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    • Voices of Poetry - Volume 1

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien, e. e. Cummings, Archibald Macleish, and others
    • Narrated by: J. R. R. Tolkien, e. e. Cummings, Archibald Macleish, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Hear rare recording from some of the world's most-respected poets reading their own works: J. R. R. Tolkien, "The Hoard"; e. e. Cummings, "Prose Jottings"; Archibald Macleish, "The Old Man To The Lizard"; Ted Hughes, "Six Young Men"; May Swenson, "Naked In Borneo"; Marilyn Hacker, "The Dark Twin"; Kenneth Patchen, "23rd Street Runs into Heaven"; Edith Stillwell, "An Old Woman"; and Theodore Roethke, "The Bat".

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    • The Waste Land and Other Poems

    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Waste Land' is a landmark in 20th-century poetry. Here it is read by the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Published in 1922, it is a brilliant exploration of a faithless, immoral society trying to rebuild itself after the devastation of the Great War. Rich in literary references and steeped in allusive and evocative imagery, 'The Waste Land' is widely considered to be the pinnacle of modernist poetry.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Crow

    • From the Life and Songs of the Crow
    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From his remarkable debut The Hawk in the Rain (1957) to his death in 1998, Ted Hughes was a colossal presence in the English literary landscape. He was also admired as a performer of his own work. Crow is one of his most significant collections, focusing on the central figure of the crow - predatory, mocking and indestructible. Crow is read here by the author in its entirety and with narrative links not included in the published text.

    • From the Life and Songs of the Crow
    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Release date: 06-02-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Ted Hughes Poems for Children

    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Michael Morpurgo, Ted Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Some of the most delightful poems ever written for children, brought evocatively to life in this wonderful new audio edition. Ted Hughes wrote an extraordinary body of work for children. This is a selection which includes original recordings made by the author himself as well as new readings by Juliet Stevenson and Michael Morpurgo.

    Regular price: $16.60

    • Tales from Ovid

    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From his remarkable debut The Hawk in the Rain (1957) to his death in 1998, Ted Hughes was a colossal presence in the English literary landscape. He was also admired as a performer of his own work. Tales from Ovid, Ted Hughes' masterful versions of stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, includes those of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe as well as many others.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Iron Woman

    • By: Ted Hughes, Andrew Davidson
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The streaming shape reared...like a sudden wall of cliff, pouring cataracts of black mud and clotted, rooty lumps of reeds. Mankind for has polluted the seas, lakes and rivers. The Iron Woman has come to take revenge. Lucy understands the Iron Woman's rage, and she, too, wants to save the water creatures from their painful deaths. But she also wants to save her town from total destruction. She needs help. Who better to call on but Hogarth and the Iron Man...?

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Ted Hughes Stories for Children

    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes, Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This new audio selection opens with Ted Hughes’ recording of The Iron Man, a classic of our times. It also includes Hughes’ original readings from his spellbinding Creation Tales with two previously unrecorded stories read by Michael Morpurgo. Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Thought-Fox and Other Poems

    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From his remarkable debut The Hawk in the Rain (1957) to his death in 1998, Ted Hughes was a colossal presence in the English literary landscape. He was also admired as a performer of his own work. In this 1994 recording, The Thought-Fox and Other Poems, he reads a selection of poems from The Hawk in the Rain, Lupercal, Wodwo, Crow, Moortown, Cave Birds, Season Songs, Earth-Numb and New Selected Poems.

    Regular price: $13.12

    • How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World

    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo, Ted Hughes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Ted Hughes wrote a series of stories for children from the early 1960s through until 1995 about how the world, and the creatures in it, came into being. Meet the Polar Bear whose obsession with her snowy white fur is so great that she can live only in a landscape surrounded by her own reflection; the Whale, growing in God's garden beside the carrots; King Leo, who began life because God was hungry for his sausages; poor Parrot's painful defeat in the marriage song contest at the wedding of Man and Woman; and Sparrow's heroic battle against the bird-swallowing Black Hole.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Iron Man

    • By: Ted Hughes
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Four Quartets

    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With its intricate structure and imagery, Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T. S. Eliot's career. Its greatness is done full justice in this rendition by the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Containing some of the most melodic passages in modern poetry, Four Quartets blends the religious, the philosophical and the personal themes that preoccupied T. S. Eliot.

    Regular price: $15.48