• Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

  • By: Emily Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

By: Emily Dickinson
Narrated by: Amy Landon
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Publisher's Summary

Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women - to encourage, challenge, and inspire. One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day in her approach to writing, religion, and society. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers is a collection of her vast archive of poetry to inspire the writers, creatives, and feminists of today. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Feminist Papers by Mary Wollstonecraft.

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The narrator sounds like a robot using autotune.

I really wanted to enjoy hearing these poems being read, but the narrator sounds so strange and robotic sometimes that I can't focus on the words.

it is also frustrating that there is not an index or any way to find a specific poem. Something in the book is numbered but I have no idea if it's the poems themselves? And if so, why emphasize the numbers? I'd rather have the titles emphasized.

Really bummed.

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Great

Amy Landon did a stellar job. I had heard her voice before but I think this is her best job. Her voice is crystal clear and deep, soothing and filled with emotion. I wouldn’t have finished this one if not for her! Emily was truly a wondrous poet, her metaphors are filled with color, hope and metaphors. A very different experience from what I’m used to but I’m really glad I bought it.

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  • 01-15-22

Awful reading Mars beautiful poems

Such a disappointment to hear these beautiful poems read so mechanically with no sense of the flow of the poem but rather is plodding through the reading.

There is also a feeling that the reader is not familiar with some of the words resulting in som jarring pronunciations.

Sadly this one is consigned to my audible bin.

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