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  • Beowulf: The New Translation

  • By: Gerald J. Davis
  • Narrated by: John Hanks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

The origins, history and authorship of Beowulf are shrouded in uncertainty. This heroic epic probably began, as most do, with a wandering troubadour strumming a stringed instrument, sitting before a hearth-fire, and singing the verses to a spellbound audience arrayed before him. Beowulf is a rousing adventure story, filled with intrepid heroes, monsters and fire-breathing dragons, which can be listened to for the sheer enjoyment of the tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen

  • By Katincan on 07-05-14

Good narrator/ story was ok.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

I had to read this for school. Listening to the story made it easier to comprehend. And the narrator had a good voice. The story was just not that interesting to me.