The Great Poets: Robert Burns

  • by Robert Burns
  • Narrated by Forbes Masson
  • 1 hrs and 19 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), one of the most popular of poets, was celebrated in 2009. A pioneer of the Romantic movement, works such as "A Red, Red Rose", "A Man's a Man for a' That", and the ubiquitous "Auld Lang Syne", have made him an international figure. Naxos AudioBooks' popular Great Poets series marked the anniversary with this audio, bringing together all the key works.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Actor Forbes Masson is equal to the task of representing his countryman's poetry. This selection of Burns's poetry provides a fine sample of the Scottish Bard's canon, ranging from short songs to long narratives. Masson's pronunciation of the Scots versions of the poems is replete with the sounds only a native speaker can produce. He brings his skill as a performer to the different characters of Burns's poetry, from pensive lovers to social critics. His voice is rich, and his pronunciation of Scots is pitch-perfect. Masson's performances range from the gentle and sweet "Red, Red Rose" to the blistering "Holy Willie's Prayer." All those who celebrate a Burns supper in January will appreciate how Forbes Masson brings Burns to this century.

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Engaging and Enlightening

loved it. The narrator was perfect and brought it to life. An enjoyable listen for all!
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- Lorraine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-10-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks