• by Anonymous
  • Narrated by Crawford Logan
  • 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The oldest long poem in Old English, written about AD 1,000, Beowulf tells the story of a great warrior of southern Scandinavia, in both youth and maturity. The monster Grendel terrorizes the Scyldings of Hrothgar's Danish Kingdom until Beowulf defeats him. As a result, he has to face her enraged mother. Beowulf dies after a battle against a fierce dragon.
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What the Critics Say

"Common to every experience of Beowulf is the sense that its poetry reaches, somehow like lightning, to the core of what we understand about ourselves stripped to basics, even amid the twentieth-century world of central heating and computers." ( Humanities)


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A great classic, well translated and standing the test of time, definitely worth listening to.
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- mr b t adams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-11-2006
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks