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    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Clive James (translator), Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 720
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
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      4 out of 5 stars 670

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Tad Davis on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Divine Comedy

    • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
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      5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisiting the land of the dead

    • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Inferno of Dante

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great translation of the epic.

    • By craig on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divine Comedy

    • By Tbaley on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $56.00

    • The Divine Comedy

    • The Inferno, The Purgatorio, & The Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK

    • By Tad Davis on 05-22-09

    Regular price: $15.39

    • 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 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    "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

    • Dante's Inferno (Dramatised)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Corin Redgrave
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dante's Inferno

    • By Robert on 10-17-09

    Regular price: $6.39

    • La Divina Comedia [The Divine Comedy]

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Carlos Celestre
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incompleto

    • By Anonymous User on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Purgatorio

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Purgatorio is the second part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to paradise. Having escaped the Inferno, Dante and his guide, the classical Roman poet Virgil, ascend out of the underworld to the Mountain of Purgatory on an island on the far side of the world. The mountain has nine terraces, seven of which correspond to the seven deadly sins, and two of which constitute an Ante-Purgatory with the Garden of Eden at the summit. 

    Regular price: $2.79

    • La Vita Nuova (The New Life)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The Inferno is the first part of The Divine Comedy, Dante’s epic poem describing man's progress from hell to paradise. In it, the author is lost in dark woods, threatened by wild beasts and unable to find the right path to salvation. Notable for its nine circles of hell, the poem vividly illustrates the poetic justice of punishments faced by earthly sinners. The Inferno is perhaps the most popular of the three books of The Divine Comedy, which is widely considered the preeminent work in Italian literature. 

    Regular price: $2.79

    • La Divina Commedia [The Divine Comedy]

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Le tre cantiche inì un unico audiolibro, precedute da riassunti e seguiti da note storiche esplicative del testo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cecchini brings new life to an old master

    • By Doc Clem on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $10.19

    • Purgatory: From The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48

    Now of that second kingdom I shall sing where human souls are purified of sin and made worthy to ascend to Heaven’ Purgatory is the second part of Dante’s The Divine Comedy ascending the terraces of the Mount of Purgatory inhabited by those doing penance to expiate their sins on earth. There are the proud – forced to circle their terrace for aeons bent double in humility; the slothful – running around crying out examples of zeal and sloth; while the lustful are purged by fire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear translation, excellent music

    • By Tad Davis on 12-22-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Paradise: From The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Led by his guide, Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy, he encounters the just rulers and holy saints of the Church. The horrors of Inferno and the trials of Purgatory are left far behind. Ultimately, in Paradise, Dante is granted a vision of God’s Heavenly court: the angels, the Blessed Virgin, and God Himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Brad on 09-05-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Inferno of Dante

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky - translator
    • Narrated by: John Cleese
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Interpretation, Somewhat difficult to follow

    • By Todd on 02-15-05

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Paradiso

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paradiso is the third and final part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to salvation. In it, the author progresses through nine concentric spheres of heaven. Corresponding with medieval astronomy, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn deal with the four cardinal virtues Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, and Temperance. The remaining two spheres are the fixed stars and the Primum Mobile, containing the purely virtuous and the angels, followed by the Empyrean, or God itself.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Isabel Coe
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    "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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Great Narrator. Too short.

    • By Jason Zimmerman on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Reading, Odd Notes

    • By George on 06-13-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Divine Comedy: Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, "Inferno" describes Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life, with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Paradise from the Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Led by his guide Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy, Dante encounters the just rulers and holy saints of the Church. The horrors of the Inferno and the trails of Purgatory are left far behind. Ultimately, in Paradise, Dante is granted a vision of God's Heavenly court - the angels, the Blessed Virgin, and God Himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hands down the best reading of Dante on audiobook.

    • By J. Glemby on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $13.99

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