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    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
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      4 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No chapters! Can't skip to a particular poem :(

    • By April Antoniou on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • 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 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • The Original 1855 Edition
    • By: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ed Begley
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Leaves of Grass, Part 1

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • 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 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • The Poetry of July

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: William Shakespeare, John Keats, Emily Dickenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    July - the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and summer is a rich harvest of colours and sights. Poets of the calibre of Shakespeare, Keats, Pope, Whitman, and Tennyson describe and marshall their thoughts for our delight.

    Regular price: $5.42

    • 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

    • The Great Poets: Walt Whitman

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      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

    • 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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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 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

    • 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 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Diane Havens
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Father's Day Poetry

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman, Emily Bronte
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The role of Fathers has changed much over the course of centuries. Men are now better suited to a role of co-parent in this modern age rather than the stilted, slightly aloof figure of times past. Being a Father is, of course, both a blessing and a burden. This modern day parenting in a frenetic fast changing world has to be both learnt and adapted from some inner well of memory from generations past as well as on the job experience.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • Mother's Day Poetry, Volume 1

    • By: William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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    This volume of poetry brings together poems throughout history with very special women. The relationship with our Mother is one of the most powerful many of us will ever feel. It rivals those with our children and partners in a way that both permeates and challenges how and on what terms we live our lives. A woman giving birth is not only bringing life into the World, she is doing so, usually, at great pain to herself.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • Drum-Taps and Memoranda During the War

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      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

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