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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • Harry Clarke

    • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
    • By: David Cale
    • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

    A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

    • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 1,908
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,743
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,736

    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

    • 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 1,624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441

    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

    • Have a Nice Day

    • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
    • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,768
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,639
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,558

    Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By Kate on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Expressions of Poetry: A Memoir Poetry Collection, Volume 1

    • Love, Life, & Tragedy
    • By: Montice L. Harmon
    • Narrated by: Montice Harmon
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,101

    Expressions of Poetry by Montice Harmon is a beautiful collection of semi-confessional poems that speak about the poet's trials and tribulations. The poems are a kind of motivation for depressed minds and discouraged people to rise above their problems and face the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth!!!

    • By Jimmy Willamson on 07-21-18

    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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • The Raven

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

    "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...

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Many Miles

    • Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver
    • By: Mary Oliver
    • Narrated by: Mary Oliver
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    Following the success of At Blackwater Pond, this second CD from best-selling poet Mary Oliver contains a selection of 37 previously published poems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you for being slow & speaking of beauty.

    • By Maggie Hess on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $20.93

    • Dog Songs

    • Deluxe Edition
    • By: Mary Oliver
    • Narrated by: Mary Oliver
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Milk and Honey

    • By: Rupi Kaur
    • Narrated by: Rupi Kaur
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

    Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and Intense

    • By Britney on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $9.44

    • Girls & Boys

    • By: Dennis Kelly
    • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,364
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,306

    A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have never heard a story performed so well.

    • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • Feeding the Dragon

    • By: Sharon Washington
    • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,898

    Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story!

    • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558

    Jason Reynolds' fiercely stunning novel takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Relevant!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • The Poetic Edda

    • Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes
    • By: Jackson Crawford
    • Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!). These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen I've been waiting for this

    • By Adam on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump

    • By: Robert Sears
    • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    What if there's another side to Donald Trump? A sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing The Donald's words for signs of poetry....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Funny to listen to. Once is enough for a lifetime.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $6.38

    • The Gruffalo

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    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 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 669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567

    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 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 825
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 677

    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

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