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    • Inferno: From The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    "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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic rendered in an ominous, heavy tone

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $19.59

    • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Sean Bean
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of the Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur. How Merlin the Wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay's enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Voice to be Heard

    • By Toni on 01-16-04

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

    • New Verse Translation
    • By: Naxos AudioBooks, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur's court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight - but at what cost? This new translation keeps all the poetic power of the original's extraordinary alliteration. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical, medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In stori stif and stronge

    • By John on 04-10-13

    Regular price: $16.76

    • A Life of Dante

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: John Shrapnel
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Dante's vision, The Divine Comedy, has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early 14th century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn. It sets the known facts of Dante's life against the turmoil of the times, and puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quick History Lesson

    • By reggie p on 05-05-04

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Tale of Cú Chulainn

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the Tales of Irish Myths collection.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Tales of Irish Myths

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan, Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Three key stories from the mists of Irish legends retold by Benedict Flynn. It is a mysterious world that this selection of stories from the treasure house of Irish myths describes. Here, the line between the fantastical and the real is blurred: mortals and immortals lead entwined lives.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Tale of Troy

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    There was once a time, nearly four thousand years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky; when its proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun

    • By reggie p on 03-26-04

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Robin Hood

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: John McAndrew
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Robin Hood, one of the great legends of England, lives again in this re-telling of the famous story. Dressed in Lincoln green, with his longbow never far from his hands, he moves through Sherwood Forest, with the help of his companions Little John, Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck, and Lady Marion, righting wrongs done by the Sheriff of Nottingham and his mysterious sister, the Prioress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story, great story teller

    • By happydadinwv on 03-23-05

    Regular price: $12.95

    • The Tale of Finn Mac Cool

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story from the Tales of Irish Myths collection.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Adventures of Odysseus

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly 3,000 years ago and is retold in this new version especially for younger listeners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Fun Greek Tale

    • By reggie p on 03-26-04

    Regular price: $12.95

    • The Children of Lir

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Tales of Irish Myths collection.

    Regular price: $1.95