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ABBOTSFORD, Australia
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  • Rupert Brooke

  • His Life and Poetry
  • By: Mike Read
  • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge, Mike Read
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Rupert Brooke's greatest poetic works including "The Fish", "The Soldier", "The Old Vicarage", "Grantchester", and "Ding-Room Tea" are superbly melded here with testimony from acquaintances of Brooke's and a well-researched narrative by Mike Read.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good, good intro to Rupert Brooke

  • By Robbie on 09-25-12

LISTEN TO THE BEST OF POETRY!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-12

I am very happy with my purchase of the audible 'Rupert Brooke - His Life and Poetry' by Mike Read. Rupert Brooke's Poetry simply comes to 'life' when recited by Douglas Hodge. One can 'read' poetry but I find the best way to enjoy good poetry is having it recited in a manner that one is transported to a time and place when one can visualize the world of the Poet....in this instance the world of Rupert Brooke. At times 'words' so powerful ...Poetry so beautiful...left me breathless. Poetry stirs up emotions and takes one to a very special mythical place. I loved The narration by Mike Read ...who gave a thorough insight into the life and times of Rupert Brooke. It was fascinating to learn so much about this Poet who died so young and who was so full of confidence...a brilliant Poet so very talented. His death came so suddenly and unexpectedly. A special touch was a poem of Rupert's narrated by someone he once loved. I highly recommend this audible for lovers of good poetry. I continue to enjoy the benefits of Poetry well read.