Distinguished actor and six-time Academy Award nominee Richard Burton reads a selection of his favourite poetry. Volume 2 in this dramatic audiobook series includes selections from William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Thomas Hardy.
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More wonderful vocal work.
As in volume one of this collection, Burton is on wonderful form. While many may be familiar with his "Undermilkwood" and "Ancient Mariner", these less well known recordings are a treasure. His measured, lambent tones seem particularly suited to Hardy, but his vocal dexterity is equally able to illuminate Donne's complex and subtle lyrics. Really rather splendid.
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Excellent Collection read by my favourite actor
An excellent collection, beautifully read. The audio quality is not as good as it could be, but good enough. Richard Burton is my favourite actor and I owned this collection for many years on cassette tape. His voice is pure power and emotion, and is in my view unsurpassed. He has great oratory skill and brings the poems to life like no other could. The thing missing here is a listing of the poems - even my cassette tape had sleeve notes. Amazon, get your act together! Why couldn't you have included it in the product description? You might sell a few more if you do. I found it online after searching for 5 minutes - here it is so you don't have to: The Richard Burton Poetry Collection Volume 2: 1. William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece 2. Thomas Hardy, Wessex Heights 3. John Donne, The Anniversarie 4. Thomas Hardy, Shut Out That Moon 5. John Donne, The Canonization 6. Thomas Hardy, Chancel Firing 7. John Donne, Extasie 8. Thomas Hardy, In Tenebris 9. John Donne, Elegy VIII. The Comparison 10. Thomas Hardy, Weathers
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