El Cid: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Modern Classics)

Narrated by: Jack Kison
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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The Cantar del Mio Cid (The Poem of El Cid) is the oldest Spanish epic poem preserved. It's based on the true story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, known as El Cid, and it takes place during the Spanish Reconquest. It's the first known extensive narrative work of Spanish literature written in a Romance language, and it was composed around 1200.This text has been carefully written in modern English to allow for easy listening.

©2019 James Harris (P)2019 James Harris

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The heroic tale translated simply.

The original was penned around 1200 CE telling of the national hero of Spain's efforts to liberate the country from the Moors and others. I do not read historic Castilian and therefore cannot comment on the translation except to say that listening to Jack Kison narrate in such a clear manner made the experience terrific!

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Spanish Warrior Classic

Classical Spanish warrior known as El Cid and the ups and downs of his life. A violent period of time where he thought a hero and other times he loses everything.
A poem, well read with emotion and pace..
Another opportunity to hear in an entertainment style the story of El Cid.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review