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  • Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day

  • By: Phil Cousineau
  • Narrated by: Nick Hahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful Blend of Voice and Story

  • By Lou Ann Granger on 08-04-14

A Beautiful Blend of Voice and Story

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day the most enjoyable?

I purchased this yesterday, and enjoyed listening to all of the poems and stories in Part 1, The Twilight Zone, during a long drive home. It is a wonderful sensitive reading, and I found myself moved to tears during the reading of PJ Curtis' story The Last Prince of Thormond. A magic combination of words and voice.

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