Audio Keats and Podcasts

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Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

Postby Malia » Sun May 09, 2010 4:32 pm

Realms of Gold is one of the best audio recordings of Keats's poems/letters. Sometimes the reader (West) reads too fast for my ear--but I can imagine he'd want to read quickly, as so many of Keats's letters "read" as if he were dashing off thoughts; his pen trying to keep pace with his "teeming brain". :)
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Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

Postby Raphael » Sun May 09, 2010 5:28 pm

Ben Whishaw is still the best reader of the poems I've ever heard- if only he would make a CD of them..
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

Postby Cybele » Mon May 10, 2010 1:26 am

Saturn wrote:As ever this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Poets-Joh ... 928&sr=8-1

and this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Realms-Gold-Let ... 928&sr=8-2

Are the best recordings out there.

All spoken by British actors.


I was able to get "Realms of Gold" as a download from Audible.com. It's one of my favorite bed-time "listens" on my iPod.
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