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Nathan Rein

Phoenixville, PA USA
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  • Paradise Lost

  • By: John Milton
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Epic Poem Narrated Well

  • By David on 01-09-06

Lesser's reading does this masterpiece justice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I never appreciated the power of Milton's pretty until I heard it read aloud, and Lesser's performance is truly brilliant.