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This is an early translation from the Anglo-Saxon seventh-century epic poem, which is based on Norse legends of wars and monsters and tells of the heroic deeds of the warrior Beowulf.

Translated by A. Diedrich Wackerbarth. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ᛋᚳᚩᛏᛏ | 2/6/2014

    " I have had the pleasure of reading Beowulf half a dozen times since high school. It is in my estimation the most definitive and also the most entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brendon | 2/6/2014

    " For a society that was so into killing and fighting, the Anglo-Saxons sure didn't like to TALK about killing and fighting. It's like 90% descriptions of treasure and family lineage. But Heaney's translation is pretty interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dione Sage | 2/6/2014

    " I read this book in high school a long time ago and out of everything I read back then this is the one I most remember. I really enjoyed it, it sparked my interest in the Gaelic myths and from there really my interest in mythology all together. The back story is even cooler, the fact that it was written by an anonymous poet back around the 9th century as a heroic epic ode to Beowulf from Scandinavia is fascinating. All ancient/old myths and legends are extremely intriguing to me and I am sure it was even more impressive in the original version before it got translated and revised and yet revised again and again it was still an incredible read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luz | 1/19/2014

    " I wasn't sure what to expect before I read it, but I actually really liked it. If I hadn't gotten distracted I think I could've finished it a lot sooner, but instead I had to read most of it the night before class. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/5/2014

    " Read this book for AP English III, very corny very what i expected it to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 12/18/2013

    " Very enjoyable and accessible translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth | 11/3/2013

    " Definitely the best contemporary translation out there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bernadette Mikolajczyk | 10/31/2013

    " Obviously, this is a (re)read for me, but the Seamus Heaney translation is long overdue. I skim it every ten years. I still don't like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 9/24/2013

    " Interesting early tale. Good read and interesting historical perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Mecke | 9/11/2013

    " A lyrical yet accurate version of the original hero-must-slay-the-dragon story. An important source for Tolkien. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed Lehman | 9/8/2013

    " Hadn't read this since high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Longo | 7/23/2013

    " I discuss this book in my review of "Grendel." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 4/30/2013

    " Three sentence summary: Beowulf fights monster. Beowulf kills monster. Party, then repeat until dead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/6/2013

    " I have loved Beowulf since Elementary and I finaly own a copy. This one is great because it has the original text right beside the english translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Wright | 7/2/2012

    " The first known Anglo-Saxon work, this is a tale of bravery beyond reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherry Cular | 10/31/2009

    " I usually get bored reading epics but this is exceptional! I will read this book to my future children before they go to sleep. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick Edwards | 8/6/2009

    " I last read this in 1951. This time, I think I would have preferred a love story or mystery to reading about slaying Grendel and his mom with a sword. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 7/22/2009

    " Second time around, just as good as the first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William J. Meyer | 7/2/2008

    " I'd like to read Tolkien's translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine | 4/29/2008

    " This is a great example of an epic poem - while being short enough not to scare people away. You DO have to pay much attention to it to understand what's going on - I strongly recommend reading an annotated version in order to fully appreciate the piece. "

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