Troilus and Criseyde
- Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
- Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-09-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
Nevill Coghill's matchless translation skilfully transmits the genius and vigor of Chaucer's 14th-century romantic poem, widely regarded as his finest achievement. Listen as probably the greatest love poem of the Middle Ages comes alive, combining elements of comedy and tragedy to form an exquisite tale of romantic love and human frailty.
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By Bruce Herr on 26-03-15
Love Won and Lost, in Rhyme Royal
The story and the poem are matchless -- who am I to review Chaucer? The narration I found somewhat problematic. For some reason the narrator found it appropriate to use a tongue-in-cheek, almost mocking tone throughout; I would have preferred if he had played it straight up. The Rhyme Royal in which the poem is written lends itself to a sort of rollicking, sing-song cadence, which could have been minimized had the narrator not paused at the end of the enjambed lines. Thanks to Audible for making this classic available in an audio format.
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By Kennedy on 06-08-17
Love has not much changed since the 1500s.
Love has not much changed since the 1500s. The many voices of Twitter have merely replaced the single voice of Pandarus. Oh yeah, but then Twitter is equivalent to a Greek chorus.