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    • 81 Famous Poems

    • An Audio Companion to The Norton Anthology of Poetry
    • By: William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herricks
    • Narrated by: Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, Bramwell Fletcher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of timeless British and American poems is an experience to be treasured. The readings, by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher, are presented in the order they appear in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, and are selected for their ability to delight. The poetry is also among the most anthologized verse in the English language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 81 poem's

    • By Belinda C on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Great Poets: John Donne

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Whitehead, Will Keen
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Highlights
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    Sophisticated wit and intense emotion, religious fervor and erotic sensuality, delight in life’s pleasures and fascination with death, are all to be found in the paradoxical poetry of John Donne. One of the foremost metaphysical poets, Donne’s ingenious metaphors and inspired use of language has earned him affection and reverence in near equal measure to Shakespeare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to these blokes read Donne

    • By Anniebligh on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Love Poetry of John Donne

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
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    John Donne (1572 – 1631) was an English poet, preacher, and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires, and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to those of his contemporaries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for poetry lovers

    • By Dreamsmith on 02-01-11

    Regular price: $5.10

    • The Richard Burton Poetry Collection

    • By: Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    Richard Burton reads from Hardy and Donne, and performs a wonderful unabridged version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (along with Robert Hardy and John Neville).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A truly great voice reading some excellent poems

    • By Jamie Milton Freestone on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $9.69

    • 69: Sultry Short Erotic Stories of Need and Desire

    • By: Alison Tyler (editor), Violet Blue, Donna George Storey, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell, Chloe Malone, Annie Hinkle, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    For those who like their erotica fast and frenzied, the genre's most popular raconteur offers you 69: Sultry Short Erotic Stories of Need and Desire. In this delightfully dirty collection, Alison Tyler has gathered the crème de la crème of erotic fiction authors to pen 69 brief romps–among them, Violet Blue, Donna George Storey, Thomas S. Roche, John Albert, Kristina Lloyd, Justine Elyot and Jeremy Edwards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories!!

    • By Steve on 03-21-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Richard Burton Reads the Poetry of John Donne

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Richard Burton, the multi-award winning actor reads the finest work of John Donne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Burton!

    • By James Fields on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Poems by John Donne

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hassall
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Christopher Hassall narrates a selection of Donne's finest work, including "The Good Morrow", "The Funeral", "The Sun Rising", and "Twickenham Gardens".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Donne recital, with Comparisons

    • By Joseph M. on 10-07-10

    Regular price: $9.34

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Richard Burton Poetry Collection : Volume 2

    • By: William Shakespeare, John Donne, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Distinguished actor and six-time Academy Award nominee Richard Burton reads a selection of his favourite poetry. Volume 2 in this dramatic audiobook series includes selections from William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Thomas Hardy....

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition]

    • By: John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Laura Paton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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    John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Sermons & Meditations Of John Donne

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Herbert Marshall
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Abridged
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    When John Donne stood in the pulpit of St. Paul's, the lyricism of a great poet fused with the devotion of a holy man. There were no prepared sermons, for he spoke only from notes, and what he said was later transcribed from memory. But the sermons were overwhelming; for behind him was a lifetime devoted, as poet, philosopher and devine, to God.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Erotic Poetry Collection

    • By: Pierre Louÿs, John Donne, Christina Rossetti, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of classic erotic poetry including "The Kiss", "A Woman Waits For Me", and "Between Your Sheets".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pause Between Poems, Please!

    • By Sharon Thompson on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $13.37

    • Metaphysical Poems

    • By: John Donne, Henry King, Andrew Marvell
    • Narrated by: Steve Patriarca
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sex, science and spirituality! These were the triad of influences on the poetry of the seventeenth century. Following the golden age of Elizabeth I this century was to be one of great tensions; between Parliament and the Monarchy, Canterbury and Rome, science and religion; a civil war, the beheading of a King, The Republic, The Restoration, and finally, the Glorious Revolution which deposed a King and firmly reasserted the Protestant ascendancy.

    Regular price: $2.73

    • John Donne

    • Selected Poems
    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    The status of John Donne (1572-1631) as one of the greatest poets in the English language is firmly established. He strongly influenced writers of the 17th century, and modern poets such as T.S. Eliot have praised and imitated Donne's work. His poetry is characterized by dramatic, witty, and bold language; by strikingly original imagery; and rhythms based on everyday speech.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The 12 Days of Christmas

    • A Collection of Poetry
    • By: Louise May Alcott, Henry Vaughan, Robert Herrick, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Cliffe
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-narrated Christmas poetry

    • By EmilyK on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $2.52

    • Love Poems

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first and possibly greatest of the English metaphysical poets, and best known for his later theological sonnets, John Donne wrote many intensely personal love poems, songs, and elegies. Donne's love poetry is remarkable for its insightful analysis of the psychology of love as well as its emotional sophistication - a far cry from the conventional courtly poetry popular in his time.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • False advertising

    • By Zachary on 05-22-12

    Regular price: $7.95

    • A Dozen Red Roses

    • The Anniversary
    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Anniversary is John Donne's poem about the all-embracing power of love, read by Bill Wallis.

    Regular price: $0.82

    • Christmas Poetry

    • By: Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, G K Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year - but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us, this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet: it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for material wares.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Spoiled By Narration

    • By Sara on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Love Poems of John Donne

    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Richard Burton here reads in a manner that truly does justice to the virtuosity to the love poems of England’s most outstanding Metaphysical poet, bending both meaning and sound to the service of the Metaphysical conceit.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • A Dozen Red Roses

    • The Sunne Rising
    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Donne's famous poem about two lovers surprised by the astonishingly rapid arrival of sunrise, read by Bill Wallis.

    Regular price: $1.06