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Download Paul Revere's Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamlin Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (864 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Narrator: David Thorn Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Old poems of exciting events for the children in all of us.

Paul Revere's exciting midnight ride to warn all the neighbors in the countryside that the British were coming ... one light if by land and two if by sea.

And The Pied Piper of Hamelin...got rid of the pesty hated rats, but when the villagers refused to pay for his services, the Pied Piper took matters into his own hands...and the villagers paid a very dear price, indeed, in the end.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Browning

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 1882) was a popular American poet and teacher. Longfellow was also reknown for his translations of classical texts from French, Italian and Spanish.

Longfellow's lasting legacy is his lyric poetry, Paul Revere's Ride, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline are his masterpieces.

Robert Browning (1812 1889) was a British poet and playwright, famous for his monologues evoking character and scene. Married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert was the subject of her famous poem How Do I Love Thee?.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/20/2014

    " I love this poem by Longfellow. The book takes the poem and adds beautiful art by Ted Rand to illustrate Longfellow's tribute to Paul Revere. Beautiful words coupled with lovely paintings make this a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/19/2014

    " Fantastic illustrations! My kids memorized the entire poem by reading this book every day for several months. They never got tired of reading it, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara Lynn | 2/8/2014

    " My mother read this to me for the first time when I was younger. At the time, I believe that it was a children's illustrated copy, and might have been edited a little for a younger audience. I picked up this copy as a teenager, and read it for the first time as an adult. Although I love the poem itself, as a student of history in college, I was a little disappointed to find that like so many other moments in American history, Revere's famous ride was greatly exaggerated. The ride was completed by three men, and Revere didn't ride into Concord. Still, it's a great childhood memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/7/2014

    " Beautiful illustrations with the original Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. I didn't like that the words were on separate flaps. There is excellent scholarship that makes this book better for older people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morwynne LeFay | 2/1/2014

    " I think it's over-rated, but it did inspire me to, if I ever did go back in time to witness one historical event, moon Paul Revere on his midnight ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Ware | 1/19/2014

    " Who can't say a part of this?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/17/2014

    " Never read the whole thing before. Loved the way the words flowed and how descriptive it was. The pictures are great too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/14/2014

    " took me awhile to get my bearings with the maps on the endpapers. the notes at the end and reproduction of Paul Revere's deposition are definitely worthy of reading. I could see this being used in an high school course. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wooden Horse | 12/10/2013

    " I LOVE this book! It is so gorgeous and well done. I once sold 15 copies to a single customer for holiday gifts. My favorite spread is the shadow trailing behind Mr. Revere as he rides to warn the citizenry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 12/5/2013

    " Damn you, Longfellow. You're a mediocre poet and a lousy historian and why should Revere get all the attention, anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaeger Matthias | 9/21/2013

    " PAUL REVERE SAW THE NORTH CHURCH"S LIGHET HE GOT ON HIS HORS TO SPRED THE ALARM THAT THE BRITISH WERE COMING "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 8/3/2013

    " This has amazing illustrations set to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's original poem. Students love it! It's a great way to talk about Paul Revere. There are wonderful maps inside, as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/30/2013

    " Beautifully illustrated telling of Longfellow's classic poem, the book includes period documents to unfold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jalair | 12/9/2012

    " use it in school for the War Unit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittnay | 9/23/2012

    " Explains the American Heroes story in detail, the vivid illustrations help students understand the story better. Great emphasis on vocabulary such as quarters and minute men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/18/2011

    " Enjoyed the poem and beautiful pictures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/13/2010

    " I noticed that the reviews reference several different books that use Longfellow's poem. This one is simply the poem set to beautiful artwork by Ted Rand. (With a map at the front and a little more info on the actual ride at the end. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Petty | 6/12/2010

    " I thought this was a great book to describe Paul Revere's contributions to the American Revolution and our history in general. The pictures are beautiful and the poetic lines would make it fun to read aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/10/2010

    " Beautifully illustrated version of Longfellow's classic poem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/28/2010

    " I love this picture book version of the poem. The artwork is intriguing and really gives a sense of the mystery and adventure of this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynzee Buck | 6/27/2009

    " Beautifully illustrated version of Longfellow's classic poem. I enjoyed reading this with my children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 6/6/2009

    " Wonderful cadence. Will read to 2nd graders for March is Reading Month. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandybear76 | 1/23/2009

    " 4th graders are working on a poetry unit and I read this one to them as a classic poem. Additionally I talked about Whittier and Frost as many of our elementary schools are named for American writers/poets. The book's illustrations are great attention-getters as the poem is read to them. "

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About the Author
Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was the most popular and admired American poet of the nineteenth century. Known for his narrative historical and mythic poems, his most famous works include Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Tales of Wayside Inn. Versatile as well as prolific, Longfellow also won fame as a writer of short ballads and lyrics, and experimented in the essay, the short story, the novel, and the verse drama.

About the Narrator

David Thorn spent his childhood in the Channel Islands off the coast of France, was schooled in England, and then immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-three. He is retired from international commerce and currently resides in California.