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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Narrator: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, Anton Lesser, Benjamin Soames, David Timson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using the language of men - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

Coleridge's addiction to opium affected his poetic output, and yet the handful of poems he did produce were innovative. These ranged from the quietly conversational to the wildly imagined, and include two of the greatest in English literature: Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen reads The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in this collection, which is part of the Naxos AudioBooks The Great Poets series. This popular anthology also contains Coleridge's other major narrative poem Christabel, as well as Kubla Khan, Love, Frost at Midnight, and The Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davis Stamford | 1/18/2014

    " Yay, loved this. I know some people say he stole ideas. Maybe he just stole good ones then? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Surina Thapar-Masih | 12/2/2013

    " i have never known such beauty and such pain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 10/7/2013

    " Coleridge is one of the most sublime poets in the English language. His poetry is essential to anyone who appreciates the beautiful use of language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 10/6/2013

    " I love Coleridge. But you haven't heard "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" until you've heard Iron Maiden's song . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/17/2012

    " excellent compilation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 6/6/2012

    " The only poems I really remember are Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Not bad... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 3/12/2012

    " Did Coleridge ever right a word that wasn't great? I haven't come across anything he's written, criticism included, that I didn't think was brilliant. One of my favorites, hands down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas Heilbroner | 12/22/2011

    " Penguin, not Coleridge, is the problem. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Sullivan | 11/23/2011

    " Worthwhile mostly for Kubla Khan and the Mariner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Hearn | 9/10/2011

    " Took me near two years to finish. Just too much Coleridge for me. Should have read a "selected" edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noecito Castillo | 8/24/2011

    " I've only read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and though the theme wasn't very appealing, the form is certainly beautiful. I enjoyed it quite much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 5/24/2011

    " Who doesn't love Ancient Mariner or Xanadu? Funny how a little opium can enhance your creativity! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 keatssycamore | 2/5/2011

    " It's much more fun to read along and listen than it is to read only. I've listened to Kubla Khan so many times that I almost have it memorized. In fact, I am going to memorize it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/25/2010

    " It's like peanut butter: I bet most fans of chunky (myself included) would take coleridge over that creamy wimp wordsworth any day. At the end of the day it's still going to stick to the roof of your mouth, but somehow being able to really put your teeth into it makes all the difference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice Leff | 11/4/2010

    " Kubla Khan - Coleridge's efforts to remember a lush, elusive dream, made all the more haunting by his inability to capture its full essence with words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 8/18/2010

    " YES I HAVE READ ALL OF THEM I EVEN CITED "CRISTOBEL" IN A PAPER ABOUT LESBIAN VAMPIRES IN SEVENTIES FRENCH CINEMA "

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