Brand New Ancients

  • by Kate Tempest
  • Narrated by Kate Tempest
  • 1 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry.
Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years; her dramatic poem "Brand New Ancients" won the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry. Tempest's wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap, and storytelling - combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist - has won her legions of followers all over the UK. Her remarkable stage presence is wholly audible in this poem, a spoken story written to be told with live music.
"Brand New Ancients" is the tale of two families and their intertwining lives, set against the background of the city and braided with classical myth. Here, Tempest shows how the old myths still live on in our everyday acts of violence, bravery, sacrifice and love - and that our lives make tales no less dramatic and powerful than those of the old gods .
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Customer Reviews

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A superb performance but why the music?

As usual, Kate Tempest gives a powerful rendition of her most famous work. However, in my opinion, the music is irritating and unnecessary.
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- Patrick

Kate Tempest is a Prophet of our times

Never for the squeamish, Kate Tempest brings her most formidable powers of wordsmithery to bear on a sadly every day tale of broken lives and missed opportunities. Masterful and soaring. Don't miss this.
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- Jollyj68

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd