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    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    • By: Simon Armitage
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous Northern England poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great original, translation, and reader

    • By Mary on 04-30-08

    Regular price: $45.47

    • Walking Home

    • A Poet's Journey
    • By: Simon Armitage
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain’s version of our Appalachian Trail: the Pennine Way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not necessarily what you might imagine

    • By John S. on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $19.36

    • The Odyssey (Dramatized)

    • By: Homer, Simon Armitage - dramatisation
    • Narrated by: Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    "My fame is written in the heavens, and my fate too..." So speaks Odysseus as he starts to recount his struggles to sail home to Ithaca, in one of the greatest pieces of storytelling in Western literature. The Odyssey is his incredible traveller's tale, and also the story of his faithful wife Penelope who waits for him, besieged by suitors, and their son Telemachus who has a quest of his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but not an exam reference!

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 12-27-09

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Last Days of Troy

    • By: Simon Armitage
    • Narrated by: Claire Calbraith, Colin Tierney, David Birell, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    Lily Cole stars as Helen of Troy, ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’, in Simon Armitage’s vivid, visceral adaptation of Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid. For 10 years, the Greeks have been laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the war drags on, and the battlefields run scarlet with blood, the opposing forces are entrenched in a bitter stalemate. As gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war, the exhausted warriors go to extreme lengths in a desperate grab for victory....

    Regular price: $10.90

    • The Death of King Arthur

    • A New Verse Translation
    • By: Simon Armitage (translator)
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthur, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems ever penned in Middle English. Now, from the internationally acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes this magisterial new presentation of the Arthurian tale, rendered in unflinching and gory detail. Following Arthur's bloody conquests across the cities and fields of Europe, all the way to his spectacular and even bloodier fall, this masterpiece features some of the most spellbinding and poignant passages in English poetry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hardcore Arthur Fans and Medievalists Will Love It

    • By Christopher on 04-14-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    • By: Simon Armitage
    • Narrated by: Simon Armitage
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the mysterious Green Knight arrives unbidden at the Round Table one Christmas, only Gawain is brave enough to take up his challenge.... This story, first told in the 1400s, is one of the most enthralling, dramatic and beloved poems in the English tradition. Now, in Simon Armitage, the poem has found its perfect modern translator. Armitage's retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight captures all of the magic and wonderful storytelling of the original while also revitalising it.

    Regular price: $16.60