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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mark on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Leaves of Grass

    • The Original 1855 Edition
    • By: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When Walt Whitman self-published "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 1st Edition of Leaves of Grass

    • By phillip joe fitzsimmons on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Speech and Debate

    • By: Stephen Karam
    • Narrated by: Andrea Bowen, Reed Diamond, Nora Dunn, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Speech and Debate is a fiercely funny and surprisingly timely new play by new playwright Stephen Karam....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    • Twelve Angry Men

    • By: Reginald Rose
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

    Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, twelve jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG....I loved this dramatization!

    • By Debi Ursery on 04-06-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Great Poets: William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets with William Blake....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelming, mystical and... menacing

    • By ESK on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Poems of William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Stinson
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    "Poems of William Blake" includes: "Songs of Innocence", "Songs of Experience" and "The Book of Thel". All three are volumes of poetry by the...

    Regular price: $4.43

    • Julius Caesar

    • A Fully-Dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Julius Caesar to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Angela on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic in every sense of the word

    • By James on 01-06-05

    Regular price: $61.60

    • the way she spoke

    • By: Isaac Gomez
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Kate del Castillo (La Reina del Sur) stars in this haunting and theatrical one-woman play that takes us from a New York stage to the treacherous streets of Juárez, Mexico where thousands of women have been murdered in an epidemic of violence that has yet to stop....

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Runny Babbit

    • A Billy Sook
    • By: Shel Silverstein
    • Narrated by: Dennis Locorriere
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WHAT A GREAT AUDIO!!!

    • By Steven on 11-09-05

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Lunch Poems

    • By: Frank O'Hara
    • Narrated by: Matthew Weiner
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Frank O'Hara was a pioneering modern American poet and playwright - an art critic, a musician, and a curator at the Museum of Modern Art - who defined New York City in its post-WWII heyday....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    • By: Tennessee Williams
    • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its Gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the cat....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Julius Caesar

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Andrew Buchan, Sean Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

    Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars

    • By David on 04-05-14

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts

    • By: Teatro Luna
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts is a fresh collection of original short stories on themes of risk and resilience, written and performed by Latina womxn across the USA. Curated by Teatro Luna West: America's All Latinx and All Women of Color Theatre Ensemble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I needed this in my life

    • By angie on 04-29-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Nikki Giovanni: Love Poems and A Good Cry

    • What We Learn from Tears and Laughter
    • By: Nikki Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Nikki Giovanni
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts, and informed generations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $17.10

    • The Seasons of the Soul

    • The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Hermann Hesse
    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Ludwig Max Fischer, Andrew Harvey
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Vowing at an early age "to be a poet or nothing at all", Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A hidden Jem

    • By Lowball on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by the renowned playwright and author, Oscar Wilde....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Satirical Masterpiece

    • By Carlos on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck

    • Theatre Classics
    • By: Henrik Ibsen, Stephen Mulrine
    • Narrated by: Janet Fullerlove, Sean Connelly, Denny Hodge, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father's duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story about losers on a 'special' mission

    • By ESK on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $14.01

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