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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Donne Narrator: Richard Burton Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duntay | 2/12/2014

    " The stars are for Donne, not particularly for this edition. But if you just like reading the poems, the edition does not really matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/11/2014

    " Very different to his contemporaries and I found it complex at first reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Drew | 2/8/2014

    " I read this most of this; Theology English 12, 2nd semester, 3rd quarter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 1/31/2014

    " This is an enjoyable collection of Donne's work, with some very good essays, but I have found that a few of the footnotes are misleading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clif Smith | 1/25/2014

    " A marvelous mind for prose and poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity | 1/4/2014

    " Despite the outdated style, Donne is a genius. One can feel God's immanence; Donne does not isolate Him in His transcedence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 12/6/2013

    " I have several different editions of his poetry and prose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/26/2013

    " Reignited my love for Donne. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanisha | 11/24/2013

    " Donne's poetry is wonderfully and subtley erotic (this guy had quite an imagination for a priest :)...his love poems are clever and witty (The Flea...The Canonization) and his spiritual poems are passionate and painful (Batter My Heart, Three-Person'd God). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 11/1/2013

    " ... I think that says enough. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristine | 10/24/2013

    " This is a nice edition of Donne's works, but even four years after graduating with an English degree, he remains one of the few poets I walked away hating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hannah | 10/15/2013

    " Read selected poems, and really need to go back and read more. He's fabulous, though I prefer his less religious works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/8/2013

    " I love John Donne. His love poems are unbelievable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corbin | 8/15/2013

    " I can't really call this one completely read, considering it's in a constant state of being read by me. Reading Donne completely changed me as a person - "Woman's Constancy" had a particularly strong effect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael | 7/9/2013

    " bought it in a small second hand book shop in canberra, aus. from a thai woman whose face on the left side was covered with liverspots "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 6/8/2013

    " If for no other reason (and there are many), this edition is wonderful for it's correct punctuation at the end of Donne's famous masterpiece Holly sonnet 10 "Death be not proud" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/10/2013

    " The flea....perfection. Maybe that's cliche, but it's one of my all time favorites. Analyzing great poems is one of my favorite things in the world...this is a great poem with so much to give, but I like his poetry after his wife died and he became a clergyman just as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/30/2012

    " Was the highlight of my 18th century lit class in undergrad. Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Sherman | 9/5/2011

    " John Donne is one of the great poets of all time, read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/29/2011

    " Apart from Donne being one of the most complicated, intelligent, and sophisticated metaphysical poet, I find his violent experience of faith and religious attractive for comparison with his courtship of women in the elegies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna Marie | 5/2/2011

    " He's not my cup of tea, but he is brilliant with clever usage of "conceits" as I said perhaps a little vulgar for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zunaira Afzal | 3/20/2011

    " A good read. I think everyone should read these poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramya | 2/22/2011

    " Gorgeous! He has uncanny ability for depth without heaviness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/14/2010

    " I enjoyed the love sonnets and poetry especially. This edition could have ventured into the poet's life and given some of his pertinent background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Zimmerman | 9/25/2010

    " Donne is a bad motherfucker, and I think pretty accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 9/7/2010

    " Donne was the man who made me realize the worth of poetry. In twelfth grade, I read "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and didn't get it at all. But I didn't give up, and once I finally "got" it I realized how powerfully his words had affected me - over centuries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 8/20/2010

    " My college favorite! What a guy. I am going to go read a few of these right now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Spangenberg | 3/1/2010

    " Probably the best collection of Donne's poetry currently in print. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maldemal | 1/14/2010

    " Oh, John Donne. Such language. (I mean that both admiringly, "such beautiful language" and scoldingly "Really, John! A dildo! In a poem!") "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 12/26/2009

    " voice of modern man, poems of spiritual intensity "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 10/15/2009

    " Jack the Rake's poems get me hotter than the kitchen oven, but then I turn to the end of the book and I'm broken, blown (?!) burned, and made new again by some serious holiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick B | 8/9/2009

    " His Holy Sonnets are amazing, and classic for anyone whose heard of John Donne, but his other works are greatly over looked. A man who respects religion, but seeks his own path to the truth, as evidenced in his poetry. Beautiful poetry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/16/2008

    " Back in 1998 I was a hopeless romantic. Hence, I read and memorized a lot of Donne's poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/16/2007

    " I could read this book over and over again for the rest of my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 7/31/2007

    " His love poems are the best. "

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