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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: November 2007 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mirielle | 11/13/2013

    " loved this book. my thoughts are in verse and poem form, i see the world differently. i love and seek after books that show me the beautiful world that i am very attune to already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma | 10/10/2013

    " Sometimes just a poem will do. I keep this one handy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lt. | 9/17/2013

    " Having little understanding for modern poetry, I was delighted by some of the more clasic poems. The others were okay; no more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avani Jhanji | 9/15/2013

    " I love reading poems the calm my nerves and they are just peaceful to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Koshoffer | 3/14/2013

    " I really enjoyed this collection. I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed the different voices that brought the poems to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Jebsen | 2/16/2013

    " second time reading. Always inspiring me to read more than I have time for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jolene | 2/14/2013

    " Though I'm not passionate about poetry I enjoyed the book and CD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 11/26/2012

    " A surprisingly enjoyable read, this book provides a little insight into each of the poets, followed by a sample or two of his/her work. It also gives some interesting resources to hear recordings of some poets reading their work aloud. Can't wait to read some more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 amy boese | 10/25/2012

    " This is a nice way to be introduced or reintroduced to some classic poetry. I was hoping for a little more excitement or silliness. Still, a very nice book that may bring Lithgow enthusiasts along to the poetry party. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 8/14/2012

    " My favorite kind of poetry anthology, organized alphabetically and chosen by John Lithgow, a poetry fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 7/12/2012

    " Such a wonderful collection of the world's poetry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 11/12/2011

    " This is a wonderful survey of the best and the brightest (American, British and white) poets and their famous works. The short bios of each help you to understand the context in which they were writing. John Lithgow as your guide makes it even better~his love and appreciation is infectious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/19/2011

    " I loved this book. His love of poetry and the strong memories itgives him is so evident. An even greater treat was when i discovered theaudio version. Fantastic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/19/2011

    " I'm half way through and am enjoying the selected poems immensely. John Lithgow's comments are enlightening and make the poems more approachable. This is a good collection for young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 7/11/2011

    " This was amazing. I could listen to John Lithgow and Gary Sinise read poetry to me all day long. A great collection--I will be buying this in print as well as on audio so I can re-read and re-listen at my leisure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leticia | 6/9/2011

    " This is a must have poetry book. I am a big fun of John Lithgow. He has done a wonderful job in this compilation. The book came in with a MP3. My children and I enjoy the animated reading of many poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avani | 5/11/2011

    " I love reading poems the calm my nerves and they are just peaceful to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 4/2/2011

    " My favorite kind of poetry anthology, organized alphabetically and chosen by John Lithgow, a poetry fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lila | 11/21/2010

    " loved this book. my thoughts are in verse and poem form, i see the world differently. i love and seek after books that show me the beautiful world that i am very attune to already. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/18/2010

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/2/2010

    " A CD comes with this that has the poems read by big voices like John Lithgow. Such an excellent way to hear the nuances of a poem! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/12/2009

    " A lovely easy-entry poetry anthology. Covers all the big poets and gives a very readable intro to each one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 1/28/2009

    " The book includes a CD. I have put this on my "to purchase" list. "

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About the Author
Author John Lithgow

John Lithgow is an award-winning actor who has starred on stage, film, and television. A New York Times bestselling author of eight books for children, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.