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by | Read by Joe Eyre

Biography & Memoir • 15.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Joe Eyre's narration of this audiobook sounds erudite yet accessible. His approach effectively navigates the challenge of a scholarly deep dive into the life and works of John Milton. Moshenska, an Oxford professor of English literature, asserts that Milton's writing and legacy place him in a revered space in the Western literary canon, alongside Shakespeare and Wordsworth. However, his biography of Milton doesn't use the traditional template. Moshenska openly ponders the mystery of why he's compelled to focus on Milton at all. Yet his discussion is thoughtful; for example, starting with the relationship Milton had with music, he posits that the element of rhythm significantly informed Milton's writing. Eyre's voice is always engaging, hitting all the right inflections throughout. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781549112157 $25.98

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