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The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 4

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Publisher's Summary

The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music. Includes:

  • 'At Castle Boterel' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'Sweet and Low' by Alfred Tennyson
  • 'I Vow to Thee My Country' by Cecil Spring-Rice
  • 'And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time' by William Blake
  • 'The War Song of Dinas Vawr' by Thomas Love Peacock
  • 'A Shropshire Lad' by A.E. Housman
  • 'The Hill' by Rupert Brooke
  • 'Ode on Melancholy' by John Keats
  • 'The First Day' by Christina Rossetti
  • 'The Funeral' by John Donne

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  • Yon
  • 2016-07-18

Worst ever purchase from Audible

What would have made The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 4 better?

A refund, which I can't get.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

The sample sounded promising and the price was good so I thought, despite the lack of reviews, what's to lose?

Oy. This is a collection of unnamed narrators (there is no indication of who the narrator is for each poem) reading unnamed poems - there's no indication of what the poem is called or who wrote it.

This is accompanied by light classical music which at times overwhelms the narrator's voice. Not that it matters.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrators were mostly awful For example, whoever the mystery narrator of A E Housman's section was, the reading was in a peculiar nasal, flat accent. This may have been an attempt to approximate the local accent, i.e. to be 'authentic', but it was godawful and fake sounding.

Some sounded like old original recordings which were possibly of the poets themselves but you have no way of knowing this.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disgust, anger and sadness over the wasted money.

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