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Download Robert Burns: A Collection of Poems & Songs Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Burns Narrator: Gordon Kennedy Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Many nations have produced outstanding poets who they would gladly have represent their Culture. But can any Nation say they have an equivalent of Robert Burns...The Ploughman Poet, The Bard Of Scotland?

This one poet is indelibly linked and intertwined with the culture and people of Scotland. His life, loves, politics, verse, and songs speak as them and for them. Politically, he was an inspiration to both liberalism and socialism as well as a Scottish parliament. His unique ability enabled him to appeal to all and quite rightly to be viewed as the National poet. His fame today is worldwide and celebrated in January each year with the Traditional Burns night. Each New Years Eve friends and families the world over link arms to 'Auld Lang Syne', giving immortality to his words and aims.

The former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, has said that Burn's poems dignify and illuminate the struggle faced by the vast majority of the world's population today.

Our selection of poems is read to you by Gordon Kennedy. Perhaps most well known as Little John in the ITV series Robin Hood, Gordon is an accomplished actor and a familar sight on TV. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Orr | 2/18/2014

    " Wonderful! One of my favorites...like Moby-Dick, it can be enjoyed over and over. Comprised of Mutiny on the Bounty, Men Against The Sea and Pitcairn's Island, it's meaty and fulfilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janellyn51 | 2/13/2014

    " The Mutiny on the Bounty is truly one of my favorite books of all time. You've seen the films, you think you know the story, but the book goes so far beyond that. The part about Bligh's navigating them to Timor in that little boat is more than remarkable. The part about the mutineers on Pitcairn is fascinating, and not hard to see how things went so horribly awry there. I don't know why I love sea stories but I do and this is the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 2/10/2014

    " The first book was really good. It was written as a narration of the mutiny and the resulting trial in England. The second one covered the story of how Bligh managed to survive with his loyal crew on the life boat. The third book covered what happened to the mutineers. The second and third book went downhill in quality from the first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mills | 1/31/2014

    " Pretty tame so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/23/2014

    " I read this as a kid because it was one of my Dad's favorites. It is amazing how your sympathies shift in each of the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christan | 1/22/2014

    " This wonderful book helped me pass a hot and humid summer spent in the fields and woods of Southern Ohio. I was just a boy back then, lost in the seventies like everybody else. Daydreams of Tahiti and the South Pacific were the perfect counter-balance to briar choked woods and lazy streams. We had a dogwood tree in my Grandfather's largest field. I read many books under it's sparse shade. I was a Huck Finn who wanted to be a Tom Sawyer. Anyway, read the trilogy if you get the chance. The second book, Men Against the Sea, was my favorite... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Hines | 1/12/2014

    " A book I read when I was 12 or 13 and that really helped to get me reading. A bit of everything for a young person: a bit of Rousseauian paradise and free love; the need for rebellion; the need for leadership and stoicism; and the tragic fates that sometimes meet our best hopes and intentions.[return][return]A bit of a boy's book, though. No doubt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 12/29/2013

    " Amazing story that I always attracted me to go to sea and and the same time scared me away. It clearly shows the worst of a life at sea. It also shows the best of an aboriginal community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 12/14/2013

    " I loved these books. It was fascinating to follow what happened to the three groups of sailors after the mutiny. Great books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/6/2013

    " Pitcairn's Island seems like it was just thrown together. I like the ideas it raises about leadership, religion, depression, and addiction in the context of starting a new society. Not to mention the trilogy is non fiction. I liked the first two books the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae | 12/3/2013

    " The classic trilogy about the mutiny on board the Bounty. I love these books and am fascinated by any books on the subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Thurston | 11/26/2013

    " This trilogy of books still stands as my favorite of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooks | 11/21/2013

    " This series colored my whole adolescence. In my mind, heaven looks like just like Tahiti, with bookshelves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucas | 11/21/2013

    " The greatest sea story ever told. Period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 11/18/2013

    " I thought this was great. 'The Open Boat' gives you insight into Captain Bligh and what kind of man he was...he didn't get the respect he deserved. Makes you consider what kind of person Fletcher Christian was, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Perez | 7/13/2013

    " Wonderfully written, fascinating tale of the sea. The books get better as the trilogy progresses. My only criticism is that an awful lot of the facts seem to be disputed in more serious sources. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce Amaro | 5/11/2013

    " Very good objective rendering of what and why the mutiny happened "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ned | 1/3/2012

    " I've only read the first, but that twice and not this edition. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 12/26/2011

    " Interesting, but a rather hard come-down after the Aubrey/Maturin books. Best part by far was the settling and Lord-of-the-Flies-esque breakdown of Pitcairn Island. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 9/22/2011

    " I have read this trilogy a few times and have always loved it. It's a classic and I tend to love to read classics. I last read it in my thirties. I might just read it again soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 9/11/2011

    " Awesome true adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grandpa | 7/13/2011

    " First great adventure that got me interested in reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 6/3/2011

    " A very fine book in its own right (apart from the killer adaptation with Charles Laughton & Clark Gable). Really captures the edge of Captain Bligh's cruelty & Christian's decency. One of the better sea tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/6/2010

    " The story of the H.M.S. Bounty will always fascinate me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 3/23/2010

    " This was the best nautical book I've read, which is saying a lot. Each book is from a different point of view, which helps to give differect perspectives on the main characters. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 6/17/2009

    " I could smell the salt, sea water while I read this book. The boat creaked as it rocked me to and fro in the sunlight of the tropics. What a Book! What a writer! This one mateys, is a good'n. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 4/4/2009

    " Took over a decade to finish this. Started with a shocking pleasure in reading Mutiny while traveling in 2002. I finally tracked down the whole trilogy and ran through Men Against the Sea and Pitcairn's Island. Neither was as good as Mutiny, but fun to read. "

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