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    • A Literary Christmas

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 374
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      4 out of 5 stars 338
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      4 out of 5 stars 332

    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous, with one very avoidable flaw

    • By Conguirk on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Poetic License

    • 100 Poems - 100 Performers
    • By: Emily Dickinson, e. e. cummings, William Wordsworth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Christine Baranski, Charles Busch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Why a poetry album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just the poems Mam.

    • By Sam Motes on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The 12 Days of Christmas

    • A Collection of Poetry
    • By: Louise May Alcott, Henry Vaughan, Robert Herrick, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Cliffe
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-narrated Christmas poetry

    • By EmilyK on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $2.07

    • Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • By: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational, beautiful and timeless

    • By Elisa on 08-25-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Christmas Poetry

    • By: Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, G K Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year - but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us, this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet: it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for material wares.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Spoiled By Narration

    • By Sara on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Classic Hundred Poems

    • By: William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats, and others
    • Narrated by: Alfred Corn, Rita Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Hundred Poems presents the "top 100" poems of all time. The selections are illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets including Alfred Corn and Rita Dove.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great selection of poetry

    • By James on 07-13-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Great Poets: William Wordsworth

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Oliver Ford Davies
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Highlights
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      5 out of 5 stars 36
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    William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly afterwards he settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy. Inspired in his early manhood by the French Revolution, he grew disillusioned with revolutionary politics and in later life became decidedly conservative. He left a vast body of work, ranging from delicately simple lyrics to deeply meditative odes.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Prelude

    • Growth of a Poet's Mind: An Autobiographical Poem
    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Farrell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Wordsworth's The Prelude is the consummation of his achievement as the great founder of English romanticism. An autobiography in verse, it tells of his childhood in the Lake District, his student days in Cambridge, his passion for the French Revolution and his later disenchantment with it. It also tells of his personal journey to a belief in Nature as the great moral and spiritual force which shapes human life, but on which human society all too often turns its back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Poem

    • By Juan Malo on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $29.39

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • excellent in every way except for background music

    • By Oakleafhydrangea on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Poetry of Wordsworth

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Cedric Hardwicke
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    William Wordsworth was amongst the greatest of English poets, and this wonderful recording is now available for the first time as a digital download. Included here are selections that put into perspective his great talent. The works are brought beautifully to life by Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Find your own way

    • By mike on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $2.12

    • The Prelude: Complete Series (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude is arguably the most important piece of poetic writing in our language. Recorded in Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, Cumbria, Wordsworth looks back over events in his early life. Wordsworth believed that poetry should be written in the natural language of common speech, and in that way it was revolutionary in its time.

    Regular price: $10.66

    • The Poetry of May

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: John Milton, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    May - the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and popular for May Day and Workers Rights celebrations. for our poets, including Milton, Hopkins, Von Goethe, Wordsworth, and Longfellow, much else is on their minds, and of course, it's beautifully put.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love all these Collections!

    • By Puppy Cat on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Poetry of August

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: William Wordsworth, Charles Swinburne, Henry Alford, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    August - the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the full palette of nature is on glorious display. Our poets, Wordsworth, Swinburne, Alford, Riley, and Hardy, describe and reveal their thoughts on the month and notable dates within it.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Wordsworth

    • Selected Poems
    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    William Wordsworth (1770 -1850) is one of the most popular and enduring of the English poets. His poetry is beloved for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, and its celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace. Together with his friend, the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wordsworth helped launch the romantic age in English literature. These poems demonstrate the astonishing range and beauty of Wordsworth’s work and his sustained, coherent vision.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A marvellous collection, beautifully read.

    • By Hansi on 08-21-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Romantic Poets

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, and Byron. The poets of the Romantic Period celebrated with readings by Sir Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and Tyrone Power.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Romantic Poets...you're on your own

    • By Shawn on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Poetry of November

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Wordsworth, Herman Melville, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    November - the 11th month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, when the land becomes bleaker, harsher but no less beautiful for that. For our poets, including Hood, Arnold, Melville, Alford, and Hardy, there is much to write and comment on.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Poetry of October

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    October - the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and the land prepares to give up more it its colourful coverings. On this and other themes, our poets, including Wordsworth, Rossetti, Arnold, Bryant, and Alford, have much to say.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • 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 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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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: $5.45

    • The Classical Poetry Collection 2

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Wilfred Owen
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A selection of classic poetry beautifully enhanced by classical music. Poets include Keats, Wordsworth, and Owen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent Narration and Music but Sound Effects NO

    • By Asta on 04-18-12

    Regular price: $8.67

    • Cricket: A Sport in Verse

    • By: William Wordsworth, J S Fletcher, Lord Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    As the sun lengthens its days to summer, so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game, which so encapsulated the village greens and evening song of Middle England, has now spread across the world.

    Regular price: $4.33

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