Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $36.20

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

This collection of poetry by American poet Walt Whitman was originally published in 1855 and was followed by a number of updated editions. Whitman was known for adding additional material to the collection right up until his death in 1892.

Leaves of Grass is the written expression of Whitman's view of life and humanity in the form of poetry. The author masterfully connects each poem in some way, while infusing his prose with his own philosophy. This collection is unique for its time due to the emphasis the author puts on pleasures of the flesh, without resorting to symbolism to any great extent.

Delving into nature and man's role in the world, Walt Whitman left the world a beautiful and thoughtful collection of poetry that has withstood the test of time. Although Leaves of Grass was considered to be scandalous during the Victorian era, today it is seen as an important and serious work.

Public Domain (P)2017 A.R.N. Publications

What listeners say about Leaves of Grass

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M McVey
  • M McVey
  • 20-05-2018

a cold stilted reading

great poetry read mechanically with a monotonous tempo. there are better readers that I should have sought out.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-2018


Whitman was way too wordy. wish he had learned the meaning of brevity.
but much of the poetry was very beautiful.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.