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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

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    The Odyssey

    Penguin Classics

    Narrated by George Blagden ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 45 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by George Blagden, star of Versailles and Vikings. This definitive recording is translated by E.V. Rieu, revised by D.C.H. Rieu, and contains an introduction by Peter Jones.The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Autobiography of Red

    by Anne Carson ...
    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 55 min

    The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional recreation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Essential Edgar Allan Poe

    With a biography by Roy McMillan

    Unabridged

    7 hours 30 min

    Released to coincide with the two-hundredth anniversary of the author’s birth in January 1809, this selection of well-loved chilling tales from the master of the supernatural is a perfect Christmas gift. The short stories include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This release also features ... Read more

    $34.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    El infinito en un junco

    La invención de los libros en el mundo antiguo

    by Irene Vallejo ...
    Narrated by Elena Silva ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 59 min

    EL ENSAYO REVELACIÓN DE LA TEMPORADAPREMIO NACIONAL DE ENSAYO 2020De humo, de piedra, de arcilla, de seda, de piel, de árboles, de plástico y de luz...Un recorrido por la vida del libro y de quienes lo han salvaguardado durante casi treinta siglos.Premio el Ojo Crítico de Narrativa 2019Prólogo narrado por la autoraEste es un libro sob... ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Counting Descent

    by Clint Smith ...
    Narrated by Clint Smith ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 2 min

    Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

    by Lana Del Rey ...
    Narrated by Lana Del Rey ...

    Unabridged

    39 min

    The New York Times bestselling debut book of poetry from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.“Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and ... Read more

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    The Odyssey

    The Fitzgerald Translation

    by Homer ...
    Narrated by Dan Stevens ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 15 min

    "In classical Greece men called rhapsodes memorized and recited “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey.” My own rhapsode is the English actor Dan Stevens, whom fans of “Downton Abbey” will know as Matthew Crawley. He’s been performing the Robert Fitzgerald translation, and no Hellene could do it better." — Wall Street JournalRobert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Odyssey

    by Homer ...
    Narrated by Ian McKellen ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 3 min

    The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, the energy and poetry of Homer's original is captured in a bold, contemporary idiom, giving us an edition of The Odyssey that is a joy to listen to, worth savoring treasuring for its sheer lyrical mastery. This audiobook is sure to delight both the classicist and the ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Poetic Edda

    Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes

    Narrated by Jackson Crawford ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 25 min

    “The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a thirteenth-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion’s share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of ... Read more

    $16.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Iliad

    A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

    Narrated by Dominic Keating ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 46 min

    With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan WarComposed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the ... Read more

    $34.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gilgamesh

    A New English Version

    Unabridged

    4 hours 5 min

    This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3,700-year-old classic, delivering a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is, how filled with intelligence and beauty. It is the story of literature's first hero, an historical king of Uruk in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than eighty never-before-published poems.Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever ... Read more

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    Beowulf

    Narrated by Seamus Heaney ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 13 min

    A New York Times Bestseller and Whitbread Book of the Year.Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, ... Read more

    $17.47 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    A New Verse Translation

    by Anonymous ...
    Narrated by Bill Wallis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 43 min

    The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous English poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous ... Read more

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    Paradise Lost

    by John Milton ...
    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 11 min

    John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds-heaven, hell, and earth-as Satan and his band of ... Read more

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    Pillow Thoughts

    Narrated by Courtney Peppernell ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 32 min

    Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions, read by the author herself. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    At Blackwater Pond

    Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver

    by Mary Oliver ...
    Narrated by Mary Oliver ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour

    Mary Oliver has published twenty-one volumes of poetry and six books of prose in the span of five decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. With At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver gives her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this audio, she has recorded forty of her favorite poems, spanning her career from Dream Work through New and ... Read more

    $14.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Iliad

    Translated by Ian Johnston

    by Homer ...
    Narrated by Anton Lesser ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 41 min

    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word. Anton Lesser, one of Britain’s finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative ... Read more

    $81.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Beowulf

    Narrated by Stephen Mitchell ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 8 min

    Stephen Mitchell's marvelously clear and vivid rendering recreates the robust masculine music of the original. It both hews closely to the Old English and captures its wild energy and vitality, not just as a deep "work of literature" but also as a rousing entertainment that can still stir our feelings and rivet our attention today, after more than a thousand years. This new translation - spare, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Don't Call Us Dead

    Poems

    by Danez Smith ...
    Narrated by Danez Smith ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 15 min

    Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Boy They Tried to Hide

    The true story of a son, forgotten by society

    by Shane Dunphy ...
    Narrated by Shane Dunphy ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 23 min

    The Boy They Tried to Hide is the startling, true account of how truth is sometimes stranger than fiction ...Shane Dunphy was working as a resource teacher in a rural town when he was approached by the mother of one of his pupils, seeking help. She is worried for her troubled young son, who has been found leaving the house late at night to go deep into the woods near their home. He has spoken of ... Read more

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    The Canterbury Tales

    Narrated by Martin Jarvis, a full cast ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 49 min

    At the Tabard Inn, thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales to help pass the time and that the host of the inn will judge the tales and reward the best storyteller with a free supper upon their return.Thus we hear, translated into modern English, ... Read more

    $31.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Kalevala

    Narrated by Keith Bosley ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 22 min

    The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer’s Odyssey. However, the Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbours: it is primarily poetic, ... Read more

    $73.98 USD or free with audiobook trial