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Paradise Lost

Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Laura Paton
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man's creation, fall, and redemption to "justify the ways of God to men." Milton produced characters which have become embedded in the consciousness of English literature, the frail, human pair, Adam and Eve; the terrible cohort of fallen angels; and Satan, tragic and heroic in his unremitting quest for revenge. The tale unfolds from the aftermath of the great battle between good and evil to the moving departure of Adam and Eve from Eden, with human and eternal anguish intertwined in magnificent resonance.

For more informative lectures about this work, don't miss A Study Guide to Paradise Lost.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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  • Victoria
  • 09-04-2003

ahh... if only

if only this title were UN-abridged. ~sigh~ but otherwise, it is well-narrated, and the sound is good. and I must say, I was quite relieved to hear a female narrator reading Eve's part. it's good as a supplement to reading the work yourself. it's actually a good place to start if you are going to read it yourself, as it prepares you for the style and the plot.

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  • Danielle
  • 19-01-2003

Not at all a decent version

When I purchased this, I expected John Milton's "Paradise Lost." This abridged version cuts out about 4-5 of the original books within the epic, and usually the cuts are extremely important storyline information. I would suggest reading the book or looking somewhere else for the audio, because this version is not what you want.

29 of 31 people found this review helpful

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  • Donald
  • 12-04-2004

Gorgeous telling

I've come back to and listened to this recording three or four times. I find its imagery and lyricism enthralling. I will never think of death and sin without picturing them by the portal in their odd macabre dance and dilliance.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Marco Antonio Lara
  • 01-12-2007

this new wondrous Pontifice

. . . overlay With this portentious Bridge the dark Abyss. Thine now is all the world . . .

Listen to this abbreviated effort only if the sole alternative is never to read this poem. For beginners only. Great narration.

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  • Rowcroppers
  • 27-12-2018

good narrator

narrator was the best part. I listened to this while working out or before falling asleep.

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  • Rey
  • 20-12-2011

Great listen

Where does Paradise Lost rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first audiobook I have heard. Listing and following along with the read was interesting because they really make you feel like your in the time period that it was written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

GOD

Have you listened to any of Anton Lesser and Laura Paton ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes

Any additional comments?

No

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • tracy
  • 23-07-2007

A Hard Listen

This is a superb story that is masked behind 19th century writing and a very, VERY hard to listen to reader.

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