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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 746
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 693

    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 699
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629

    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 Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    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 144
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • 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 141
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • 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 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    "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

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    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

    • Dante's Inferno (Dramatised)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Corin Redgrave
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    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 Commedia [The Divine Comedy]

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Clive James - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The most captivating part of perhaps the greatest epic poem ever written, Dante's Inferno still holds the power to thrill and inspire. The medieval equivalent of a thriller, Inferno follows Dante and his faithful guide, Virgil, as they traverse the complex geography of hell, confronting its many threats, macabre punishments, and historical figures before reaching the deep chamber where Satan himself resides.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • La Divina Commedia (New edit)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Ivano Marescotti
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    La realizzazione di questa Commedia di Dante si deve al contributo appassionato di diversi attori: Ivano Marescotti ha prestato la sua voce profonda e la sua interpretazione accurata e sensibile ai molti personaggi che pullulano nei tre regni visitati da Dante.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed by dramatization

    • By Louis on 01-01-16

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Purgatory from The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Purgatory is the second part of Dante's The Divine Comedy. The listener finds the Poet, with his guide Virgil, 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 eons 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
    • hands down the best reading of Dante.

    • By J. Glemby on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • L'inferno di Dante

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Vittorio Sermonti
    • Narrated by: Vittorio Sermonti
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    Nell'estate del 1940, un ragazzo di undici anni ascoltò il padre che leggeva e spiegava ai fratelli maggiori l'Inferno di Dante; le due estati seguenti toccò a Purgatorio e Paradiso. Proprio quel ragazzo, che all'epoca capiva meglio il concerto che facevano le cicale che non le terzine del poeta, mezzo secolo più tardi avrebbe letto e spiegato Dante ai microfoni della radio e in più di cinquecento letture pubbliche.

    Regular price: $13.70

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • 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

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Herbert A. Kenny (translator)
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Built-in study guide

    • By Tad Davis on 06-07-11

    Regular price: $23.07

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