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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 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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 478
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 333

    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 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 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 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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: The Reeve's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: John Rowe
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

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

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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 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

    • 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 Canterbury Tales III

    • Modern English Verse Translation
    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Frank Ernest Hill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Charles Kay, Stephen Tompkinson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks’ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935).

    Regular price: $16.09

    • 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

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

    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 Prologue

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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: $0.95

    • 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 Wife of Bath's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Peggy Ashcroft
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The best known of Chaucer's Canterbury's Tales, read by Dame Peggy Ashcroft. After a prologue, in which the Wife of Bath mentions that she would welcome another husband - who would be her sixth - and that she pursues power over her husbands, she tells a tale about a knight who must marry....

    Regular price: $5.77

    • 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 Pardoner's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Richard Bebb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Three tales from The Canterbury Tales, read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb under the direction of Britain's foremost Chaucer scholar, Derek Brewer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great fun

    • By Dorothea on 04-11-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • 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 Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

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

    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 Miller's Tale

    • With Spoken Notes by Terry Jones
    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Terry Jones
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In his own inimitable style, Terry Jones leads you through Chaucer's filthy and very funny tale of adultery, the feared coming of the second flood and burnt bums. The Canterbury Tales broke the literary mould in many ways. It established English as an acceptable language for literature, where previously it had been almost exclusively Latin or Norman French. It was also one of the first books to create a link between all the pieces of work in a literary collection.

    Regular price: $25.80

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

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

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

    Regular price: $0.95

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