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    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    New York Times best seller and Whitebread Book of the Year, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why, oh, why is it abridged?

    • By Tad Davis on 09-25-08

    Regular price: $17.46

    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern listeners an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect

    • By Tad Davis on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Stepping Stones

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    This selection of Seamus Heaney's poems is drawn from nine collections, including The Spirit Level, and provides a perfect introduction to the full breadth of Heaney's poetic concerns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle, gracious and personal performance

    • By Louie Crew Clay on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $5.60

    • New Selected Poems

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The landmark selection of poems from the greatest poet of our age, read on audio by Seamus Heaney himself. 'His is "close-up" poetry - close up to thought, to the world, to the emotions. Few writers at work today, in verse or fiction, can give the sense of rich, fecund, lived life that Heaney does.(John Banville )More than any other poet since Wordsworth he can make us understand that the outside world is not outside, but what we are made of. (John Carey)

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Beowulf

    • A New Translation
    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Seamus Heaney’s new translation of Beowulf is a work that is both true to the original poem and an expression of something fundamental to Heaney’s own creative gift.One of the great classics of English literature, it tells the story of a hero who wins glory and learns wisdom and is then called upon to face a final test against the monstrous. There are obvious parallels to be found in the history of the twentieth century, and Heaney’s Beowulf cannot fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, revealing psychological and spiritual truths that are both permanent and liberating.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Aeneid

    • Book VI
    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels into the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, is a story that captivated Seamus Heaney from his schooldays. But the work took on a special significance for him after the death of his own father, becoming a touchstone to which he would return as an adult. His noble and moving translation of book VI bears the fruit of a lifetime's concentration upon it: he began translating passages in the 1980s and was finalising the work right up to the summer of his death.

    Regular price: $15.50