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Great Poets of the Romantic Age

By: William Blake,William Wordsworth,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,John Keats,Lord Byron,John Clare
Narrated by: Michael Sheen
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Publisher's Summary

"The Tyger"… "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"…"Ode to the West Wind"…"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"…"Ode to a Nightingale"…"We’ll go no more a-roving"…"The Peasant Poet"

‘All good poetry,’ wrote Wordsworth, ‘is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’ and this was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets.

With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

©1994 Naxos AudioBooks (P)1994 Naxos AudioBooks

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Inspirational, beautiful and timeless

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I have now forgotten how many times I listened and relistened to this collection. The narrators bring each poems to life and several times the words brings ears to my eyes. These poems are timeless and touches the heart. I turn to these poets when I need inspiration to write, I listen to this when I need to remember what true beauty is, and basically anytime I can. The romantic poets speaks directly to the heart, so if you love poetry, this is a must have. If you don't like poetry, you should also get it and they will remind you of the power of words to create something immortal.

Just beautiful and the music really helps to separate the different poet sections so it's easier to keep track. I haven't found another collection of different poets that is so good. Doesn't matter if you don't understand poetry; listen to the words let their rhythm and emotion take you away, and that is the highest form of understanding. Forget about the world and allow yourself the luxury to enter pure sensation

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7.0/10– Byron and Coleridge top notch, the rest flop

Skip to Byron and Rime of the Ancient Mariner for the magic. The rest are decent to slow, repetitive.

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  • 06-08-22

Definitely Worthwhile!!

I will listen to it again and again with great pleasure. It is an excellently performed canonical selection.

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  • Thomas
  • 12-07-17

Excellent

A great selection of poems surveying the keys of the major canon. Thoroughly enjoyed Michael Sheens renditions particularly of Blake. Will be looking for work by him in future.

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  • ColonelJames
  • 10-29-17

Lovely reading by Michael Sheen

This was a real pleasure to listen to. The readings are very dramatic but well judged I think. Michael Sheen has a great voice. I have never better appreciated these poems.

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  • S. Todd
  • 10-11-20

Make time your friend and stop awhile

Delight in a journey through Romantic poetry, beautifully rescucitated by Michael Sheen. His voice shifts and shapes to capture each poet's phrasing and meaning.
From soothing reverence to nature till the depths of murderous despair, he shall lead you if you but allow him in.

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  • David M.
  • 06-13-20

Inspiring, gut wrenching, and heartbreaking.

This is the best Audiobook I have 'ever' heard, 2nd is the 'Poetic Edda'.......Thus so far anyway. :)

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  • Emil Veselinov Milanov
  • 01-31-21

A great selection

An excellent listen for a cold, quiet winter afternoon. Just let the words guide you and dream.