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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • The Poems of T. S. Eliot

    • Read by Jeremy Irons
    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy Irons' perceptive reading illuminates the poetry of T. S. Eliot in all its complexity....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horribly Frustrating to Follow

    • By AVS on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • 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 705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601

    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

    • 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 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    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 Widow Married

    • A Sequel to "The Widow Barnaby"
    • By: Frances Milton Trollope
    • Narrated by: Celine Major
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A classic work from 1857....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614

    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

    • The Gruffalo

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 108

    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the all time great childrens books

    • By Daryl on 01-22-10

    Regular price: $4.47

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 859
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 705

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version

    • By Michael G. Stoffel on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Art of Dramatic Writing

    • Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
    • By: Lajos Egri
    • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who Knew?

    • By Cedrick on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Benjamin Britten

    • Source Stories of Twelve Operas
    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: David Wales
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This audiobook includes "The Chimney Sweeper: When My Mother Died I Was Very Young", by William Blake, and 11 other stories that inspired Benjamin Britten's operas....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 1,993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776

    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 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 1,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

    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

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • Depression & Other Magic Tricks

    • By: Sabrina Benaim
    • Narrated by: Sabrina Benaim
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Performance poet Sabrina Benaim presents Depression & Other Magic Tricks, a collection of poems that explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living....

    Regular price: $14.00

    • I Still Want It

    • By: Derrick Jaxn
    • Narrated by: Derrick Jaxn
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 350

    In I Still Want It, Derrick Jaxn delivers a life-changing collection of poems immersed in raw, passionate, but brave vulnerability....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get Ready !!!

    • By Anonymous User on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divine Comedy

    • By Tbaley on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $56.00

    • Possessed by Memory

    • The Inward Light of Criticism
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

     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. 

    Regular price: $38.50

    • 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 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    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

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 1,961
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,787
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,774

    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
    • Disappointing and pretentious

    • By Sundance Metelsky on 10-15-18

    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 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • 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 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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

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