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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • The Dark Interval

    • Letters on Loss, Grief, and Transformation
    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke, Ulrich Baer - translator
    • Narrated by: Rosanne Cash, Ulrich Baer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke's voluminous, never-before-translated letters to bereaved friends and acquaintances, The Dark Interval is a profound vision of the mourning process and a meditation on death's place in our lives....

    Regular price: $14.00

    • 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

    • The Flame

    • Poems and Notebooks
    • By: Leonard Cohen
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Flame is the final collection of the seminal musician and poet, which he was determined to complete before his death....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Such Sweet Possession: The Life and Loves of “Gentleman Jack”

    • Anne Lister: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Mary Cooper
    • Narrated by: Deborah McAndrew, Helen Schlesinger, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Meet Anne Lister, the 18th-century landowner, industrialist, explorer, lesbian and feminist icon. This is her story.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting way to dramatize a diary

    • By Dr.G on 05-28-19

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Possessed by Memory

    • The Inward Light of Criticism
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

     In arguably his most personal and lasting work, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than 80 texts by canonical authors - texts he has had by heart since childhood. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much information

    • By Elliott on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Gudrun: Series 1-4

    • A Viking Epic Inspired by the Icelandic Sagas
    • By: Lucy Catherine
    • Narrated by: full cast, Kate Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    An 11th-century Viking epic of love, revenge and faith, set in Iceland and starring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Gudrun....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but feminism much?

    • By clinton on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Dog Songs

    • Deluxe Edition
    • By: Mary Oliver
    • Narrated by: Mary Oliver
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    Beloved by her fans, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I listened over and over

    • By Polyhymnia on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Dante's Purgatory

    • A Study on Part II of the Divine Comedy
    • By: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Narrated by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A celebrated translator and teacher of Dante, Professor Esolen interprets and describes the rich theological insights discovered by Dante on his journey up the mountain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful lectures!!!

    • By Eclectic Reader on 05-06-19

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Rilke

    • Selected Poems
    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rainer Maria Rilke has been called the most significant and compelling poet of spiritual experience of the 20th century....

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    • By: Simon Armitage
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous Northern England poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great original, translation, and reader

    • By Mary on 04-30-08

    Regular price: $45.47

    • The Poetry of W. B. Yeats

    • By: William Butler Yeats
    • Narrated by: William Butler Yeats, Siobhan McKenna
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A wonderful selection of Yeats' finest work, read by the author himself along with Siobhan McKenna and others....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice production. but there are duplicate tracks

    • By Stephen Koritta on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Cyrano de Bergerac

    • By: Edmond Rostand, Anthony Burgess - translator adaptor
    • Narrated by: Gregory Itzin, Hamish Linklater, Jason Ritter, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Cyrano is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Family Intro

    • By Not-a-Doc on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Invitation

    • By: Oriah Mountain Dreamer
    • Narrated by: Oriah Mountain Dreamer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Visionary author Oriah Mountain Dreamer brings to life the wisdom of her beloved The Invitation, the prose poem which has touched hearts everywhere...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Inspiring

    • By Barry Boecher on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $17.10

    • for colored girls who have considered suicide - when the rainbow is enuf

    • By: Ntozake Shange
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the 20th century....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't Work Well as Audio Book

    • By Robert on 01-16-11

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Christopher Kelham, Sara Bowes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If a child must read R&J, get this recording

    • By Marshall I. Cohen on 10-14-11

    Regular price: $18.07

    • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive Collection of Shaw

    • By Michael on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Truth About Magic

    • By: Atticus
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    From the Instagram sensation and internationally best-selling author of The Dark Between Stars and Love Her Wild comes another romantic and deeply moving collection....

    Regular price: $10.39

    • the princess saves herself in this one

    • By: Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
    • Narrated by: Amanda Lovelace
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Anonymous User on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $9.44

    • the mermaid's voice returns in this one

    • By: Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
    • Narrated by: Amanda Lovelace, Janina Edwards, Soneela Nankani, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry....

    Regular price: $9.44

    • Henry V

    • Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves, Phil Viner
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Peter Lindford, Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Shakespeare Appreciated series is outstanding

    • By Drizzella MO on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $18.07

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