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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    P. Evans Dallas, TX United States 04-15-12
    P. Evans Dallas, TX United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "like a great course in your favorite poems"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poets' Corner to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What other book might you compare The Poets' Corner to and why?

    unique


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    (this interrogative is grammatically incorrect; should read, "What do the narrators bring..."
    The readers of the selected poetry make each poem 'sing'. My only slight criticism is wishing that British voices had been selected to read those poems whose authors were English/British. American voices (and i'm American) just doesn't carry the same lilt. My bias, i know.


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

    yes, but it's better in small bits.


    Any additional comments?

    lovely book; will be listening to this repeatedly.

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    Michele Oshkosh, WI, United States 03-27-12
    Michele Oshkosh, WI, United States 03-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Poetry Brought to Life!!!"
    If you could sum up The Poets' Corner in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining
    Amusing
    Captivating


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Lithgow is absolutely delightful and entertaining. He has the ability to make you love the poets and the poetry as much as he does. He really brings the poetry to life in a way that no one else could.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many


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

    I couldn't wait to get back to listening to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is perfect for someone that has never been that into poetry. It will make you see the humor and joy of poetry that may have previously escaped you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teri 12-28-11
    Teri 12-28-11

    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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    "John Lithgow give me back my fondness for poetry"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poets' Corner to be better than the print version?

    I really didn't


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    12-10-08
    12-10-08 Member Since 2007
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    "disappointed"

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

    6 of 16 people found this review helpful
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