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Download Spoon River Anthology Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Lee Masters Narrator: Patrick Fraley, Edward Asner Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Deemed essential in the canon of American literature, this audiobook masterpiece performed in its entirety by a full cast makes the classic accessible to everyone. From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak the truths about their lives. Some speak of hardships and sordidness; others, of their simple, honest, happy lives. Some are elderly and others are youthful or children; mortality has claimed them all. Their voices reach us deeply, alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, contemptuous, and comedic, evoking themes of love and hope, disappointment, despair, and abiding faith. As the Spoon River residents examine their lives, they invite us to do the same. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana | 1/17/2014

    " I first read these poems when I was in 9th grade. I was very intrigued by them, as they are all written by "residents" of Spoon River's cemetary. They were interesting poems and they made me feel as if I was learning dirty little secrets that only I shared with the characters. It's a quick read, but it really made me think about the things that people do that we may never know... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cristina | 12/11/2013

    " This was one of my text books used for Second year of acting, character work. Excellent for breaking down and embodying characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marlena | 11/12/2013

    " The poems have a sense of dramatics to them. Although I feel the thematics get redundant, trying to picture each poem and putting them all together is very entertaining. I look forward to doing dramatic work with, ironically my favorite piece of the book, "Flossie Cabanis". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathryn | 8/23/2013

    " How can you not love Midwestern gothic poetry? George Gray and Fiddler Jones run through my head all the time. These poems remind me how timeless our 'modern' troubles are. "

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Author Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950) was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He published over thirty books, including biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman.