Get Your Free Audiobook

Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass

Narrated by: Lana Del Rey
Length: 39 mins
5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

Non-member price: $15.79

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

Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated spoken word poetry collection from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass

“'Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass' is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic.” (Lana Del Rey)

Lana Del Rey brings her breathtaking poetry to life in an unprecedented audiobook. In this stunning spoken word performance, Lana Del Rey reads 14 poems from her debut book Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff. Lana’s debut book solidifies her further as “the essential writer of her times” (The Atlantic). This audiobook features Lana reading select poems from the book, including "LA Who Am I to Love You?", "The Land of 1,000 Fires", "Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving", "Never to Heaven", "Tessa DiPietro", "Happy", and several others. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator.

©2020 Lana Del Rey (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Australia

What listeners say about Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    69
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    60
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    58
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

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

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

incredible

I will listen to this every single day 💕 the absolute, undeniable, cataclysmic beauty feeds my soul, shifting into a glittering, twinkling sphere where home is your heart and the angels are you sisters ✨

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

So good

Love this, the recording sounds intimate and Lana’s poetry is beautiful. Highly recommend, especially when you’re listening while you’re in nature!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I have no words!

I’m honestly speechless, that was so beautiful and elegant. Her voice is mesmerising and her words have such a deep meaning. Can’t wait to listen again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A+

Hauntingly beautiful words that capture some unique human experiences and emotions. I’m a sucker for a neat rhyme. Great job, keep up the good work.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

in awe

some of the poems and phases were just so memorable. “i plant violets everytime someone leaves me “ “i go to the beach with friends who don’t know i’m crazy, cause i can”
she’s a blessing , there were perfect poems highlighting the beauty and pain of being heartbroken and being alone. Lessons in not finding joy in materialistic things but romanticising life itself.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Stunning!

This was absolutely perfect! It absolutely exceeded my already high expectations and proves lana to be a true artist!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Lana curing my sadness.

This spoken poetry is beautiful and I urge everyone to listen to it. Each poems tell a unique story and Lana perfectly paints a picture of specific settings and characters. listen to this.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

wow

amazing. talented. powerful. legend. brilliant. thoughtful. personal. stunning. never done before. show stopping. totally unique.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A stunning masterpiece that truly hits the core of your heart.

Lana has really spoken from the heart and mind with her poetry. Her deepest thoughts combined with her wants for the world she desires gives a really raw feel to it all. Loved every minute of it and will continue to listen on repeat forever. Thank you Lana for your masterpiece.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

thank you queen 🙏😍

Lana you are a true artist. thank you thank you thank you!
this is everything I wanted from you and more.
it's almost an extension of Norman fucking Rockwell album.
💫