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    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 107

    One of the great innovators in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves of Grass is his masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style, combining sensual and mystical sensibilities. Its bold, joyous voice, its expansive optimism, and its transcendental vision made it uniquely American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful

    • By Christopher S Rector on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Leaves of Grass

    • The Original 1855 Edition
    • By: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When Walt Whitman self-published "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems - but none matched the raw power and immediacy of the first edition. This volume presents the 1855 "Leaves of Grass" in its entirety, unchanged, along with Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous letter to Whitman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Poetry Marred by Mispronunciations

    • By John on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Poets of Nature

    • A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth
    • By: Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, Emma Micklewright, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    It is hard to top the pleasure of a woodland walk in Spring unless of course you have a lyric poet as your guide. Now that is possible with Poets of Nature. Let Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Ralph Waldo Emerson take you into that realm of Nature "where we seldom wander".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb for relaxation!

    • By Avid Audibler on 11-14-10

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • By: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, but. . .

    • By KSmith on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Drum-Taps

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Drum-Taps" is the next collection of poems published by Walt Whitman after his famous "Leaves of Grass". This collection is a direct response to Whitman's personal observations of the Civil War, many of which come from his volunteer efforts in wartime hospitals. Despite the miseries of war described, Whitman's poems in "Drum-Taps" assert a steady patriotism in favor of Lincoln's war effort.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    This story ran as a serial in 1852 in the New York Sunday Dispatch, and for more than 160 years was buried in obscurity, unknown to the world as novel written by Walt Whitman. Zachary Turpin, a graduate student specializing in Whitman's works, had seen in his notes a sketch of a novel including the characters Covert, Wigglesworth, Smytthe and Jack Engle, but no work including these characters had ever been found.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ed Begley
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Walt Whitman's celebrated poetry collection, read by Ed Begley.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It is NOT unabridged.

    • By dd27 on 09-19-15

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Classic Tales of Hope and Courage

    • Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, William Ernest Henley, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Vimont
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!!

    - Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

    Annotated for modern listeners

    The third entry in the Classic Tales series, joining "Classic Tales of Horror" and "Classic Tales of Christmas"

    For adventure fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and sometimes take you by surprise!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars All The Way!

    • By N Johnson on 05-09-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 4

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: William Butler Yeats, William Blake, Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Leaves of Grass is the written expression of Whitman's view of life and humanity in the form of poetry. The author masterfully connects each poem in some way, while infusing his prose with his own philosophy. This collection is unique for its time due to the emphasis the author puts on pleasures of the flesh, without resorting to symbolism to any great extent.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a cold stilted reading

    • By M McVey on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Erotic Poetry Collection

    • By: Pierre Louÿs, John Donne, Christina Rossetti, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    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: $10.32

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," calling it a "combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a passionate and believable interpretation

    • By Martin W on 02-11-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Julie Andrews' Treasury for All Seasons

    • Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year
    • By: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A vast array of poems old and new joyously celebrates each special day of the year, telling of New Year's resolutions, Valentine's Day love, Easter parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and more. Featuring verse from favorites like Walt Whitman, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes and poetic lyrics from the likes of Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein, plus heartfelt introductions by Julie Andrews describing favorite family holiday moments, this is the perfect collection for families to share together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!!

    • By Deborah on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Song of Myself: The First and Final Editions of the Great American Poem

    • By: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This book compiles both the first (1855) and final (1892) versions of Walt Whitman's masterpiece Song of Myself in one volume, making it unique and valuable for students of American literature. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Poems by Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A collection of poems written by the revered American poet, essayist, and journalist. Included are selections from this most famous work, Leaves of Grass, as well as Drum Taps and Songs of Parting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sound

    • By Alcina Magalhaes on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Leaves of Grass, Part 1

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    This is the long first piece in the first edition of Walt Whitman's classic poetry collection. Among other things, it contains Whitman's philosophy of life and his opinion of the purpose of poets and poetry. Though created when he was in his mid-30s, Whitman spent much of the rest of his life rewriting Leaves of Grass.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Interpretation of Whitman’s Voice

    • By Ray on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Walt Whitman's Selected Poems

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Brian Murray
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    This collection, narrated by distinguished Broadway actor Brian Murray, includes nine poems from Leaves of Grass - among them "I Hear America Singing", "O Captain! My Captain", and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d", plus four other selections.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively Selection

    • By Traci on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Memoranda During the War

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robert Gorman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    "The real war will never get in the books," Walt Whitman wrote in this diary he kept during the Civil War. Whitman chronicled his visits to Washington, D.C. hospitals where he comforted wounded men and assisted nurses and doctors. This journal, written by one of America's greatest poets and writers, captures the details and ironies of war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and boring

    • By Elizabeth on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In the preface to Leaves of Grass, Whitman states, "The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem". The themes of equality for all people, fertility, sacredness of self, beauty in death, love of comrades, and the immortality of the soul prevail.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Classic American Poetry

    • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, William Hootkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Walt Whitman said, "...poetry is the voice of the nation, expressing its deepest concerns, ambitions and longings," which is certainly true of the great classic poetry of America. This wide-ranging anthology, from the earliest poets of the 16th century to the present day, reflects the changing preoccupations and visions of Americans, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, and more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just dawdle

    • By Kirby on 11-27-03

    Regular price: $12.59

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