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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lithgow Narrator: Gary Sinese, Glenn Close, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarando Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems.

The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction for readers new to poetry, but it is also ideal for poetry lovers looking to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow’s comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that “each poem’s light shines more brightly when read aloud.” This unique package provides a multimedia poetry experience with revelatory poetry readings by John and the familiar voices of such notable performers as Eileen Atkins, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Billy Connolly, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Lynn Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Gary Sinise, and Sam Waterston.

Every reader will enjoy reciting or listening to the poems in this superlative poetry collection with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word.

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  • “What happens when you combine the important works of fifty stellar poets with actors as diverse as Jodie Foster, Billy Connolly, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Lynn Redgrave, Gary Sinise, and Sam Waterston (to name but a few) and commentary from actor, writer, and poetry lover John Lithgow? You get an outstanding audio presentation that truly matches its billing as The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family.” 


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About the Author
Author John Lithgow

John Lithgow is an award-winning actor who has starred on stage and in film and television. His credits include 3rd Rock from the Sun and the films Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Shrek, and Footloose, among many others. A New York Times bestselling author of several books for children, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.