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    • The Great Poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson

    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. Works such as The Charge of the Light Brigade, Crossing the Bar and Tears, Idle Tears have made him an internationally famous figure, and the second most quoted writer of all time (after Shakespeare).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most popular Victorian poets

    • By ESK on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Idylls of the King

    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
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      4 out of 5 stars 74
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      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The Arthurian legend of Camelot has been told many times, but never better than by Alfred Tennyson. Employing some of the most stirring and beautiful blank verse ever written, Tennyson crafted his version of the Knights of the Round Table over the course of nearly fifty years, completing it in 1885. Despite the length of time, Tennyson managed to maintain a high level of style and continuity throughout.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful poetry

    • By Roger on 01-15-08

    Regular price: $37.80

    • The Lady of Shalott

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Arguably the most famous poem from Arthurian legend. Lords, ladies, anticipation, and isolation are all interwoven in this tale of longing and resignation. How will the Lady of Shallot be remembered? Classic literature narrated by Glenn Hascall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poem of my childhood beautifully narrated

    • By MM🐝🐳🌹🐱 on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Charge of the Light Brigade

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Would you face a foe knowing you would fail? There are times when the odds are so overwhelmingly against someone that is seems giving up is the best solution. This classic poem story tells of 600 who faced death - and most met it. Yet it is their courage in the face of dire circumstances that may embolden the weakest heart. Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Christmas Poetry Collection

    • By: Henry Vaughan, William Butler Yeats, Robert Burns, and others
    • Narrated by: Alec Guinness, Emma Topping
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A wonderful selection of classic Christmas poetry from G. K. Chesterton, Henry Vaughan, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, Lord Tennyson, and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Most poems very poorly performed by female actress

    • By Amazon Customer FL on 12-13-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Charge of the Light Brigade

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Phillip J. Mather's masterful rendition of this timeless classic is a must-listen for any with an interest in and respect for the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Watch out for length!

    • By Austin Morgan on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Idylls of the King

    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    This series of poems covers the story of the legendary hero, King Arthur, beginning with his first encounter with Guinevere, the woman who would become his queen on his search for the Holy Grail, to the betrayal of Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, and finally ending with Arthur's last battle. First published between 1859 and 1885 as a series of twelve poems, Idylls of the King retells the story of King Arthur with a unique and Victorian flavor beloved by many.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: $8.40

    • The Idylls of the King (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: Lord Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A BBC Radio 3 adaptation by Michael Symmons of Alfred Lord Tennyson's ‘The Idylls of the King’, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith and broadcast on 12 July 2009 to mark the bicentenary of the poet's birth.In this extraordinary epic poem, Tennyson transforms Malory's ‘Le Morte d'Arthur’, infusing the legend of King Arthur with a passionate intensity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Max on 10-02-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Idylls of the Kings - The Passing of Arthur

    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The legends of King Arthur remained one of Tennyson's major interests during his long life. The Idylls of the King is his longest and most ambitious work, read here by Basil Rathbone.

    Regular price: $7.47

    • The Poetry of Death, Volume 2

    • By: Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life’s journey or merely a transit point to heavenly glory, its actual point of impact is, obviously, life-changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That’s what we wondered too. Poets as rich and diverse as Tennyson, Hardy, Shelley, and Poe here share their words, thoughts and visions with us.

    Regular price: $6.78

    • Ulysses

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti performs Tennyson’s oft quoted poem Ulysses, a work that has withstood the test of time.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 1

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear; its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $5.32

    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 2

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear. Its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl, and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

    Regular price: $5.32

    • Favourite Poems for Children

    • By: Guy Wetmore Carryl, Robert Browning, Lawrence Alma Tadema, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A delightful collection of classic poems that will delight young and old alike, including: "How Beauty Contrived to Get Square with the Beast" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "How Little Red Riding Hood Contrived to Be Eaten" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "How Rudeness and Kindness Were Justly Rewarded" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "If No One Ever Marries Me" by Lawrence Alma TademaI’m, "Nobody, Who Are You?" by Emily Dickinson, "Lochinvar" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear, and more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok poems all in rhyme, all for children

    • By zenabuff on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $8.00

    • Maud (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Joseph Millson, Katheryn Nutbeem
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    A disturbed young man roams the windswept hills, haunted by his father's suicide and his mother's early death. He blames his father's old friend, the lord of the Hall, for his ruin. The young man was betrothed to Maud, the lord's daughter, when they were children, but she and her family left the area after the suicide. But now there are workmen up at the Hall - Maud has come home.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • MC is obnoxious

    • By Eli on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Enoch Arden

    • Melodrama for Speaker and Piano
    • By: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Richard Strauss (music)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Luxon, Frederick Moyer (piano)
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enoch Arden first came to international attention with a recording by Claude Raines and Glenn Gould, but it has since drifted back to obscurity. This is a work that both Luxon and Moyer have loved for many years. The poem is immediately accessible to any audience and tells a heart-wrenching story of friendship, love, separation, and sacrifice. The masterful score creates a powerful soundtrack to the saga.

    Regular price: $10.50

    • The 12 Days of Christmas

    • A Collection of Poetry
    • By: Louise May Alcott, Henry Vaughan, Robert Herrick, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Cliffe
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-narrated Christmas poetry

    • By EmilyK on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $2.52

    • Alfred Tennyson

    • A Collection
    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird, Jan Hartley
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 - 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. He was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, a rector's son and fourth of 12 children and reportedly a descendant of King Edward III of England.

    Regular price: $5.26

    • Poems By Tennyson

    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Sybil Thorndike
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A selection of Tennyson's greatest poetry read by Dame Sybil Thorndike.

    Regular price: $9.34

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