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BEOWULF The Complete Story

by | Read by a Full Cast

Classics • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Though the publisher calls this production a drama, it is, rather, a recital of the complete text by multiple readers, with sound effects and music. As such, it is one of the most accessible and listenable audio versions of this tenth-century epic, originally written in Old English. The poem sings of the title hero's youthful victory over Danish monsters and his last fatal battle with a dragon. The crisp translation is tensely narrated by Richard Ringer, the University of Wisconsin professor who wrote it, with the characters performed by uniformly capable actors. Producer Norman Gilliland, a WHA Madison program host, has judiciously selected and mixed the sound and music to contribute atmosphere and help drive the action forward. Y.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • The University of Wisconsin Press • 2006

CD ISBN 9780971509320 $29.95 • Three CDs

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