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Publisher's Summary

The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music. Includes:

  • Sonnet XVIII - 'Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day' by William Shakespeare
  • 'To Autumn' by John Keats
  • 'Looking-Glass River' by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 'When Icicles Hang by the Walls' by William Shakespeare
  • 'In Death Divided' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'Lines Written in Early Spring' by William Wordsworth
  • 'Speak to Us of Love' by Kahlil Gilbran
  • 'The Wild Swans at Coole' by W.B.Yeats
  • 'The Nocturnall' by John Donne
  • 'L'Allegro' by John Milton
  • 'Eskimo Love Song'
  • 'To a Skylark' by Percy Shelley
  • 'Spring Offensive' by Wilfred Owen
  • 'The Souls of the Slain' by Thomas Hardy

©2010 Saland Publishing (P)2010 Saland Publishing

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excellent in every way except for background music

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Excellent poems, and excellent readers, BUT I found the background music intrusive and completely unnecessary-- If you like poetry, you know it stands by itself. Having a sound tract is like listening to too song played simultaneously. arg!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Roger
  • 08-04-13

poems ruined by irritating musical backing

What disappointed you about The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

There is a loud musical backing to every poem as if they thought the poetry by itself not worth recording - as a result you strain to hear the words. Its an alarmingly stupid idea.

Has The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 put you off other books in this genre?

yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

-

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

-

Any additional comments?

There should be a clear warning of this and it should go under the separate genre of 'poetry set to music by idiots'

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • dgowen
  • 08-01-15

Well what a fiasco, ruined by the music

What would have made The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 better?

No music

Has The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

What aspect of the narrators’s performance might you have changed?

The narrators are excellent I would not change them.

What character would you cut from The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

The music

Any additional comments?

Each poem should be introduced. A good selection ruined by the music.

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  • PeterG Brentnall
  • 02-23-17

who wrote what?.

there's no indication anywhere to know who's reading what. A real disappointment. Don't bother with it.