The Nation's Favourite Poems

  • by BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise, Emma Fielding
  • 2 hrs and 1 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

In a nationwide poll conducted by BBC Television's Bookworm to find the nation's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's "If" was voted number one. This compilation brings together over 40 poems from the poll, including the top 10, all stirringly read by John Nettles, Siobhàn Redmond, Greg Wise, and Emma Fielding.

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The Nation's Favourite Poems

This really is excellent, all the readers are very, very good but I feel John Nettles shines, especially his reading of the 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. Unfortunately this is, in my opinion, the weak point as it gives us all of this epic and I would have been happier with the inclusion of some of the other poems in the book which have been omitted. Or indeed have a longer CD (or download).
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- Peter

Bad format, two chapters

I loved both the poems and narrators great performance. However, I'm really disappointed with the format of this audiobook, there's only two chapters. It will be nearly impossible to find a specific poem, unless it has been bookmarked, which should not be necessary. I really wish they could have made each poem as a chapter or maybe at least grouped them by author.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited