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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Peggy Ashcroft Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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The best known of Chaucer's Canterbury's Tales, read by Dame Peggy Ashcroft. After a prologue, in which the Wife of Bath mentions that she would welcome another husband - who would be her sixth - and that she pursues power over her husbands, she tells a tale about a knight who must marry....

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Furball | 9/9/2013

    " I just loved the Wife of Bath's witty-ness in this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/13/2013

    " If you like the medieval time period, read this book! Difficult to follow Chaucer's writing, but oh so beautiful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 7/29/2013

    " I feel that I really should have given this a higher score as it is such classic literature, but I found it a bit of a struggle. We will be discussing it in my literature group in May and I expect to get a better grip on it then "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heike O'connor | 6/29/2013

    " Once I had gotten to grips with the language, I really enjoyed the story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dr. McNippy | 5/4/2013

    " heh heh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 3/8/2013

    " Chaucer is a fave. The Wife of Bath always makes me smile as she is a woman who brooks no fools:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boreal Elizabeth | 2/2/2013

    " need to chg ths to just story no criticism "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelly | 7/5/2012

    " i liked it but not as much as i thought i would "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 5/11/2012

    " fun to read this in middle english! Great textual criticism articles at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie D | 12/28/2011

    " I love all his work . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alford | 5/22/2011

    " An excellent, telling, comical classic. I remember in my Western Literature class the professor teared up as she read Chaucer's Retraction. The experience was moving and was one factor that me down the path of the metaphor with a much greater appreciation for literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 5/16/2011

    " Geoffrey Chaucer was a social genius. He loved awkward moments. He made dirty jokes. He knew what women wanted. He was funny before being funny was a thing. Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 4/28/2011

    " British Literature Junior year of HS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 4/25/2011

    " One of my favorites, that was until I found out that it was never finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rayna | 4/22/2011

    " Interesting concept but hard to get through, especially if you read the original version as the language can be difficult to understand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 4/21/2011

    " Read at Richard Henry's request. Wasn't all that impressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn | 4/18/2011

    " Jumped around it for class. I actually really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 4/12/2011

    " I treat this more as prose than poetry. I WANT to like it. However, I wish I could get past the lumpy writing style...and most of the translations don't seem to do it any favours. A monumental work of early fiction...but an unloved one on my shelf.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 4/12/2011

    " one of the first books written in English (well, kind of English, hahaha). Some stories are funny, some are sad, some touching- but all are interesting. Especially the Nun's Tale. Goddamn what a crazy lady she is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 4/9/2011

    " I liked the Miller's tale the best. It had the most fart jokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 4/4/2011

    " Chaucer is the innovative satirist that his modern english/mid english age needed. His work not only had humor but an insight to the world he lived in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aoide | 4/2/2011

    " I will always maintain that Chaucer was the original MC. "

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

    " Thanks to my favorite high school English teacher, Mr. S., I love these characters and stories, as well as the language of Chaucer. He entertains on every page. "Whan that aprill with his shoures soote..." "

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About the Author
Author Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400), English poet, was the son of a London vintner. He was married and held a number of positions at court and in the king’s service, including diplomat, controller of customs in the port of London, and deputy forester in the King’s Forest in Somerset. He was buried in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey where a monument was erected to him in 1555.