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Classic Love Poems Audiobook

Classic Love Poems

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Best Male Narrator, 2016

Classic Love Poems is FREE until 3/9/15.

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

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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    Astrid Leif Syndey NSW 20/09/2016
    Astrid Leif Syndey NSW 20/09/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Love Poems"

    This audiobook was worth the money. Relaxing, soulful and lovingly read. Many of the poems were movingly read which probably helped due to the tone of Richard's voice. Try the five minute teaser with your eyes closed and relax to see if you fully appreciate the delicacy of the poems before purchase, as ones persons wine is another's vinegar.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Adelaide, SA, Australia 17/05/2015
    Kate Adelaide, SA, Australia 17/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Relaxing Romance"

    A simple indulgence in beautiful words and beautiful voices, best listened to whilst luxuriating in a scented bath with a good glass of wine.

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    shruthi 20/02/2015
    shruthi 20/02/2015
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    "Test"

    The first half of the year and the other hand is the only thing that would have yto to be the best of the year and the

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    Michelle 14/02/2015
    Michelle 14/02/2015
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    "Absolutely Beautiful"

    Loved every moment of it! All the beautifully written poems, the calming voice. I hadn't heard many of those poems before and I feel a little refreshed after hearing those. They were spoken beautifully by Richard Armitage and I recommend this audiobook to absolutely everyone.

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    Laurie 13/02/2015
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    "Classic Love Poems and Richard Armitage"

    Richard provides an amazing rendition of all these poems and I enjoy listening to them on repeat. Thank you Audible for teaming up with Richard to bring this series about.

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    Fiona 13/02/2015
    Fiona 13/02/2015
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    "Very moved"

    Listening to Richard Armitage narrate these poems really moved me, and it was all the more better when he read my two favourite poems 'I carry your heart' and 'she walks in beauty' I'm really glad I got this now and will listen to it many times again :)

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  • vc
    9/02/15
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    "Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a wonderful recording by Richard Armitage of a lovely selection of classic love poems... his delivery moves one's heart, mind and soul!


    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Dinulipatti
    Berkeley, CA USA
    11/02/15
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    "You'll want to hear Richard Armitage reading these"

    This is such a treat! Richard Armitage's liquid baritone hits all the right notes. You'll find yourself listening to the poems repeatedly, anticipating that slight inflection or pause that makes all the difference. I loved the Emerson poem best, but they are all a gift. Thank you Audible, and thank you Richard Armitage!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • karen
    12/02/15
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    "A beautiful gift"

    Thanks to Audible for this lovely free gift! 💕 It makes Valentines Day all the sweeter. Richard’s performance is, as always, impassioned and eloquent.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Just Abi
    Westminster, CO United States
    15/02/15
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    "Perfect Voice"

    Richard Armitage reads love poems with a voice like a goblet of Merlot poured from a thick glass decanter waiting next to crimson rose petals scattered across a chenille duvet over down and crisp linen laid out smooth on the feather bed with the maroon velvet bed curtains held back with but the loosest of ties.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • jane
    12/02/15
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    "SUBLIME."

    Delightful and ethereal. Well done! Richard Armitage has been wonderful, almost divine and definitely perfect. All my respect. xx

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Kiru-chan
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    9/02/15
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    "Perfection!"

    This is a lovely collection of some of my favorite poems. Richard Armitage's recitation is rich and heartfelt. So, so beautiful!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel.Romeo
    The Woodlands, TX
    12/02/15
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    "Lovely."

    A short Valentine's treat.
    I have listened to Richard Armitage read Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, also. He is a marvelous narrator.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline
    12/02/15
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    "BRILLIANT"

    Beautiful, lovely, feeling good voice of the amazing Richard Armitage. Love him to bits and pieces. Wonderful poems performed by the amazing Richard Armitage.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jade
    12/02/15
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    "Love RA"

    Very beautiful voice, so emotional and so touching, I listened to it before sleep which made my night sweet and fantastic

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Vicky
    12/02/15
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    "Amazing!"

    Some of the poems brought me to tears! Beautiful poems narrated by a powerfull and beautiful voice as well!j

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs A
    17/09/16
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    "Only 22 minutes"

    Richard Armitage's voice is quite lovely and he is extremely eloquent. However I don't like the bible being quoted in here, I have come to realise that is not love and that quote is more of a threat than a love poem! It's also only 22 minutes long. 🤔

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arabella
    18/05/16
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    "Richard Armitage + Classic Love Poems = wonderful"

    This wonderful collection of Classic Love Poems is the best treatment one could bestow on one's ears. A perfect choice of poems and the sweet voice of Richard Armitage make this collection a must-have for everyone who loves poetry.
    There is only one wish I have: I want more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anne hunt
    31/03/16
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    "a little piece of heaven!"

    I listen to this whenever I am feeling sad or lonely. The beautiful sentiments are expressed with such warmth and sincerity by the soothing, expressive voice of Mr. Armitage. Pure heaven! Wish it was longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edyta
    Minsk Mazowiecki Poland
    16/03/16
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    "Delightful listening"

    As always, Richard Armitage puts his heart and soul into the narration. I absolutely adore him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mariel
    10/02/16
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    "A must-listen to all!"
    If you could sum up Classic Love Poems in three words, what would they be?

    Exquisite. Delightful. Superb. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe these set of classic poems.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Armitage’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've always loved Richard Armitage's voice, thinking back on the excerpt of North & South, which I heard him narrate. I haven't listened to any of his previous narrations, but I'm thinking about buying the whole lot now. He could be reading an instruction manual in any language and I'd still keenly listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant collection of poems. Hope more comes with Mr Armitage reading them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma Ashley
    15/01/16
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    "Beautiful performance and very soothing"

    This is such a wonderful collection of love poems, including many of my favourites. The way Richard reads them brings all the words and emotions to life and is peaceful/soothing to listen to on a stressful day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ej
    26/12/15
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    "Beautiful"

    Beautiful selection of poems read in such a way as to capture your heart. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth646
    27/04/15
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    "Richard Armitage is the voice of Romance."

    Such a great actor, great material- a fantastic selection of classic poems read in style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. C. J. Mcelwee
    UK
    9/04/15
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    "Fall into the arms of lyrical verse"

    I really enjoyed listening to this collection of poetry, I only wished it had been a little longer. More please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SimPB
    5 RIVERWAY DRIVE BEWDLEY, WORCS. DY12 1AJ
    25/03/15
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    "Great book"

    These classic Love poems are just great. I am such a Shakespeare Fan. Love Audible.co.uk as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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