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Publisher's Summary

Rumi's Book of Poetry is a wonderful collection of 50 of Rumi's most notable poems. If you are a Rumi lover or new to Rumi's poetry, this collection of Rumi's poetry will be a great listen.

Public Domain (P)2018 Our Life Publishing

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An Enjoyable Listen

I enjoyed listening to this book of poetry. It would have been better if the narrator hadn't had an accent but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I feel a narrator with very little to no accent would have been better.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Lyrical Poetry

Sweet lovely poetry, primarily positive and uplifting. Poetry on love, cleanliness, friendship, faith, nature and religion.
The poet, and religious man, spoke in positive light where it seems so much negative. Easily understood and gives one a calm and quiet sense of being.
The narrator read all in the same tempo (in which I’m sure it was written)and in a calm and quiet voice. The only proble, is unless you listened carefully to the poems you could imagine they were all the same poem, or at least most. Perhaps there isn’t a different way in which to read these poems.

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

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Poems Read Aloud

I was engaging while listening to the first couple of poems, but after about 15 minutes the melodic narration of poetry made me sleepy.

People who are not familiar with Rumi's poetry may find it helpful to read along as they listen to the narration until they become more familiar with the content. For me, seeing the structure of the poem and names/words I'm not familiar with makes listening a deeper, more engaging experience.

The narrator has a British accent which added a nuance to the interpretive reading (how and which words were emphasized) and this sometimes jarred me as I was not expecting it or did not emphasize the same word as I was mentally reciting the poems in my head. I would have preferred a more neutral narration just because this is poetry and it carries it's own inflection and lyricism. The performance of the narrator was clear, well enunciated and smoothly delivered.

I would recommend this audiobook for people who aren't sure how to interpret poetry or who enjoy the musical cadence of lyric recitation.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Saved by the Rumi.

I deeply love the work of Rumi, unfortunately the narrator's voice was distracting and irritating.