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Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Seamus Heaney

Narrated By: Seamus Heaney

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: June 2000

Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes


In his new translation of Beowulf, Irish poet Seamus Heaney has created a modern masterwork. Written between the 7th and 10th centuries, Beowulf was not meant to be read on the page, but to be heard. Heaney's majestic reading draws the listener into an exhilarating, deeply moving story of humankind's struggle with the monstrous. The result is an epic of absolute contemporary relevance, springing from mythic and poetic roots that reach into the bedrock of the English language itself.


  • Allan Dinkoff

    Riveting. If you're a purist, or looking to follow along with the text, not for you. If you want a great tale well told, it is hard to beat. I'm not a big fan of audio books generally, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

  • Linda kothe

    It skips over large portions of the text and is very hard to follow. The book itself isn't bad, it just annoying to follow along when the narrator skips pages at a time.

  • Ginger Chaffin

    it needs sections, because im at a certain spot and cant find it at all!!!


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