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    The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

    by Adam Nicolson ...
    Narrated by Roger Davis ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 14 min

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2019Wordsworth and Coleridge as you’ve never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and nature writing. Proof that poetry can change the world.It is the most famous year in English poetry. Out of it came The Ancient Mariner and ‘Kubla Khan’, as well as Coleridge’s unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Seven Ages

    Poetry with music

    Unabridged

    2 hours 34 min

    ‘One of the best anthologies of the year… An arresting, deeply moving collection of the best of British poetry read by a star-studded cast.’ The Independent This exceptional anthology, based on Lord Owen’s published anthology Seven Ages Poetry for a Lifetime, features many of Britain’s leading actors who have all given their services for charity. Shakespeare’s ‘seven ages’ speech (read by Sir Ian ... Read more

    $26.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Penguin Classics

    Narrated by Frank Turner ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 13 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is narrated by Singer/Songwriter and folk-punk icon Frank Turner. Frank Turner has released eight solo studio albums, the most recent of which was No Man's Land, which contained songs celebrating some of the most important women throughout history. This definitive edition is translated by Bernard O'Donoghue.Composed during the fourteenth century in ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Plum

    by Hollie McNish ...
    Narrated by Hollie McNish ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 24 min

    'She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes.' Kate TempestHollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum, her debut for Picador Poetry, is a wise, sometimes ... Read more

    $11.34 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Canterbury Tales

    Penguin Classics

    Unabridged

    16 hours 44 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Lesley Manville (winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress and known for Phantom Thread and Mum**), Derek Jacobi (winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and known for** Gladiator and Gosford Park**), Michael Balogun (known for** National Theatre Live: Macbeth**), Jay Bernard (writer o... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poetry Of William Cowper, The

    Unabridged

    58 min

    William Cowper was born 26th November 1731 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Traumatically he and his brother, John, were the only survivors, out of seven, to survive infancy. His mother died when he was six.His education, after several temporary schools, was stabilised at Westminster school. Here he established several life-long friendships and a dedication to Latin. Upon leaving he was articled to ... Read more

    $6.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Blues Comes With Good News

    The perfect gift for the poetry lover in your life

    by Sonny Hall ...
    Narrated by Sonny Hall ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 10 min

    Soul searching poetry for a new generation.Inspired by Diane di Prima, Rene Ricard, Henry Miller and others 'who tell it like it is', The Blues Comes with Good News is a collection of poems by prolific writer, Sonny Hall. The collection ranges from articulating addiction, self-destruction and identity, to romantic relationships, his journey to recovery and his unapologetic depiction of truth, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poetry Of Wordsworth, The

    Narrated by Cedric Hardwicke ...

    Unabridged

    39 min

    William Wordsworth was amongst the greatest of English Poets. Included here are selections that put into perspective his great talent. The works are brought beautifully to life by Sir Cedric Hardwicke. ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bethlehem

    A Christmas Poem

    Narrated by Carol Ann Duffy ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    Bethlehem is normally a quiet little town on the edge of the desert. But tonight, as dusk falls, there is a sense of something special in the air.An inn packed with revellers, shepherds sprawled on the grass, animals in their stables: everything will be changed when a bright star bearing news arrives in the sky.Carol Ann Duffy's evocative poem will transport you to Bethlehem, capturing the sights, ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Glass Half Full

    by Felix Dennis ...
    Narrated by Felix Dennis ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 22 min

    Multi-millionaires are not supposed to write poetry. It offends against natural justice. But following a life-threatening illness, Felix Dennis, the man behind the magazine publishing powerhouse responsible for The Week and Maxim found himself scribbling lines in the oddest situations - in business meetings, at social functions, on aeroplanes and even in his sleep. ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Essential John Milton

    series The Essential

    Unabridged

    9 hours 45 min

    This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton’s uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for ... Read more

    $82.34 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poetry Of Anne Bronte, The

    by Anne Bronte ...
    Narrated by Jo Wyatt ...

    Unabridged

    49 min

    Anne Bronte - An Introducton. In the small village of Haworth in Yorkshire the Bronte family created novels and poems that are still admired to this day around the world. The youngest of the three Bronte sisters, Anne, was born on 17th January 1820. The author of ‘Agnes Grey’ and ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ she was also a very talented poet as witnessed here in this collection. She died of ... Read more

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    Die Sonette

    Narrated by Jürgen Hentsch ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 32 min

    Die berühmten 154 Sonette des weltbekannten Dichters William Shakespeare: Inhaltlich mit dem übergeordneten Thema Liebe an die Sonette des Italieners Petrarca angelehnt, jedoch als englische Sonette in der Form abweichend, gehört dieser Gedichtzyklus zu den Klassikern der Weltliteratur. Neben Liebe geht es u.a. um das Älterwerden und Eifersucht. Die Sonette 1-126 richten sich an einen jungen Mann ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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    Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents

    by Vicky Arthurs ...
    Narrated by Vicky Arthurs ...

    Unabridged

    56 min

    This evocative poetry audiobook celebrates the bond between young and old, capturing time spent together and wonders shared. Inspired by childhood memories of her grandparents, Vicky Arthurs' vivid poems explore themes of love, war, nature and innocence. Some poems are seen through the eyes of a child, while others are remembrances and reimaginings of her grandparents' lives. Narrated with warmth ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sincerity

    Narrated by Carol Ann Duffy ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 32 min

    'Carol Ann Duffy is considered a top poet. But she deserves better. She deserves to outsell most of the novelists on your shelf ' ObserverThe effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet.Sincerity is Duffy’s final collection of poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated successor to the Costa ... Read more

    $11.34 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poetry of Andrew Marvell, The

    Unabridged

    59 min

    Andrew Marvell was born in Winestead-in-Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire on March 31st, 1621.He was educated at Hull Grammar School and at the age of 13, he attended Trinity College, Cambridge and eventually received his BA degree. It is thought that in 1642 Marvell traveled in Europe and, while England was embroiled in its civil war, remained there until 1647 mastering several ... Read more

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    Poetry of John Dryden, The

    Unabridged

    1 hour 4 min

    John Dryden was born on August 9th, 1631 in the village rectory of Aldwincle near Thrapston in Northamptonshire and grew up in a nearby village. In 1644 he was sent to Westminster School as a King's Scholar and then obtained his BA in 1654, graduating top of the list for Trinity College, Cambridge that year.Returning to London during The Protectorate, Dryden found work with Cromwell's Secretary of ... Read more

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    Coleridge - Selections

    Abridged

    53 min

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge stands tall among the pantheon of legendary English poets. Born in 1772 was a founder of the Romantic Movement and a member of the Lake Poets. Among the poems we bring you no this audiobooks are The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, Kubla Khan as well as Frost At midnight and other of his classics. ... Read more

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    The Great Poets - Lord Byron

    by Lord Byron ...
    Narrated by Simon Russell Beale ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    Today Byron is regarded as the ultimate romantic - a rebel, a Casanova and a man of intense, brooding passion. He was the most famous literary man of his time, and his poetry, endlessly witty and often insightful, was immensely popular and hugely influential. From the delicate romanticism of She Walks in Beauty to the evocative reflections of So We'll Go No More a Roving, Byron's poems were ... Read more

    $14.23 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poetry of Amy Levy, The

    by Amy Levy ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 19 min

    Amy Levy was born in London, England in 1861, the second of seven in a fairly wealthy Anglo-Jewish family. The children read and participated in secular literary activities and became firmly integrated into Victorian life.Her education was at Brighton High School, Brighton, before studies at Newnham College, Cambridge; she was the first Jewish student when she arrived in 1879, but left after four ... Read more

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    Sonnets of John Keats

    by John Keats ...
    Narrated by Todd Messinger ...

    Abridged

    44 min

    These crisply narrated sonnets are the best way to enjoy the work of John Keats. This collection contains nearly ever poem by Keats. Poems are meant to be enjoyed through audio. Whether you're a student or a fan of Keats, please enjoy!This book includes the following:Sonnet I to Sonnet XVII,A Dream, After Reading Dante's Episode Of Paulo And FrancescaAfter Dark Vapors Have Oppress'd Our PlainsAs ... Read more

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    John Betjeman A First Class Collection

    Unabridged

    2 hours 23 min

    Sir John Betjeman’s unique relationship with the BBC left a lasting legacy of poetry, readings and performances. A First Class Collection features a selection of some of his most memorable and best-loved poetry. Betjeman was one of the best-known and loved Poet Laureates and over a hundred years after his birth he continues to attract acclaim and admiration. Some of his fascinating BBC Archive ... Read more

    $11.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Seamus Heaney III Collected Poems (published 1996-2010)

    The Spirit Level; Electric Light; District and Circle; Human Chain

    by Seamus Heaney ...
    Narrated by Seamus Heaney ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 27 min

    Volume Three of the definitive collection of Seamus Heaney reading his own work, recorded in in 2009 by RTE. Volume Three contains four collections published between 1996 and 2010: The Spirit Level, Electric Light, District and Circle and Human Chain. To the RTE recordings Faber has added live readings by the poet of eleven poems from his twelfth and final collection, Human Chain (2010). ... Read more

    $32.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Great Poets William Wordsworth

    series The Great Poets 

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    William Wordsworth (17701850) was born in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly afterwards he settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy. Inspired in his early manhood by the French Revolution, he grew disillusioned with revolutionary politics and in later life became decidedly ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial