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    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
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      4 out of 5 stars 510

    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Bio Followed by Milton's Masterpiece

    • By Thomas Phelan on 01-10-11

    Regular price: $61.60

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most accessible reading of Paradise Lost

    • By Tony McClung on 02-21-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, full cast, Ian McKellen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    A brand-new dramatised retelling of Milton’s epic poem about the fall of man, with Milton as the narrator, adapted by one of the leading poets and thinkers of our generation: Michael Symmons Roberts. Paradise Lost was first published in 1667 and tells the story of Satan’s plot to bring about the fall of man by tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This brand-new adaptation begins in the midst of the action and follows the exploits of a hero (or antihero) taking in warfare and the supernatural and expressing the ideals and traditions of a people. Milton himself is the blind narrator, grieving the loss of his wife, whose eyesight worsens as the drama develops.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Jim on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • Two BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Denis Quilley, full cast, Ian McDiarmid, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Milton's epic poem telling the story of the fall of man and also its sequel, Paradise Regained. First published in 1667, Paradise Lost describes Satan's plot to ruin God's new and most favoured creation, mankind, and recounts the temptation of Adam and Eve and their banishment from the Garden of Eden. Paradise Regained, published in 1671, tells of the temptation of Christ by Satan as he wanders in the wilderness for 40 days and nights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic classic voiced by epic classics

    • By E. Munoz on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $28.12

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Epic Poem Narrated Well

    • By David on 01-09-06

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 233
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise Lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan, his banishment from Heaven, and the ensuing fall of Man with his expulsion from Eden. It is a tale of immense drama and excitement, of innocence pitted against corruption, of rebellion and treachery, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Breathtaking Work, Well-Rendered!

    • By Louis on 05-31-05

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Woodrow Wilson

    • A Biography
    • By: John Milton Cooper
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 35 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
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      4 out of 5 stars 131
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      4 out of 5 stars 129

    John Milton Cooper, Jr., is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent Woodrow Wilson biographers. This thoroughly researched profile of America’s 28th president is universally hailed for its scholarship and insight into the life and career ofone of the nation’s most polarizing leaders.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive...but a bit dry

    • By Scott on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Enjoy two of Milton's most notable poems, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, narrated brilliantly by Ron Welch. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Dennis Lewis on 01-08-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Laura Paton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man's creation, fall, and redemption to "justify the ways of God to men."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ahh... if only

    • By Victoria on 04-09-03

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Sky Above, Earth Below

    • By: John P. Milton
    • Narrated by: John P. Milton
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Undertake a sacred passage into the temple of nature, guided by meditation master and vision quest leader John P. Milton. Since the 1940's, this pioneering spiritual teacher has led over 10,000 vision quests into the wilds of Colorado, the Himalayas, Bali, the Arctic, Mexico, and other sacred sites around the world. Now this pathfinder teachers you a way back to the wilderness within you, to discover how it is connected with the vast and sacred mystery of nature. Recorded live in the remote wilderness of Arizona's Chiricahua mountains, Sky Above, Earth Below gathers together dozens of rare meditations and other practices into a six-stage curriculum you can practice and explore anywhere in nature. Highlights include: why meditation in nature is unequaled in its power to transform our lives, a full-body meditation for the deepest relaxation of your life, how nature's healing energy can wash and renew your body, how to clear and open blocked internal pathways to open them to earth's energy, and a 10-minute practice to restore your internal balance with the natural world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • healing, but with format limitations

    • By connie on 01-02-09

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Poetry of Hell

    • By: William Blake, John Milton, Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is often said that two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life, but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in life’s journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of heaven’s largesse, a reward for faith and the obligations of religion. Of course for those not so fortunate an altogether different experience was prepared for them: hell. Its nightmare visions are so terrifying, conjured up by Dante, Milton, Blake, Baudelaire and many others.   

    Regular price: $4.90

    • Popular Poetry, Popular Verse

    • By: William Shakespeare, John Milton, more
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    With more than 80 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking visions of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly enjoyable

    • By Timoteo on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Paradise Lost is considered to be the best epic poem in the English language, as John Milton seeks to "justify the ways of God to men" through relating the story of Satan's rebellion in Heaven, the deception and fall of Man, and the presaged event of Redemption through Jesus, the Son of God...the "Second Adam."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best audiobook I've found

    • By mallory on 06-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Paradise Lost is one of the most brilliant works of poetry ever written in the English language. With ease and grace, John Milton's words paint a picture of the fall of man, epically layering his words with all the innocence and treachery that such a fantastic tale deserves. Through Milton's words we witness the downfall of Adam and Eve as well as the epic battle between good and evil.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Poetry of John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Milton was to now publish his greatest works, which had been gestating for many years. Paradise Lost, perhaps the classic English epic poem was originally published in 10 books in 1667. This was followed by Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes in 1671. Because of his anti-monarchy views their reception was muted, but over the centuries since, Milton has established himself as second only to Shakespeare. He died of kidney failure on November 8th, 1674, and was buried in the church of St Giles Cripplegate.

    Regular price: $7.08

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • excellent in every way except for background music

    • By Oakleafhydrangea on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Samson Agonistes

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: David de Keyser, Philip Madoc, Matthew Morgan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Milton is fabulous, Performance was great

    • By Easy Rhino on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Poetry of May

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: John Milton, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    May - the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and popular for May Day and Workers Rights celebrations. for our poets, including Milton, Hopkins, Von Goethe, Wordsworth, and Longfellow, much else is on their minds, and of course, it's beautifully put.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love all these Collections!

    • By Puppy Cat on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In Paradise Regained, Satan again is on the prowl, having successfully tempted Adam and Eve, and forced their departure from the Garden of Eden. Here he sets out to tempt again, this time Jesus himself, as he comes to the end of his 40 days in the desert. The magisterial poetry of Milton enriches the encounter and, while not matching the greatness achieved in Paradise Lost, provides drama and depth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Sequel Worthy of the Original

    • By Alan Barr on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $12.58

    • The Great Poets: John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The quartercentenary of John Milton (1608-1674) is celebrated next year. This selection of his finest poetry includes sections from "Paradise Lost", "Samson Agonistes", the masque "Comus", as well as sonnets and other poems. They are read by two of Britain's leading classical actors.

    Regular price: $6.29

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