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    • 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 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1st Edition of Leaves of Grass

    • By phillip joe fitzsimmons on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
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      4 out of 5 stars 103
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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

    • 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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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Performance Didn't Catch Whitman's Sentiment

    • By Anonymous on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

    • An Auto-Biography; a Story of New York at the Present Time in Which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters
    • By: Walt Whitman, Zachary Turpin - introduction
    • Narrated by: Jon Hamm
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1852, young Walt Whitman - a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn - was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel, would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper. A short, rollicking story of orphanhood, avarice, and adventure in New York City, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle appeared to little fanfare. Then it disappeared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whitman at his best

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Great Poets: Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Walt Whitman stands out as one of poetry's towering anomalies: In celebrating the trees, water, sky and air, the bear, the eagle, the buffalo and the lion, Whitman expressed a uniquely democratic vision that engulfs not only the American continent but the entire universe. His passionate vehemence, his faith in the common man, and his unflinching pursuit of the truth gave form to an arsenal of ideas, inspiring and motivating generations of writers to come.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • 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

    • Drum-Taps and Memoranda During the War

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Walt Whitman experienced first-hand the ravages of the Civil War as a volunteer nurse in the hospitals of Washington D.C. During that time, he filled notebooks with "impromptu jottings" that became the basis of two works: Drum-Taps, a collection of 71 poems, and Memoranda During the War, an intimate diary of his experience tending to the sick and dying during the war. These two historical works are presented here, narrated by acclaimed actor Bronson Pinchot.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Walt Whitman's Selected Poems

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Brian Murray
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Diane Havens
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The themes of shared experience, the relationship of human beings to one another throughout time, and the ultimate power of place are explored in this poem by one of the most revered American poets, Walt Whitman. Its setting of NYC is dear to narrator Diane Havens, a native New Yorker, a Brooklynite.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some of this recording is quote worthy

    • By Ryan Kelley on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Greatest American Poetry

    • By: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill Pullman, Meryl Streep, Elliott Gould, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 16
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and a host of other celebrities read over 100 poems by four of America's greatest poets. Walt Whitman celebrates the brash and rugged individualism of his country in exuberant language. The spare, precise language of Emily Dickinson conveys her penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A good gift, but poorly wrapped

    • By Carol Mead on 11-29-04

    Regular price: $12.60

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • Drum-Taps

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Various Artists
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Considered to be a valuable testimony to the suffering of the American Civil War, in this collection of poetry, American Poet Walt Whitman drew from his experiences in the field hospitals.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Leaves of Grass, Part 1

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      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

    • Poems by Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      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

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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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      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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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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

    • The Poetry of Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Joan Allen, Bill Pullman, Burt Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Perhaps the first great and truly "American" poet, Walt Whitman's writing reflected the idealism and turbulence of the mid-19th century. His poetry broke new stylistic ground with its unconventional meter and rhyme schemes, yet celebrated democratic values, the beauty of nature, and the complex variety and vitality of American life.

    Regular price: $6.95

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