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  • The Divine Comedy | Clive James (translator),Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Clive James (translator), Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (579)

    Renowned poet and critic Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation into English verse of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and this translation - decades in the making - gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent and compulsively listenable lyric poem. Written in the early 14th century and completed in 1321, the year of Dante’s death, The Divine Comedy is perhaps the greatest work of epic poetry ever composed.

    Tad Davis says: "Brilliant!"
  • The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso | Dante Alighieri,Stephen Wyatt

    The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
    • Narrated By Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
    Overall
    (448)
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    (406)
    Story
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    Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

    Die Falknerin says: "Revisiting the land of the dead"
  • The Divine Comedy | Dante Alighieri,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)

    The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (201)

    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    Tbaley says: "Divine Comedy"
  • The Inferno of Dante | Dante Alighieri,Robert Pinsky (translator)

    The Inferno of Dante

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (translator)
    • Narrated By Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, and others
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    This critically acclaimed translation was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award given by the Academy of American Poets. Well versed, rapid, and various in style, the Inferno is narrated by Pinsky and three other leading poets: Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart, and Louise Glück.

    craig says: "A great translation of the epic."
  • Inferno: From The Divine Comedy | Dante Alighieri,Benedict Flynn (translator)

    Inferno: From The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated By Heathcote Williams
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    "Abandon all hope you who enter here." ("Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate.") Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth.

    Amazon Customer says: "A classic rendered in an ominous, heavy tone"
  • The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, & The Paradiso | Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, & The Paradiso

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. One of the greatest works in literature, Dantes story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice.

    Wayland says: "Not For Audio"
  • The Inferno |  Dante,Robert Hollander - translator,Jean Hollander - translator

    The Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dante, Robert Hollander - translator, Jean Hollander - translator
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The epic grandeur of Dante's masterpiece has inspired readers and listeners for 700 years and has entered the human imagination. But the further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a rich understanding and enjoyment of the poem depends on knowledgeable guidance.

  • Date 'Em Like You Hate 'Em: How to Keep Your Balls and Have a Fulfilling Love Life in Today's Cutthroat Dating World | Dante Dylan

    Date 'Em Like You Hate 'Em: How to Keep Your Balls and Have a Fulfilling Love Life in Today's Cutthroat Dating World

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Dante Dylan
    • Narrated By Dante Dylan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
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    If you'd like to be the kind of man beautiful women just can't resist being attracted to, no matter what you look like or how much money you make, then this new audiobook will show you how. This audiobook is short, to the point and controversial. To help decide if you want to listen, here are some secrets inside: How to manipulate a woman's menstrual cycle to get her so attracted to you... she won't be able to help but love you and fantasize about you, and much more....

    ivan franic says: "The book that opened my eyes and my mind"
  • Dante's Inferno (Dramatised) | Dante Alighieri

    Dante's Inferno (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Corin Redgrave
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (146)

    This original and refreshingly different dramatisation follows Dante, "lost in a dark wood", who is met by Virgil, who takes him on a tour of the underworld: a place he could end up if he decides to take his own life. Corin Redgrave is the voice of Dante.

    Kathleen says: "Gripping, intriguing - I wanted more!"
  • The Star Dragon: Dragon Kings of the New World, Book 1 | Dante Doom

    The Star Dragon: Dragon Kings of the New World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dante Doom
    • Narrated By Nik Magill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Van Vanyushin doesn't see the point in ever leaving the beautiful digital world of the game he loves - and for good reason. In the industrial wasteland he calls home, it is often the only way people can experience life's simplest pleasures. But his allegiance to the game is tested when an ambitious CIA agent named Sang Ngo calls upon him to help as she goes undercover in the game to investigate Draco - the corporation responsible for creating the massively popular role-playing game Dragon Kings of the New World.

    JEYCEE says: "The star dragon"
  • La Divina Comedia [The Divine Comedy] | Dante Alighieri

    La Divina Comedia [The Divine Comedy]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Carlos Celestre
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    En este poema alegórico Dante Alighieri muestra un proceso de perfección para alcanzar la felicidad humana y divina. La obra consta de tres partes: Infierno, Purgatorio y Paraíso. Para llegar a éste último es preciso seguir un camino que obliga a pasar por un rechazo del pecado (infierno) y purificación del arrepentimiento (purgatorio) que permitan llegar a la felicidad humana y religiosa (paraíso).

    maria t says: "great audiobook"
  • The Inferno of Dante | Dante Alighieri (translated by Robert Pinsky)

    The Inferno of Dante

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Dante Alighieri (translated by Robert Pinsky)
    • Narrated By John Cleese
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Poet and essayist Robert Pinsky's translation captures the intensity and passion of the literary masterpiece, and world-renowned actor John Cleese contributes a profound and electrifying performance.

    Todd says: "Good Interpretation, Somewhat difficult to follow"
  • The Divine Comedy | Dante Alighieri,Herbert A. Kenny (translator)

    The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Herbert A. Kenny (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    This unique poetic translation by Herbert A. Kenny, historian and poet, is the first that incorporates the Biblical, theological and historical allusions of the greatest poem im Christendom into the text itself. It can now be appreciated without a glossary or accompanying notes. Listen as the liquid lines take you through the horrors of the "Inferno", the mysteries of "Purgatorio" and the glories of "Paradiso".

    Tad Davis says: "Built-in study guide"
  • Inferno | Dante Alighieri,Isabel Coe

    Inferno

    • ABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Isabel Coe
    • Narrated By Rob Penman
    Overall
    (32)
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    (30)
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    "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." Dante, our young, naive hero, has woken from a deep sleep to find himself in a cold, dark wood. Before he can begin to work out where he is, his path is blocked by a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf. Things get worse from there, and our pilgrim finds himself on a journey through the very depths of hell. Why is he there, and will he ever make it out alive?

    Jason Zimmerman says: "Great Story, Great Narrator. Too short."
  • The Inferno of Dante: Translated by Robert Pinsky | Dante Aligheri,Robert Pinsky (translator)

    The Inferno of Dante: Translated by Robert Pinsky

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dante Aligheri, Robert Pinsky (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    Dramatic, intense, and gripping, The Inferno of Dante is an astonishing masterpiece that no listener can afford to miss. Robert Pinsky, the distinguished American poet, preserves the burning clarity and universal relevance of this 13th-century literary masterpiece in a triumphant new translation for our times. Line by line, canto by canto, Robert Pinksy affirms The Inferno as a powerful living classic for today’s listeners.

    Bruce says: "Just the Inferno, Raw and Powerful"
  • Divina Commedia [Divine Comedy]: Integrale | Dante Alighieri

    Divina Commedia [Divine Comedy]: Integrale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Claudio Carini
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Se è vero, come dice Borges, che la Divina Commedia è il dono più grande che la letteratura possa offrire a ciascun lettore, è altrettanto vero che l'ascolto di una interpretazione ad alta voce di questo capolavoro può trasformarsi in una esperienza unica, un'occasione preziosa per scoprire emozioni e sentimenti racchiusi in un capolavoro che è ormai al di fuori di qualsiasi epoca.

    manettoporti says: "Il sommo poeta in una pessima lettura"
  • The Divine Comedy | Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (173)

    One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listen will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.

    George says: "Excellent Reading, Odd Notes"
  • La Vita Nuova (The New Life) | Dante Alighieri

    La Vita Nuova (The New Life)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Jack Wynters
    Overall
    (8)
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    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Composed around 1294 in Italian, the Vita Nuova tells the story of Dante's encounters with and love for Beatrice, culminating in her early death and its effect upon him. Utilizing and developing the conventions of courtly love, in a mixture of prose and verse, Dante deepens the emotional content of the genre, while pointing the way towards the intellectual and spiritual journey of the Divine Comedy.

  • El amor en los tiempos del Facebook [Love in the Time of Facebook] | Dante Gebel

    El amor en los tiempos del Facebook [Love in the Time of Facebook]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dante Gebel
    • Narrated By Dante Gebel
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    What began as a few posts in a public Facebook profile immediately became a phenomenon that brought millions of followers from around the world, requesting Dante write about love every Friday. That's how this series of texts was born, and now they are compiled in this book full of romanticism. El amor en los tiempos del Facebook is a story about love, a compilation of notes that come from the heart, based on the most precious gift and the greatest of all virtues: love.

    Ivonne says: "Bueno, esperaba mas consejos"
  • Dante's Vita Nuova | Dante Alighieri

    Dante's Vita Nuova

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Tim Lundeen
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. "...the explication de texte which accompanies [Musa's] translation is instructively novel, always admirable..." his present work offers English listeners a lengthy appraisal which should figure in future scholarly discussions." (Choice)

    Mr. Bojangles says: "Good classic; totally misleading description"
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