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  • Richard Burton Reads the Poetry of Thomas Hardy

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Richard Burton
  • Length: 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Richard Burton Reads the Poetry of Thomas Hardy

By: Thomas Hardy
Narrated by: Richard Burton
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Summary

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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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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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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Wonderful poetry read by the master

What a gem great poems read by the beautiful voice of Richard Burton. Only a pity that it was so short

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Burton reads Hardy

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

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masters of their art

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

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THAT voice!

Amazing…..could listen to that voice forever, Mr Burton is mesmerising. Could do with poem titles instead of chapters, but quite frankly would listen to this man reading a shopping list!

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Richard Burton's wonderful voice.

Loved most of the poems and of course richard Burton's readings, irritated by no poem titles.

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Beautiful poetry enhanced by brilliant narration

Grateful thanks to reviewer Simon Jude for supplying the titles to these poems. Being able to read the words while listening is a great help to understanding and appreciating the poetry. Richard Burton's rendition is sublime.

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Exquisite!

Ten stars would not do justice to this absolute gem of a performance of the poems of a man who always thought himself more of a poet than a novelist - and, although his novels are also great, he was right!

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