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.
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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.
yes, but it's better in small bits.
lovely book; will be listening to this repeatedly.
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.
I couldn't wait to get back to listening to this book.
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.
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
I really didn't
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
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.
there is more talk than actual poems. not worth the money
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