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    • The Canterbury Tales [Audio Connoisseur]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Neville Coghill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    If you want to understand the daily life and psychology of the Late Middle Ages, Neville Coghill's famous translation of The Canterbury Tales provides one of the very best means of doing so. Within its pages are to be found a broad range of society – high and low, male and female, rich and poor – who express their innermost beliefs and extravagant fantasies in a series of stories they tell as they make their way to Canterbury cathedral.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Medieval Understanding

    • By Troy on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $44.80

    • The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 341

    In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many voices, at times enthralling

    • By Tad Davis on 10-20-08

    Regular price: $26.68

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Knight's Tale

    • By Asheley on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Prologue

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Canterbury Tales' Prologue

    • By Asheley on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: John Rowe
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales II: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged???

    • By Dirk on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The General Prologue and The Physician's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Richard Bebb, Philip Madoc, Michael Maloney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Canterbury Tales, written near the end of Chaucer's life and hence towards the close of the 14th century, is perhaps the greatest English literary work of the Middle Ages: yet it speaks to us today with almost undimmed clarity and relevance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Workmanlike reading in clear Middle English

    • By Celia on 09-14-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Geoffrey Chaucer, born around 1340, was the first great English poet. The immense popularity of the "Canterbury Tales" is shown by the number of manuscript copies still in existence. It was one of the first books printed in England. The vividness with which the author describes scenes and events and people, as if he had them before his eyes, is one of his greatest charms as a writer. Those who know him best, place him second only to Shakespeare as a writer of delightful English.

    Regular price: $5.16

    • The Canterbury Tales

    • A New Unabridged Translation by Burton Raffel
    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 22 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers 29 of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman. This unabridged work is based on the new translation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful treat!

    • By Tad Davis on 11-16-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Neville Coghill, Cecil Trouncer, Robert Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Read in a mixture of Middle-English and modern English, The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Recording Quality

    • By Michael on 09-17-10

    Regular price: $7.45

    • The Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Edward de Souza
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales II: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I forgot how good this story is!

    • By M. Y. L. on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Troilus and Criseyde

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Set during the fierce Trojan War, Troilus and Criseyde is the poignant tale of love won and lost. The beautiful Criseyde becomes the object of desire for Troilus, the son of King Priam, and he is able to win her affection through the machinations of his uncle, Pandarus. They experience a brief time of bliss together, but despite their vows of faithfulness, they are soon separated by the fortunes of war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Won and Lost, in Rhyme Royal

    • By Bruce Herr on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $23.77

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Anthony Donovan
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Nun's Priest's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales II: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Knight's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Richard Bebb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Knight's Tale of medieval wars and chivalry is the first tale told to the pilgrims as they set out to Canterbury. It concerns Theseus, returning from fighting at Thebes, and two brother knights Palamon and Arcite, imprisoned but yearning for their loves. But the real hero of this recording is Richard Bebb who, with the help of Professor Derek Brewer, the leading expert on Chaucerian pronunciation, make the original Middle English not only comprehensible to the modern ear, but exciting.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Terry Jones
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is one of the most influential pieces of writing in the British literary cannon. It helped to establish English, rather than Latin or Norman French, as an acceptable language for literature. It was also one of the earliest pieces of work to have story linking - what had previously been just collected writings which the author deemed interesting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy

    • By Tad Davis on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Canterbury Tales II

    • Modern English Verse Translation
    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Frances Jeater, John Rowe, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Four more delightful tales from one of the most entertaining storytellers of all time. Though writing in the thirteenth century, Chaucer’s wit and observation comes down undiminished through the ages, especially in this accessible modern verse translation. The stories vary considerably from the uproarious Wife of Bath’s Tale, promoting the power of women to the sober account of patient Griselda in the Clerk’s Tale.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • one of the edifying tales

    • By K. Cole on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Friar's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 23 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 Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

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