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Download The Essential John Milton Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (571 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Milton Narrator: Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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This thoughtful collection of John Milton's finest poetry marks the quarter centenary of the poet's birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain's foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, and Derek Jacobi.

Milton's uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including the complete Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton. 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 Stefanie | 1/11/2014

    " Top Ten favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 12/25/2013

    " Read most of it--Paradise Lost and many of the poems and essays. Pretty complex and stunning, but you definitely need a lot of help and other resources to take in all the classical and Christian allusions and to realize and appreciate the structure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/5/2013

    " I love Jim Harrison. This is an easy read with great prose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley Catalan | 9/17/2013

    " Seriously, Milton...just mind-boggling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 4/26/2013

    " Hated some parts, loved some parts, didn't read others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 1/30/2013

    " Wake me up when it's over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/5/2012

    " Read this in Caren Silvester's class at Bob Jones University. We didn't read the whole thing, but we read a lot. I used this text again when I sat in an undergrad course with Phil Donnelly while I was at Baylor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 11/15/2012

    " Modern Library Edition; Intro. by Cleanth Brooks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Cunha | 5/30/2012

    " This book is full of wisdom that can be spread to any age group. Found it extremely helpful in dealing with my personal lide as well as my academic career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sologdin | 12/8/2011

    " you need this. great notes and other editorial materials. will want to supplement it with a separate copy of the eikon basilike, and probably the parker biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff | 9/21/2011

    " This is the volume I studied back in the college days and it's still dear to my heart. Haven't actually read or worked from another collected Milton, but this one did the trick for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 5/21/2011

    " "Lycidas" is my favorite poem, quite easily. Amazing piece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 7/3/2010

    " Satan is heroic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/2/2010

    " Great 1957 edition by Merrit Hughes revised and reissued. Cheap at the price. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 joey | 4/9/2010

    " Rereading Paradise Lost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jeanette | 5/12/2009

    " Milton is difficult for me because he is so ENGLISH. But, I have to say that Paradise Lost is ok. The prose flows well and is not forced and the images are very well conjured. I think it's a good read, but I'ts not my first pick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Cain | 3/2/2009

    " It takes a very literate person to enjoy Milton and even then, it is hard. Beautiful and profound. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricky Allen | 12/31/2008

    " this was the primary text we used in a class i took about milton.. milton sure did sound pretty boring before i signed up for the class, but i'm pretty thankful i took the class now. milton's genius is beyond description. he seemed more than mortal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 9/25/2008

    " Only reading Paradise Lost (so far). Excellent introduction and rich, unobtrusive annotations. "

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