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4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dante Alighieri Narrator: Heathcote Williams Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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I have been in the Heaven that takes up most of his light, and saw things there that those who descend from that height cannot speak of or forget....

Led by his guide, Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy, he encounters the just rulers and holy saints of the Church. The horrors of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory are left far behind. Ultimately, in Paradise, Dante is granted a vision of God's Heavenly court: the angels, the Blessed Virgin, and God Himself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 11/7/2011

    " Read this in college. Not sure I would have liked it on my own. Helps to have an enthusiastic professor! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 10/30/2011

    " Greatest piece of writing after the Bible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla | 10/25/2011

    " Extremely difficult to read; but with the time and energy... Masterpiece! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/22/2011

    " If it were published today, it would need serious improvements in the narrative form to keep up with the style of modern fantasy literature. Nevertheless, it has stood the test of time and deservedly retains the title of a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Signoranimal | 10/21/2011

    " Difficult book, I have not finished it, yet. I will retake it sometime in the future "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 José-contemplates-Saturn's Aurora | 10/13/2011

    " Five stars is not enough.Many stars for this poet of stellar dimensions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandee | 10/2/2011

    " I just loved it. Enough said. :)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/27/2011

    " The great effort was worth it .... very fun to read aloud with my high schooler a snippet at a time and digest each part with its footnotes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 9/26/2011

    " I can't comment on the quality of the translation, but I love the books. The Inferno is the best of the three (duh), but Paradiso is quite good. Purgatory is a bit of a grind, though (duh). "

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About the Author
Author Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), one of the greatest poets in the Italian language, was born in Florence and later banished from there for his political activities. His philosophical-political poem La Commedia, later called La Divina Commedia, is considered a masterpiece of world literature.