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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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

The Essential Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas Welsh Poet Laureate; any reviewer can but provide a ghostly synopses enough to induce the work to be eagerly devoured. Let no reviewer exhibit the temerity to even indicate of ?better? performances than the authors own.
His ?idiosyncrasies? are his very being, the ear that captures the very essence of his environs the eyes that catch the very soul of its inhabitants and the mind that displays them for our purveyance, to have the privilege to hear HIS own voice is to overhear the original conversation simultaneously viewing the original image.
For an Englishman with Welsh antecedents Dylan Thomas provides an English window into a Welsh landscape, mine own reminiscences of ancient uncle basking on his coal bunker, suppers by aunts grandmothers clock are still as fresh as the childhood long gone, but who will want to hear them?
His recollections provide a prism showing author and subject in bright repose that you might share precious time in their company.
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- Barry

Book Details

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