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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,952 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keats Narrator: Douglas Hodge Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Born in 1795, tragically dead of consumption by age 26, John Keats was one of the greatest English Romantic poets. During his brief life, he composed many poems and odes that are considered among the finest and most passionate ever written. Lush, sensuous, rhythmic, and surprising, they captivate the senses and fascinate the mind. 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 Lisa Sweet | 2/7/2014

    " Swoon! I can always read Keats. What a master at construction, meter, and rhyme. If you give his poems enough time, I feel they reveal his complex philosophy on life too. It is truly tragic that he died so young and didn't have more time to live his life and expand his craft. Fantastic poetry that's not too hard to work through but ever so rewarding as you do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 2/7/2014

    " I am usually not a fan of highly structured poetry but I found these to be refreshing and quite enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mikki Joiner | 2/6/2014

    " This rating is a personal response to Keats' poetry. It bores me to tears and evokes nothing within me. I love poetry- but only that which makes me feel something and his works don't do that for me. Perhaps this is because I was forced to study it for my VCE literature class but I think it's more because its all about fairy clouds and love. It lacks intensity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 2/3/2014

    " Far and away my favorite poet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vamsikrishna Tm | 2/1/2014

    " Am not here to give a rating or review for Keats Poetry,Just wanted to share my experience. When i am sixteen, first time read the 'La belle dame sans merci' a ballad by Keats..Amazing imagination....Before reading Keat's poetry...i never know that poetry can have such a powerful impact on a person. I haven't read all the poems of Keats but after reading 'La belle dame sans merci' and 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever' he has become one of my favourite. 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever' comes in 'Endymion-Book1'.I have read few poems they are good. Endymion is a handsome Greek youth who was visited every night by the moon goddess Selene, who loved him. How Romatic....!!!!! . If u likes romantic poetry , for english read 'The Poems of John Keats' . If you want to read something similar in Telugu, read 'amrutham kurisina ratri' by Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dyani | 1/29/2014

    " The poems are, of course, excellent, but the print is tiny...makes for somewhat unpleasant reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/25/2014

    " Some beautiful writing; just a shame he died young. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/24/2014

    " really mixed bag. some great poems and some with context that was too antiquated for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/14/2014

    " One of my favorite poets - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carola Garam | 12/19/2013

    " I would seriously marry this guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hriday | 11/24/2013

    " Very touching. To be read with a leisurely mind. But i found the language quite complicated due to myriad references to Greek mythology - so missed out the context altogether. But those few poems i could understand, i appreciated thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/8/2013

    " Pocket sized and can fit into most average sized purses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Baylee | 9/3/2013

    " Una bellissima edizione economica per uno dei grandi poeti romantici inglesi. Consigliatissima a tutti gli appassionati di poesia. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 6/4/2012

    " These poems were too deep for me to understand and was not romantic to me in any way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/24/2010

    " This was my first favorite. When I was a young teen, I carried this collection around everywhere I went. I still have it. It's held together with duct tape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 6/9/2010

    " Studied him many times in college, even visited the "Ode to a Nightingale" tree and home in London, but never fell in love until I saw "Bright Star" a brilliant new film about Keats. Now I'm hooked on his Poetry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asra Ghouse | 11/1/2008

    " Keats' natural flow of words when coupled with his interest for knowledge creates the most enjoyable poems for anyone with a love for poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa Esteban | 8/8/2008

    " Some of my favourite poems by Keats are there, a good ensemble in my opinion. Sums up pretty much everything he wrote. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inna Shpitzberg | 9/10/2007

    " I just love good poetry. Keats is one of the bests. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/26/2007

    " some poems were magical. some were very lengthy and boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriangkrai Vathanalaoha | 12/8/2006

    " I prefer to the poem called "The Ode to Nightingale" for the rest of the book. It's quite completely thrilled to take a glimpse on it. (Although it's a tough task for a beginner reader, that's for sure.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Gan | 9/17/2006

    " The verses approach the sublime, especially in the odes, with their sensuous imagery and unexpected metaphors. I found it hard to fully sink my teeth into the narrative poems, inspired by classical mythology; when it comes to rendering the English landscape, though, Keats is quite peerless. "

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About the Author
Author John Keats

John Keats (1795–1821) was an English romantic poet. Along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, he was one of the key figures in the second generation of the romantic movement, despite the fact that his work had been in publication for only four years before his death. During his life, his poems were not generally well received by critics; however, after his death, his reputation grew to the extent that by the end of the nineteenth century he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He has had a significant influence on a diverse range of later poets and writers. His poetry is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popularly read and analyzed.

About the Narrator

Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls, and Inadmissible Evidence. He played the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes’ musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.