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A bird of good omen is murdered. A fickle crew is punished by supernatural, spectral beings. A skeletal ship is sighted moving against the wind and tide. The figure of Death along with a singular, gruesome companion man the fiendish craft. And as they draw closer, it becomes clear that the two play at dice for the soul of the ancient mariner. The result is nothing short of cataclysmic.

Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison

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A classic well read

I was impressed with the narrator and really appreciate his work on what could have been a difficult piece. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is an acquired taste, but this was so well presented, I must give it an excellent review. I've listened to it twice in the last couple of days and will listen to it again shortly. I am really pleased with this work and its presentation.

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Great Reading of a Fantastic Work of Art

Out of all of Coleridge's works, this is my favorite, and the narrator instills so much emotion into every word of this reading.

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Poetry for guys who don't get poetry.

I rarely read poetry. I find it difficult to read and understand. But I really wanted to experience this dark tale of a sailor and an albatross. Hearing it read managed to get through my poetry issues. Excellent audiobook.

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  • Richard
  • Miami, FL, United States
  • 12-30-16

classic

It's Coleridge and the reader read with emotion. One of the best readings I have heard.

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Skips and repeats

Most beautiful tale slightly marred by skip and repetition. Why let it go public without quality check?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

Is it me or...

Did the narrator record this whilst going for a jog? He sounds out of breath throughout and speeds up and slows at the strangest of times. I came away having no idea at all what happened in the story. Shame.

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  • Deans Brother
  • 08-23-17

such a classic

A fantastic piece of literature. should be taught in schools. Only short but will listen to often. Worth every penny.

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  • J. H. Mccarthy
  • 04-08-17

not quite what I expected

accent, accent; wheeze! not the best. acceptable. I prefer other versions of this poem.

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  • Victoria Miller
  • 08-30-16

Chilling tale and engaging narrator

But some lines repeat and I don't know if that's because the narrator repeated them, the editor didn't join up separate recording sections well, OR they are just repeated in the original work and I didn't realise.