The Poets' Corner

  • by John Lithgow
  • Narrated by John Lithgow, Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, Glenn Close, Gary Sinese
  • 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This unique package provides a unique poetry experience from one of today's most beloved performers. John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud". William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. Family members can take turns listening to these poems and enjoy how each comes to life through the spoken word in this engaging poetry collection.

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Perfect poetry collection

I really enjoyed this collection: both Lithgow's commentary which was insightful and funny, and hearing the different, sometimes familiar voices reciting the poems. There is a lot of a variety here and so for most listeners, there will be old and new favourites. This is a lovely collection to have and to give - you can't really go wrong.
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- Anna

fully educational

This is for me a full introduction into British poetry and not only as I am from Romania.I loved some I hated some but kept the knowledge. I like the voice and personality of the author that adds to creating athmosphere.I am fully delighted in this purchase.
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- luizav

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio