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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Donne Narrator: Herbert Marshall Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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When John Donne stood in the pulpit of St. Paul's, the lyricism of a great poet fused with the devotion of a holy man. There were no prepared sermons, for he spoke only from notes, and what he said was later transcribed from memory. But the sermons were overwhelming; for behind him was a lifetime devoted, as poet, philosopher and devine, to God. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Carlson | 8/25/2013

    " This is a book I was assigned in college and could never read it at all no matter how hard a tried. I wasn't a Christian and I found it all to be gobbledy-gook. Now I read it with enthusiasm and a thankful heart. These are great sermons from so long ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 6/23/2013

    " Well. It's John Donne--What SHOULD one think ? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/31/2009

    " Not sure this is the edition I actually read, and I haven't read it all, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 8/20/2008

    " I prefer the bawdy, youthful courtier of Donne's early days to the solemn, searching dean of St. Paul's of his later years - but I found all the poems I read to be vivid and stirring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 8/1/2008

    " Hey John, how do you piss off everybody?
    Use sexual metaphors for your religious poems, and religious metaphors in your sexual poems.

    Well done old chap! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 11/6/2007

    " John Donne is my idea of a perfect poet. The man may very well have been a conduit for the divine in all forms. From his love poems, to his religious poems to his sermons, he speaks with an intimate knowledge of what it is to be human, yearning for grace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keisha | 10/2/2007

    " Although I appreciate the talent behind his works, it's just not for me- and worse- the overly enthusiastic professor who simply could not understand how the material was not entirely engaging, especially when it's your last class of the day. Thank goodness for open-note, open book midterms. <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arielle | 8/16/2007

    " My favorite. I am ever faithful to the one I love. "

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About the Author
Author John Donne

John Donne (1572-1631) was an English poet, satirist, philosopher, and chaplain who is considered a founder of the Metaphysical Poets, a group of writers characterized by their ability to coax new perspective through paradoxical images, inventive syntax, and imagery from art, philosophy, and religion using an extended metaphor known as a conceit. Donne’s works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires, and sermons. He is firmly established as one of the greatest poets in the English language, strongly influencing writers of the seventeenth century. He died in 1631 and was buried at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

About the Narrator

Herbert Marshall (1890–1966) began his acting career on stage, working in London before the film era. Thanks to his mellow baritone voice, he easily made the transition from silent film to radio and sound movies. His versatility brought him roles in comedy and drama, playing everything from romantic lead to military officer, priest, and doctor—with varying degrees of villainy. By the 1950s, he lent his voice to some early sci-fi classics like Riders to the Stars, Gog, and The Fly, as well as early television playhouse programs and such series as 77 Sunset Strip.