to life through the spoken word in this engaging poetry collection.

©2007 The Watershed Company; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Teri Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-28-11
    Teri Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2011

    My Iphone is also my work phone so...the Audio Library is available all day for easy access, bluetooh for privacy! I love the Audible App

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    This audio is really good for travel, on subway, train, bus or in the car. Very relaxing and not to heavy, lets me enjoy poetry without


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    Melvin Redding, CA, United States 03-04-11
    Melvin Redding, CA, United States 03-04-11
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    "Me and my teen daughter loved this book"

    My daughter was like " Dad, no please don't a book grrr" BUt after I played it for a while she started listening. Next thing I know a week later she wanted to listen to it from the start. Now we have listen to it 4 time though. I enjoyed it from the start with its small history lessons on each poet. Simply a wonderful book.

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    there is more talk than actual poems. not worth the money

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