The Essential Dylan Thomas

  • by Dylan Thomas
  • Narrated by Dylan Thomas, Richard Bebb, Jason Hughes, Richard Burton
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one audiobook the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of "Under Milk Wood", with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how "Under Milk Wood" grew gradually in his imagination.
This collection includes "Under Milk Wood", "Return Journey to Swansea", and "And death shall ahve no dominion" and other poems. It also includes "Memories of Christmas", "The Peaches", "The Outing", "The Followers", "Do not go gentle into that good night", and other poems.
Thomas was a charismatic if idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories and here is a representative selection.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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This is a book of poetry: but!

The performances are powerful renditions of wonderful poetry and prose, a delight to listen to, an opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of the written and spoken word. However, it is still a 'book' of poetry, but one which seems impossible to navigate; yes it does have chapter numbers, but each chapter is of considerable length, the delight of a book of poetry is to flick through the pages to a favourite poem and read it: why should an audio book of the same material be any different? Alas, many of the books of poetry purchased from Audible seem to have this deficiency and it is very frustrating. Of course you can listen and bookmark various sections, poems etc: but shouldn't the publishers have already done this? It is very disappointing and detracts from the enjoyment of the collection. For challenges such as this Audible offer no star rating - so I suggest a 0 rating for recording navigation.
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- peter revill

close your eyes and spoil yourself

I cannot tell you how powerful this recording is, how vivid and entrancing are the images it paints.
Play it to your children and let them hear the richness of english, let them hear the townsfolk as they dream. It might just be better than eastenders - innit?
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- Neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks