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Poetry History & Criticism Audiobooks

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    The Ode Less Travelled

    Unlocking the Poet Within

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Narrated by Stephen Fry ...


    9 hours 2 min

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Ode Less Travelled, written and read by Stephen Fry.Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes.Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    Collection of Rumi's Poetry, A

    Poems on Love, Life, and Faith

    by Rumi ...
    Narrated by Marilyn Mindling ...


    1 hour 17 min

    Enjoy this wonderfully narrated audio book of a collection of Rumi's most beloved poetry. A great listen for everyone! ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: With Pearl and Sir Orfeo

    Narrated by Terry Jones ...


    4 hours 27 min

    A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two poems by an unknown author written in about 1400. Sir Gawain is a romance, a fairy-tale for adults, full of life and colour; but it is also much more than this, being at the same time a powerful moral ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Penguin Classics

    Narrated by Frank Turner ...


    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

    $15.99 AUD

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    Four Quartets

    read by Ralph Fiennes

    by T. S. Eliot ...
    Narrated by Ralph Fiennes ...


    52 min

    Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T.S. Eliot's career as a poet. While containing some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in twentieth-century poetry, its four parts, 'Burnt Norton', 'East Coker', 'The Dry Salvages' and 'Little Gidding', present a rigorous meditation on the spiritual, philosophical and personal themes which preoccupied the author. It was the way in which ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    The Necessary Aptitude

    A Memoir

    by Pam Ayres ...
    Narrated by Pam Ayres ...


    12 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'NEXT, I APPLIED TO WORK IN THE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT, a sealed room where women operated clattering machines like enormous typewriters. After I had catastrophically and erroneously applied all the wrong information to several trolley loads of documents and lumbered the staff with weeks of corrective work, I was shown the door by a tight-lipped manageress. I knew what was ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Leaves of Grass

    by Walt Whitman ...
    Narrated by Robin Field ...


    18 hours 49 min

    One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daring new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. His poems have been woven into the very fabric of the American character and have continued to provide inspiration to people and poets for generations.Leaves of Grass is Whitman's masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style and combining ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    Leaves of Grass


    19 hours 5 min

    Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience.In 1855, an answer came with Leaves of Grass.Today, this masterful collection remains not only a seminal event in American literature but also the incomparable achievement of one of America’s greatest poets—an exuberant, passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Shakespeare’s Book: The Intertwined Lives Behind the First Folio

    Narrated by Philip Pope ...


    11 hours 44 min

    ‘A lively picture of multiple operators scrambling to steal a march on the competition . . . Lavishly detailed’FINANCIAL TIMES‘This is Shakespearean scholarship at its best, brilliantly researched yet compulsively readable. It's a book for our times, enduringly fascinating and appealing to both enthusiasts and the general reader. Highly recommended!’ ALISON WEIRFINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE SUMMER ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Trump Rhymes-Surviving Trump Times

    Narrated by Robbyn Ackner ...


    43 min

    A humorous and thought provoking take on the crazy events that occurred during the 2016 election season and right up through the inauguration, centering around that whirlwind of narcissistic sociopath himself, Donald Trump.25 Poems about Trump, his rogues gallery of supporters and opponents, as well the media chronicling it. If you feel ready to burst into tears at any moment, this book will offer ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None


    12 hours 23 min

    Zarathustra" is my brother's most personal work; it is the history of his most individual experiences, of his friendships, ideals, raptures, bitterest disappointments and sorrows. Above it all, however, there soars, transfiguring it, the image of his greatest hopes and remotest aims. My brother had the figure of Zarathustra in his mind from his very earliest youth: he once told me that even as a ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Das Leben ist sinnlos, wenn du nicht liebst

    Eine poetische Hymne auf das Wunder des Seins

    Narrated by Jens Böttcher ...


    1 hour 10 min

    "Das Leben ist sinnlos, wenn du nicht liebst" Das neue Hörbuch des bekannten Schriftstellers und Musikers Jens Böttcher, u.a. Gewinner des Kulturpreises "Blauer Löwe" und ausgezeichnet mit dem Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. "Das Leben ist sinnlos, wenn du nicht liebst" ist eine in zauberhaft poetischer Sprache verfasste Hymne auf die heilsame Kraft der Liebe – ein lyrischer, berührender ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    150 известных стихотворений

    Series series Великая поэзия


    1 hour 48 min

    «Я помню чудное мгновенье...», «Белеет парус одинокой...», «Умом Россию не понять...», «Шепот, робкое дыханье...», «Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека...», «Мне нравится, что Вы больны не мной...», «Не жалею, не зову, не плачу...», «Сжала руки под темной вуалью...» — строки, которые знают миллионы читателей. Поэтические произведения, ставшие выражением чувств и стремлений целых поколений. В сборник вошли ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

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    William Shakespeare - A Tribute in Verse


    1 hour 2 min

    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon in late April 1565 and baptized there on 26th April. He was one of eight children. Little is known about his life but what is evident is the enormous contribution he has made to World Literature. His writing was progressive, magnificent in scope, and breathtaking in execution. His plays and sonnets helped enable the English language to speak with ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    العقد الفريد - الجزء الثامن


    5 hours 26 min

    العقد الفريد هو كتاب من تأليف ابن عبد ربه الأندلسي (ت. 328 هـ)، يعتبر من أمهات كتاب الأدب العربي . الكتاب موسوعة أدبية، تجمع بين المختارات الشعرية والنثرية، ولمحات من التاريخ والأخبار، مع الأخذ بنظرات في البلاغة والنقد مع شيء من العروض والموسيقى، وإشارات للأخلاق والعادات. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Passion & Provocation: Selected Poems

    Narrated by Judith Partelow ...


    2 hours 30 min

    “Here are poems for the people, reflections of deep sorrow and joy that cover the spectrum of a lifetime—a distillation of passion and pain. Judith Partelow speaks from the heart, shines a light into the soul, captures the fragility of life, and conveys complex emotional experiences with clarity. This collection is truly a treasure.”– Lily Poritz Miller, author, former editor at The Macmillan ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Summary of Richard F. Thomas's Why Bob Dylan Matters

    Narrated by Digital Voice Matt G ...


    47 min

    This audiobook is narrated by a digital voice.Listen to the Summary of Richard F. Thomas's Why Bob Dylan Matters in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. "Why Bob Dylan Matters" by Richard F. Thomas is an exploration of Bob Dylan's music and its enduring legacy, drawing parallels between Dylan's work and ancient Greek and Roman poetry. Thomas, a classics professor, ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    One Poet's Journey: A Picture Book of Poems

    Narrated by J. Arthur Scott ...


    1 hour 26 min

    "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is a society where non intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in it's roar:I love not man the less, but nature more"-Lord Byron ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    60 Poemas de Amor en Español

    La colección más Bella de Poemas del Mundo

    by Josyie Anifka ...
    Narrated by Voz Digital Lucía G ...


    1 hour 3 min

    Este audiolibro está narrado por una voz digital.En el silencio de la noche, cuando el corazón late con fuerza y el alma busca su complemento, las palabras se vuelven versos y los versos se convierten en la expresión más pura del amor.Imagínate un lugar donde los sentimientos más profundos y puros se transforman en palabras que tocan el alma y el corazón. Ese lugar existe, y es el universo de la ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    A Poetry Handbook

    by Mary Oliver ...
    Narrated by Kimberly Farr ...


    3 hours 33 min

    “Mary Oliver would probably never admit to anything so grandiose as an effort to connect the conscious mind and the heart (that’s what she says poetry can do), but that is exactly what she accomplishes in this stunning little handbook.”—Los Angeles TimesFrom the beloved, legendary poet, the ultimate guide to writing and understanding poetry.With passion and wit, Mary Oliver skillfully imparts ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

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    Invisible Listeners

    Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery

    by Helen Vendler ...
    Narrated by Marguerite Gavin ...


    2 hours 37 min

    When a poet addresses a living person - whether friend or enemy, lover or sister - we recognize the expression of intimacy. But what impels poets to leap across time and space to speak to invisible listeners, seeking an ideal intimacy - George Herbert with God, Walt Whitman with a reader in the future, John Ashbery with the Renaissance painter Francesco Parmigianino? In Invisible Listeners, Helen ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Elogio de la belleza

    Un poemario sobre la belleza del mundo y de la vida

    Narrated by Álex Ugarte ...


    16 min

    ✔️POESÍA PARA DISFRUTAR DE LA VIDA✔️En este poemario su autor reflexiona sobre la vida, la superación del dolor y la belleza de la naturaleza y del mundo. Es una obra breve, pero intensa, inspirada en Walt Whitman y en los haikús japoneses. Los poemas que conforman este libro transmiten optimismo, alegría por vivir y el deseo de disfrutar de las maravillas que nos rodean.LOS LECTORES DE TODO EL ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Poetry of the 16th Century, The


    1 min

    The ships of Europe explore the globe. The Age of Mercantilism sets the stage for centuries to come. The Reformation is underway and scientific thinking begins to challenge the Church even as Nation falls upon Nation.In the Americas and Asia ancient empires clash. Cultures resonate and express themselves with the fruit of the Ottoman, Safavid, Moghul, and Chinese expansion.In England the ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Black Romantic Revolution

    Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery

    by Matt Sandler ...
    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...


    7 hours 29 min

    The prophetic poetry of slavery and its abolition During the pitched battle over slavery in the United States, Black writers-enslaved and free-allied themselves with the cause of abolition and used their art to advocate for emancipation and to envision the end of slavery as a world-historical moment of possibility. These Black writers borrowed from the European tradition of Romanticism-lyric ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD