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Publisher's Summary

Walt Whitman's celebrated poetry collection, read by Ed Begley. Includes: 'The Old Face of the Mother of Many Children', 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking', 'A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest', 'Good-Bye My Fancy', 'Hear America Singing', 'I Think I Could Turn and Live with Animals', 'The Sleepers Are Very Beautiful', 'Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun', 'Song of Myself - I Celebrate Myself', 'To a Locomotive', 'Who Goes There', 'A Child Said What Is the Grass', 'The Spotted Hawk Swoops By and Accuses Me', and 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'.

©2010 Saland Publishing (P)2010 Saland Publishing

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It is NOT unabridged.

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Walt Whitman's words and Ed Begley's reading are wondrous, sublime, and powerful. But this audiobook lasts a mere 43 minutes, which immediately tells you it is *not* an unabridged version of the book.

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Good reading when it isn't glitchy

Impeccably read, but poorly edited: tons of background hiss and even glitches skipping several seconds.

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Bastardizes great American literature

Not unabridged. I was eagerly expecting to read along while listening. HOWEVER, this is not read in full or in order. Even his snippet from the Sleepers leaves out a few lines at the end. Terrible. This is why an idiot like Trump can get elected. We are not accurately educating each other. Please do not listen to this and equate it with the fullness of the real work of art!

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Inspiring!

This is the first time I truly "got" Walt! Thank you for this introduction to the grandfather of American poetry.

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Well done, Walt Whitman and Ed Begley.

Ed Begley performed beautifully but titles of poems could have been added to the narration

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Blast

Short but very interesting. His appreciation for life is evident. I never got into Walt, but this makes me want to read more from this poet.

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Walt Is A Very Profound SOB.

What made the experience of listening to Leaves of Grass the most enjoyable?

Reading Walt is like finding great Soul Food and can't stop eating it.

What did you like best about this story?

Twas a large meal of various appetites and all delicious.

What does Ed Begley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ed reads the poetry as well as I have heard and puts his soul into it but each with it's own significant voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My first Walt W.

Any additional comments?

I recommend it especially for fans of Tennyson.

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Begley helped me understand

The musical power and large hearted was of Whitman's poems. Wish it were twice as long!

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  • Monty7
  • 03-31-15

The genius of Walt Whitman

Beautiful words brilliantly narrated with great feeling .... love it and highly recommend this audible book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful