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  • The Divine Comedy

  • By: Clive James (translator), Dante Alighieri
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 791

Renowned poet and critic Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation into English verse of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and this translation - decades in the making - gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent and compulsively listenable lyric poem. Written in the early 14th century and completed in 1321, the year of Dante’s death, The Divine Comedy is perhaps the greatest work of epic poetry ever composed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Tad Davis on 10-18-13

Wonderful, just read too fast

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

This was wonderful; the only problem I had was that the reader (who did a great job otherwise) read a bit too fast, so I would sometimes miss things and have to rewind

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