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Richard Burton, the multi-award winning actor, reads the finest work of Thomas Hardy.
©2008 Saland Publishing (P)2008 Saland Publishing

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  • 25-09-2017

Excellent!

If you could sum up Richard Burton Reads the Poetry of Thomas Hardy in three words, what would they be?

Totally awesome performance

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Outstanding reading of some excellent poems. I will listen to this many more times.

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  • CarolRabbit
  • 05-09-2015

Beautiful Reading

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this audiobook for both the poetry and the fabulous reading of Richard Burton.

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I would always like a listing of the poetry or at least a clear naming of the poem so I can attempt to locate a physical copy. I am definitely a novice and like the poem in hand for a slow and careful reading. I also like to try my own reading aloud. It seems every audible product should be accompanied by an accurate listing of the material. I would not paying slightly more, but would like more than a quick tune on a radio or flash on a television.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-03-2021

definitive reader of poetry!!!

uncomparable voice, magical, every single syllable. ,lf someone thinks they don't like poetry find the Richard Burton version if possible then ask them again.

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  • Tom
  • 17-07-2009

An absolute gem

I dont think I have ever heard anyone read poetry like Richard Burton. His sense of rhythm and cadence are simply uncanny, as is his understanding of the poem; and then there is the voice - listening to him read Hardy's poetry and you begin to understand why everyone used to rave about him. Brilliant stuff.

I used to have this reading on a cassette but lost it - to my great dismay - so I was delighted to see it available on Audible.

If you like poetry, then you will love this unique reading - an excellent selection too. Strongly recommended.

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  • Simon Jude
  • 02-01-2020

Applause, plus Names of Poems

What a wonderful, clever voice. Burton was a genius. There are no titles in the product, just chapter numbers. These are the poems included, by chapter number.

1. Wessex Heights
2. Let Me Enjoy
3. In the Servants’ Quarters
4. At Casterbridge Fair: The Ballad Singer
5. In Tenebris I
6. The Phantom Horsewoman
7. Beyond The Last Lamp
8. Timing Her
9. Shut Out That Moon
10. The Sunshade
11. The Voice
12. Channel Firing
13. The Souls of the Slain
14. Great Things
15. I Found Her Out There
16. Reminiscences of a Dancing Man
17. Satires of Circumstance VIII: In The Study
18. She Charged Me
19. After A Journey
20. Weathers
21. Old Furniture
22. Afterwards

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  • Brian, Scotland
  • 27-10-2015

masters of their art

Outstanding in every respect. A perfect combination of poet and performer which I will treasure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-2020

Burton reads Hardy

The voice of Richard Burton is matched superbly to this selection of Hardy's verse. Excellent.

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