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Download The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, & The Paradiso Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, & The Paradiso (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Dante Alighieri
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (41,099 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dante Alighieri Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. One of the greatest works in literature, Dantes story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listening will reveal Dantes visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pakize Kaya | 2/17/2014

    " hell part is the best.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackenzie | 2/13/2014

    " Inferno and Purgatorio were good, but Paradisio seemed a bit repetitive. It had a lot of slight variants on the same theme. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 2/6/2014

    " This is the Carlyle-Okey-Wicksteed translation. Which was disappointing. I don't think it added anything new to my understanding of Dante's vision. Stick with the Allen Mandelbaum translation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Queen B. | 2/4/2014

    " During high school Book report! hehe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Howard | 2/3/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billy Iliopoulos | 2/2/2014

    " got worse as it went along, but the inferno was fantastic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah Munsky | 1/20/2014

    " the inferno is overrated, cool and all, but purgatory is better. paradise = lame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 1/13/2014

    " I read the Ciardi translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Toker | 1/6/2014

    " Doesn't get better than this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katelyn | 1/1/2014

    " Ech. Reading for class that I hate and I have little time to actually study the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noelle Chaban | 12/29/2013

    " Beautiful and enriching for your soul. Challenging (for some) but unforgettable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sapina(ehsan) homaei | 12/20/2013

    " its very goog book .i like it for every time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah H. | 8/3/2013

    " Actually read Inferno and excerpts of second two parts, but I still have to read the whole thing through "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 7/13/2013

    " Can't be a fan of Greek and Roman mythology and not love this book! Also gives insight to the political woes of the time, which, go figure, sounds eerily like the political woes of our time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jigme Datse | 10/26/2012

    " There were some bits that were not totally 100% awesome but they were pretty much awesome. So we'll go with that. I finished it in a last effort a few months after leaving it sit. I guess I just wasn't into reading. It made me want to read other Classics. To see what the allusions were alluding to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 6/27/2012

    " Dual-language (Italian/English) copy including Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nathank | 10/13/2011

    " "This is one angry and bitter guy. But wow can he write. Such an amazingly creative work and it changed Christianity forever. This poem almost single handedly created the popular view of hell that has been around for centuries. Totally Awesome!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 9/5/2011

    " I do NOT want to go to hell. Enough said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/5/2011

    " Lots of work, but well worth the effort. I think the second read will be more enjoyable, and there will be a second read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 5/29/2011

    " I needed the Cliffe notes for this one but it just seems like a must read. And, for being labeled/titled as a comedy, it was even funny and a bit thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abdz41 | 2/26/2011

    " A dramatic piece of literature. Even for us non-believers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/10/2011

    " Dore's illustrations to Dante's great work are famous and have often inspired the work of others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 6/13/2010

    " For reasons I don't quite understand this book lives in the empty cubicle to the right of me at work... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 10/20/2009

    " Some of the most beautiful illustrations ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 6/3/2009

    " I'm reading the book AND looking at these illustrations as I go. I've never read it, and I thought it was time to go to "hell" as it were! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 8/25/2007

    " The best book in the world illustrated by my second-favorite artist in the world, it could only have been better if my first favorite artist had illustrated it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/21/2007

    " A nice visual supplement to the Divine Comedy. Dante's masterful poetry excels in invoking the detailed imagery of heaven, hell, and purgatory. Dore's woodcuts are just a little icing on the cake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genevieve | 4/25/2007

    " Dore's copperplate engravings are beautiful, and this book collects them all! "

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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.

About the Narrator

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. Her audiobook narration has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.