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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Narrator: Richard Burton Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Richard Burton and Ralph Richardson join together in this unqiue musical production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The superb delivery of both these actors is augmented by an original soundtrack composed by David Moore.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 2/18/2014

    " A great poem, but the artwork by Dore is what makes this excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah Golden | 2/16/2014

    " This long poem begins with an old mariner who has just returned from at sea stopping a man on his way to a wedding to tell him of his journey. The ever foreboding albatross leads the ship out to sea and is later shot by a sailor and is seen as a bad omen. Shortly after, the shit is visited by spirits who take them to uncharted waters. Coleridge uses personification and repetition to bring a feeling of danger. This is a must read for fans of the Romantic movement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/10/2014

    " It was neat to see where many of the pirate and seafaring movies/stories come from. This poem was strange, but very entertaining and with a good lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy Cauthen | 2/10/2014

    " Good notes, plus the Gustave Dore illustrations, but they're printed a bit small. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2014

    " Dore's illustrations are beyond phenomenal. This is definitely a book worth buying for your own library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellee | 1/26/2014

    " I guess I'm getting in my sea books this year! I like the (melo?)drama in the poem and the imagery and language. I also liked the kind of shanty rhythm of the poem too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 fior d'aprile | 1/21/2014

    " letto in lingua originale ha tutta un'altra bellezza... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 King☚☠☛ℱα₪ℊ ☄ ℒïካ₭ïᾔ ℘αℜⓀ ♬ *Vampires Rule the (K)Night* Linkin Pa | 1/12/2014

    " A poem? Easy read! ^^ Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane French | 1/5/2014

    " Stunning! I read this at school but had completely forgotten its power! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cortney | 12/30/2013

    " Very well written and creepy, but in a subtle way that really gets you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meera | 12/22/2013

    " Not the Odyssey "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/20/2013

    " Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lahni | 12/6/2013

    " This is the first time I have read this poem. I can see why it is a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley | 11/20/2013

    " Absolutely loved this book! Coleridge is one of my favorite authors and anything from the Romantic era in Britain is bound to be wonderful and Rime of the Ancient Mariner certainly fits the bill! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hira | 11/5/2013

    " Classic poem. We read it like 5 times in Highschool senior english. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dead letter office | 6/21/2013

    " a funny thing happened on the way to the wedding... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nahla | 6/14/2013

    " I love gothic poems :) And the Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the best I ever read as far as this genre is concerned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nuno Martins | 3/3/2013

    " Uma obra prima da poesia mundial... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ornela Islami | 8/29/2012

    " I felt the coldness while I was reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tinker Toy | 5/31/2012

    " Love this poem. Memorized a lot of it in high school and still remember it perfectly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookworm | 3/23/2012

    " Actually read this about a month or two ago in school, just forgot to rate it until now. Boring to read, but the story is so crazy, it makes for some hilarious disscussion! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland-nothing makes sense. Colderidge was clearly on drugs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/30/2011

    " My god, the pictures "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill H | 10/30/2011

    " I learned some new words! Well, new old words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steffi | 6/25/2011

    " Long poem about a man at sea. The imagery is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/19/2011

    " My favorite line from Coleridge: "Day after day, day after day/ We stuck nor breath nor motion/ As idle as a painted ship/ Upon a painted ocean" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie | 12/30/2010

    " An albatross around my neck :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geraud | 12/12/2010

    " Welll I was curious to read this after listening to the song by Iron Maiden. it's a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 2/27/2010

    " when i was 13, my year 9 english teacher, mr lopez, had me rewrite this entire poem. i made it about a bus journey to school. i can't remember what took the place of the albatross. it was obviously riveting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/30/2010

    " Wordsworth = namby-pamby, insipid, pompous, daffodil-snorter.
    Coleridge rocks, though he did have a substance abuse problem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson | 3/10/2009

    " Quite an Intersting Poem. Colderige is definetly inspired by MacBeth (Shakespeare) as there are quotes similar to that. Very Good poem to read though (: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/2/2009

    " The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an all time favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/10/2009

    " I read this awhile ago... really good story. I'd actually like to re-read it now that I'm a bit older! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/7/2009

    " So I read this for one of my British Lit classes and I had to read it a few times over to really get everything because the first time I read it I was half asleep. Each time I read it the more I liked it. It has a good theme to value each living creature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 7/9/2008

    " Read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and then listen to the Iron Maiden version of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark(us) | 5/6/2008

    " "Water Water everywhere and not a drop to drink..."

    So many memorable lines accompany this story of a crew lost at sea that turn to desperate measures after one member shoots an albatross. Read on!

    "As Idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean..." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 4/7/2008

    " an all time classic every educated person should read "

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About the Author
Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) studied classics at Jesus College, Cambridge. As a radical young poet he collaborated with Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads. He was by turns poet, dramatist, political journalist, essayist, and public lecturer. Chronic ill health and addiction to opium led to his death in 1834.

About the Narrator

Richard Burton (1925–1984), born in Wales, was a renowned, award-winning actor of stage and screen. He was one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period and at one time the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He won a BAFTA, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards for Best Actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role, but without ever winning. His awards include a 1975 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Recording, for The Little Prince. He also narrated Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds, his performance becoming a necessary part of the concept album. Widely admired for his command and understanding of English poetry, he insisted that his way out of an impoverished Welsh childhood was due not to acting but to books; he read one a day and was an avid fan of Shakespeare. Although he is widely known for his Tony Award-winning role playing King Arthur in the original production of Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway musical Camelot, he also won a reputation as the best Hamlet of his generation.