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Publisher's Summary

Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and a host of other celebrities read over 100 poems by four of America's greatest poets. Walt Whitman celebrates the brash and rugged individualism of his country in exuberant language. The spare, precise language of Emily Dickinson conveys her penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths. Robert Frost draws his inspiration from everyday incidents, common situations, and rural imagery. Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg's poetry embodies a love of and compassion for the common man that earned him the nickname "poet of the people".

Copyright (P) and ©1998 Dove Audio, Inc.

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Painful

It is like someone found a beautiful and ancient persian rug, and, feeling that it wasn't quite enough on its own, decided to paint racing stripes on it. Narration - great. Quality - terrific Poems - wonderful (of coarse). All spoiled by that obnoxious music playing in the background. Seriously, who in their right minds, takes a lyrical art, an art that is demanding enough on the listener, and says lets put some loud complex violin music in the background!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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A good gift, but poorly wrapped

I enjoyed the material and readers on this audiobook, but continually wished that the titles of individual poems were given more consistently and that a listing of the poems was available somewhere through audible or elsewhere. I wanted to study the material further in print, but was frustrated in identifying poem titles for that purpose.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Louis
  • Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 05-01-12

Like Listening to a Ransom Note

Excruicating. Haphazard. It was the audible equivalent of a ransom note. Bits and pieces in different styles and sizes stuck together, sharp and torn corners, with glue squeezing out the corners.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Riverview, FL, USA
  • 04-22-07

horrible

I am sure the poetry is fine, but this did not translate well into electronic form. The quality is poor and the readings are not that entertaining or engaging. One of the few electronic books I gave up on.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • zenabuff
  • Hell sometimes called Kentucky
  • 12-08-16

Wow, wonderful poetry reading!!!

So many different all star voices reading there favorite poems from their favorite author's. I liked best The Road less Traveled by Frost, But I can not say who read it just that I loved it. There are many many that I loved as well, but MS brain won't let me remember the titles or names here. Just that I loved them and I will listen to this again and again.