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Download The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lithgow Narrator: Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, Glenn Close, Gary Sinise, John Lithgow Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This unique package provides a unique poetry experience from one of today's most beloved performers.

John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud.

William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. Family members can take turns listening to these poems and enjoy how each comes to life through the spoken word in this engaging poetry collection.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 12/17/2013

    " Good survey. Lots of poets I had not yet read. And I found a few I really liked: Elizabeth Bishop, William Gilbert, A. E. Housman, Christina Rossetti, and Gertrude Stein. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob Duncanson | 12/5/2013

    " This is Lithgow's collection of fifty poets and their poems. An eclectic mix of old and new, British and American, with a bit of biographical material. I enjoyed the book and came across a number of poets I had not heard of and poems I had not heard. The book includes a CD of poetry read aloud - a good idea. I would recommend the book to others to refresh your memory of old friends and to make new ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cheryl | 11/20/2013

    " I love poetry as a whole. I tend to skip over the depressing poems if they never show any bright sides. Elizabeth Bishop has a poem, Filling Station, kind of dark, but her words are so descriptive. I felt I was viewing the old gas station, absorbing the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie Trinity | 11/15/2013

    " This is definitely one for audio book format, thoroughly enjoyable in every way. "

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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.