The Classic Fifty Poems

  • by John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christopher Marlowe
  • Narrated by Philip Levine, Paul Muldoon
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Fifty Poems presents the "top 50" poems of all time. Determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compliers, and arranged in order of popularity, each author's work is illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon, who offers insights into the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style. Newly revised, and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets, The Classic Fifty Poems is a feast for poetry lovers.


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While there is nothing wrong with the narration of this audiobook, there is a background noise to it. As if there is a conversation going on behind the main narration but you cannot make out any words. I am not very happy about it as it is very distracting at times.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2001
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books