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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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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?
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Dylan Thomas's rampant and enthralling wordplay, dancing impishly through the lives and loves of its characters with a roguish wink at their weaknesses, is here read as well as it was written. It swirls like a bubbling stream with an ebb and flow which matches its substance perfectly. With the lilt which only Welsh accents could give it, it is as close to music as poetry can be, glorying in one of the most musical accents in the English-speaking world, and the one in which it was originally given flesh and form. I cannot imagine it performed with more verve, subtlety and expressiveness.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
what an incredible collection, and so well read.
however, there is no way to find a poem you want in the audio without chapter markings! an unfortunate negligence.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful