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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Written by: Robert Frost
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Drawing upon everyday incidents, common situations, and rural imagery, Robert Frost fashioned poetry of great lyrical beauty and potent symbolism. His language is simple, clear, and colloquial, yet dense with meaning and wider significance. This brilliant collection features some of Frost's greatest works, including "The Road Not Taken", "Into My Own", "Asking for Roses", "Mending Wall", "The Death of the Hired Man", "In the Home Stretch", "Meeting and Passing", and more. The words of this quintessential American poet come to life in the performances by Alfre Woodard, Arte Johnson, Elliott Gould, Joel Grey, Melissa Manchester, and others.

Public Domain (P)1992, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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  • Info Seeker
  • 2017-09-25

Maybe not the poems you were hoping for

Would you try another book from Robert Frost and/or the narrators?

I've been looking for a good recording of Robert Frost's poems for years. Unfortunately, this isn't it. Very few of my favorite poems are included, and many of the ones that are in the recording are dark and depressing. The narrators are mostly good, but I wouldn't specifically seek them out for other readings.

Has The Poetry of Robert Frost turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I love recorded poetry and will continue to buy it.

What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

For me, the background music was distracting and unnecessary. Other people might feel differently however.

Was The Poetry of Robert Frost worth the listening time?

Yes, but I doubt I'll listen to the whole thing again. Next time I'll mark the times of specific poems that I like, and skip the rest.

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  • Vicky
  • GA, United States
  • 2016-02-16

Beautifully performed masterpieces!

It was. a pleasure to discover more of the lovely poetry of one of my favorite poets. I'd memorized "Stopping by Woods" in grade school. I'd no idea what waited hidden among the rest. The Hired Man, The Impulse, and so many more jewels like hidden treasure saved for a later time in my life. Maybe I'd not have appreciated them as much as a child.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-09-02

Country Poems and Memories

One of his most famous Poems, Home burial, is among this collection of country poetry. It's a must to listen to these poems well as to have them your library.

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  • Mark
  • FORT WORTH, TX, United States
  • 2016-02-13

Older audio recording

What made the experience of listening to The Poetry of Robert Frost the most enjoyable?

The poems are gorgeous. I'm not a fan of the constant background music. The audio recordings were "remastered", but not very well. Audio quality is not great.
The actors reading are very good.

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  • William E. Hendry
  • 2016-01-21

Noble

Would you listen to The Poetry of Robert Frost again? Why?

I've had the complete collection for 25 years and it is so much better to have these gtreat poems read by professional performers. I hope my college English prof, Miss Brown who loved RFrost is listening with me - she always had that dainty little pink hanky in the corner of her eyes....ode to you Miss Brown

What did you like best about this story?

all

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

priceless

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Making the reckless Choice And Gone

Any additional comments?

I hope you will make volume 2. The soft musical background was a treat.

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  • jason
  • 2015-08-25

It's Robert effing Frost!

So great to listen to in the evenings, or when you need a little optimism and even when you need a jolt of inspiration.

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  • D. A. Smith
  • 2019-02-11

Poor audio quality, annoying music

This is an old recording of excellent poetry well read. Under the circumstances, one could forgive the poor audio quality, but it has had gratuitous music layered in, possibly when it was remastered. The cadence of the music often conflicts with the cadence of the speaker.

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  • Dan Rivers
  • 2018-12-20

i bought the audiobook but did not received it

Poor service. I want my credit returned or the book down loaded. My experience e with the review is as poor as it was with the delivery service.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-01

Wonderful collection of poetry

Great collection of poetry, overall great reading of the pieces & interesting poems selected for the collection.

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  • Larry Cowsert
  • Saint Louis, MO USA
  • 2017-11-24

Beautiful Poetry Beautifully Reaf

The poetry of Robert Frost is do gentle, real, and human. When read by talented performers with dynamic voices, his words are even more moving.