Classic Love Poems by Richard Armitage (Narrator)

For anyone who’s in love – or hopes to be – what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world’s greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine’s Day – or any day.

Included in this collection are:
• “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
• “Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare
• “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
• “To Be One with Each Other” by George Eliot
• “Maud” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
• “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell
• “Bright Star” by John Keats
• “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
• 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
• “Meeting at Night” by Robert Browning
• “The Dream” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
• “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe
• “I carry your heart” by e. e. cummings
• “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
• “Give All to Love” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Length: 22 mins / Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.

About the Performer

Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as “Thorin Oakenshield” in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Review:

I got this for free at audible, and it’s going to be free until 3/9/15. You can go and check it out here: http://www.audible.com/pd/Classics/FREE-Classic-Love-Poems-Audiobook/B00TA13B56 in case you are interested.

I listened to it because the collection included some of my favorite poems:

“How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
• “Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare
• “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
• 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
• “I carry your heart” by e. e. cummings
• “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron

It was a delight listening to it. I loved the performer’s voice. Loved his performance on “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe the most. My least favorite performance  was “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I thought he spoke fast and I didn’t feel and hear the love and the longing and the mourning and the pain that was what this poem was all about. Then again, maybe it’s just me.

 

 

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