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  • Beowulf | Seamus Heaney

    Beowulf

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated By Seamus Heaney
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    New York Times best seller and Whitebread Book of the Year, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.

    Gail says: "Would like the whole thing!"
  • Beowulf | Robert K. Gordon,translator

    Beowulf

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert K. Gordon, translator
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Beowulf is considered the finest heroic poem in Old English. It celebrates the character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman and warrior, as he proves his superhuman strength and endurance. He also represents the ideal lord and vassal, rewarding his men generously and accomplishing glorious deeds to honor his king.

    JerryT says: "Translator Preferred"
  • Beowulf: The New Translation | Gerald J. Davis

    Beowulf: The New Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Gerald J. Davis
    • Narrated By John Hanks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The origins, history and authorship of Beowulf are shrouded in uncertainty. This heroic epic probably began, as most do, with a wandering troubadour strumming a stringed instrument, sitting before a hearth-fire, and singing the verses to a spellbound audience arrayed before him. Beowulf is a rousing adventure story, filled with intrepid heroes, monsters and fire-breathing dragons, which can be listened to for the sheer enjoyment of the tale.

    Kathy W. says: "An enjoyable listen"
  • Beowulf | Anonymous

    Beowulf

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anonymous
    • Narrated By Crawford Logan
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    The oldest long poem in Old English, written about AD 1,000, Beowulf tells the story of a great warrior of southern Scandinavia, in both youth and maturity. The monster Grendel terrorizes the Scyldings of Hrothgar's Danish Kingdom until Beowulf defeats him. As a result, he has to face her enraged mother. Beowulf dies after a battle against a fierce dragon.

    Andrew says: "Beowulf lives again!"
  • Beowulf: Dragon Slayer | Rosemary Sutcliff

    Beowulf: Dragon Slayer

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, thirty of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing. Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker....

    Lisa says: "Honor...Horror...Legend...Loyalty"
  • Beowulf | C. W. Kennedy (translator)

    Beowulf

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By C. W. Kennedy (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Out of the mixture of Latin and Germanic paganism and the Christianity of the Early Middle Ages has sprung one of the world's supremely great pieces of literature. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, delivered a famous lecture to the British Academy in 1936 in which he maintained that Beowulf was a poem all of a piece, and not (as had been suggested) a jumble of fragments for pedantic scholars to paw over.

    James says: "As good as it gets!"
  • Beowulf | Frances B. Grummere (translator)

    Beowulf

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Frances B. Grummere (translator)
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf is an epic poem that traces the exploits of the titular hero. After coming to the aid of the king of the Danes, whose mead hall is under constant attack by the monster Grendel, Beowulf slays Grendel's mother and goes on to become the king of the Geats.

  • The Modern Scholar: Masterpieces of Medieval Literature | Timothy Shutt

    The Modern Scholar: Masterpieces of Medieval Literature

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Timothy Shutt
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    It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix.

    John says: "The Kind of Professor I Want My Kids to Have"
  • Beowulf [PDQ Edition] | Francis Barton Gummere and Unknown

    Beowulf [PDQ Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Francis Barton Gummere and Unknown
    • Narrated By Nigle Simmons
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    Beowulf is considered an epic poem in that the main character is a hero who travels great distances to prove his strength at impossible odds against supernatural demons and beasts. The poem also begins in medias ("into the middle of affairs") or simply, "in the middle", which is a characteristic of the epics of antiquity.

  • Beowulf | Anonymous

    Beowulf

    • ABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Anonymous
    • Narrated By J. B. Bessinger
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    It's never been easy to be a hero. When Beowulf arrives at Hrothgar's hall, he discovers that the hall is beset by Grendel, an evil creature that kills and pillages with impunity. Beowulf, in heroic fashion, bests Grendel in combat, then follows Grendel back to his lair to finish the job.

    Kenneth says: "Fun"
  • Beowulf | Francis B. Gummere (translator)

    Beowulf

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Francis B. Gummere (translator)
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    When sleep was at its deepest, night at its blackest, up from the mist-filled marsh came Grendel stalking. Thus begins the battle between good and evil, for lying in wait and anxious to challenge the ogre Grendel is a young man, strong-willed and fire-hearted. This man is Beowulf, whose heroic dragon-slaying deeds were sung in the courts of Anglo-Saxon England more than a thousand years ago.

    Jefferson says: "Wonderfully Grim, Austere, Beautiful Beowulf"
  • Beowulf's Children | Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle,Steven Barnes

    Beowulf's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars fought when their parents and grandparents first arrived on Earth. Setting out to explore the mainland, this group of young rebels feels ready to fight any grendels that get in their way. On Avalon, however, there are monsters that dwarf the ones their parents fought, and as the group will soon learn, monsters also dwell in the human heart. Avalon does not give up her secrets easily, and some of those mysteries are wicked as sin and blacker than the grave.

    Chuck says: "Great follow to legacy!"
  • The Lair of Beowulf: A Phoenix Quest Adventure, Book 3 | K.T. Tomb

    The Lair of Beowulf: A Phoenix Quest Adventure, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By K.T. Tomb
    • Narrated By Becky Boyd
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    In the third exciting novel of this treasure-hunting series, Thalia Phoenix (aka Phoe), who is an amateur archaeologist, is at an impasse when Simon Kessler wants her to find Beowulf's lair. Convinced that the Beowulf myth is nothing but an ancient poem, she refuses. Instead Peter takes the mission. When Peter bungles the job, Phoe, Peter, Jonathan, and a computer expert named Kadan get swept up into something dangerous and compelling, something no human has ever experienced.

  • Beowulf: CliffsNotes | Stanley P. Baldwin, M.A.

    Beowulf: CliffsNotes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Stanley P. Baldwin, M.A.
    • Narrated By Ellen Grafton
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    The CliffsNotes study guide on Beowulf supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work.

    Rosemary says: "Great"
  • Beovul'f [Beowulf] | anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet

    Beovul'f [Beowulf]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet
    • Narrated By Vladimir Levashev
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    "Slushajte, dobrye ljudi, starinnuju povest', drevnjuju sagu o Beovul'fe…"Krovavye bitvy i velikie podvigi, zakljat'e kurgannyh sokrovishh i chudovishhnye monstry, predannye druz'ja i podlye vragi – v geroicheskoj sage o velichajshem voitele anglosaksonskih plemen, velikom konunge Beovul'fe. On fantasticheski silen i nepobedim, on blagoroden i spravedliv, ego slovo – slovo chesti. I pust' protiv nego opolchajutsja sily t'my – Beovul'f odoleet ih v chestnoj bitve. "Voistinu, net sredi smertnyhvoitelja, ravnogo v sile tebe, Beovul'f dostoslavnyj!"

  • Grendel | John Gardner

    Grendel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Gardner
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    World renowned critic John Gardner has received prestigious awards for his wide range of literary achievements including short stories, novels, and essays. When he turns his talents to retelling Beowulf, the earliest epic in British literature, the result is a work that combines extensive knowledge with a marvelous strain of pure fun. In Gardner's version of the epic, instead of lauding the helmeted hero, Beowulf, the spotlight shines on Grendel.

    David says: "The dragon's speech is the best part"
  • Beowulf | Audio Book Contractors

    Beowulf

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Audio Book Contractors
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This is an early translation from the Anglo-Saxon seventh-century epic poem, which is based on Norse legends of wars and monsters and tells of the heroic deeds of the warrior Beowulf. Translated by A. Diedrich Wackerbarth.

    Tad Davis says: "Very pretty, but you must not call it Beowulf"
  • Beowulf, Part I: The Grendel Kind | Big Happy Family, LLC

    Beowulf, Part I: The Grendel Kind

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Big Happy Family, LLC
    • Narrated By Earl Hammond
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    Excerpts from the classic medieval poem, performed in the original language with English translation, original music, and commentary.

  • Beowulf, Part II: The Dragon | Big Happy Family, LLC

    Beowulf, Part II: The Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Big Happy Family, LLC
    • Narrated By Earl Hammond
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    Excerpts from the classic medieval poem, performed in the original language with English translation, original music, and commentary.

  • Disconnections | Beowulf Jones

    Disconnections

    • ORIGINAL (10 mins)
    • By Beowulf Jones
    • Narrated By Beowulf Jones
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    You never know how you might react in a high-pressure situation until it actually happens. Beowulf Jones tells a hilarious story about discovering how he really deals with his emotions, performed before a live audience for RISK! at The PIT in New York, NY.

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