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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638

    Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf was intended to be heard not read....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why, oh, why is it abridged?

    • By Tad Davis on 09-25-08

    Regular price: $17.46

    • Helium

    • By: Rudy Francisco
    • Narrated by: Rudy Francisco
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new audiences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating

    • By Suzanne Parker on 04-21-19

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Mala

    • By: Melinda Lopez
    • Narrated by: Melinda Lopez
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,792
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,445
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,434

    An utterly unsentimental journey toward the end of life, Mala is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive in the moment....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hardest thing to do

    • By Christy on 02-03-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ambreen Razia
    • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,958
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,940

    A bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

    • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Dante's Inferno

    • A Study on Part I of The Divine Comedy
    • By: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Narrated by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    With Professor Esolen you will enter the terrible gates of Hell and progress level by infernal level to its diabolical depths. Professor Esolen places a special emphasis on the drama of the poem, leading you through each canto in succession....

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Angels in America

    • A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
    • By: Tony Kushner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cast of Angels

    • By Dan B. on 05-22-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane

    • Words and Music
    • By: Patti Smith
    • Narrated by: Patti Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945

    Patti Smith: Words and Music features live audio of performances captured over three evenings at the Minetta Lane Theatre, woven into a single, one-of-a-kind audio event....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bonus for fans of Just Kids & M Train

    • By tru britty on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Poets' Corner

    • The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
    • By: John Lithgow
    • Narrated by: Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Painless Crash Course in the Great Western Poets

    • By Litlovingmama on 10-27-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Plays of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Enjoy the most notable plays of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • An Act of God

    • By: David Javerbaum
    • Narrated by: Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson, Colman Domingo, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by his devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining with a side of depressing

    • By JennK on 06-09-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • At Blackwater Pond

    • Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver
    • By: Mary Oliver
    • Narrated by: Mary Oliver
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • High Hopes

    • By Sara on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $20.93

    • Hamlet

    • Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Performance great; commentary lacking

    • By Shaun on 09-23-10

    Regular price: $19.09

    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Michael Troy
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Eww

    • By Kaz on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    The great legacy of The Iliad is its shattering revelation of what it means to be human in the face of life's uncertainty and fleeting mortality....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the audio version you want

    • By Rachel on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Inward

    • By: Yung Pueblo
    • Narrated by: Yung Pueblo
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Inward is a collection of poetry, quotes, and prose that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we truly try to know ourselves. It is a reminder that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gave me a feeling of peace and hope

    • By Shannon Healy Finney on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Life Ever After

    • By: Carla Grauls
    • Narrated by: Raúl Castillo, Nana Mensah, Piper Goodeve
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Tech City: Society is obsessed with relentless progress and the possibility of eternal life. A woman and a man meet in waiting room, anticipating a procedure that will incorporate the latest science and technology into their minds and bodies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • everlasting tuck for the 21st century

    • By DanaG on 07-03-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Metamorphoses

    • By: Ovid
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charlton Griffin's Metamorphoses

    • By Coach of Alva on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $61.60

    • Adultolescence

    • By: Gabbie Hanna
    • Narrated by: Gabbie Hanna
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435

    This collection of over 150 poems will introduce you to the unique point of view of one of the Internet's most remarkable voices....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blown Away

    • By Erika on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • After Anatevka: Live

    • By: Alexandra Silber
    • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,890

    Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Story???

    • By debwilton on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • All My Sons

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris, James Farentino, Arye Gross, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • terrific play, great performances

    • By Calliope on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $6.95

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