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Beowulf by Unknown


A New Verse Translation

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Running Time
2 Hrs. 15 Min.
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  4.0  Stars Based on 2 ratings
Listen to this Old English epic poem by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet dated somewhere between the 8th and the early 11th century. Hear the epic battle between the hero Beowulf and the monster Grendel, and then Grendel's mother! Download this important work of Anglo-Saxon literature and the oldest surviving epic poem of Old English. This audio book is the translated by Irish poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and he also narrates the audio book which runs 2 Hrs. 15 Min. This version is available on streaming video through YouTube.

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A Superb Translation & Narration from Seamus Heaney
Reviewer LOLDavid
 August 13, 2007
This epic tale is well delivered by the Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. He captures all the gritty details of the Early Middle Ages, and his narration adds a lot to this audio book. His words paint an amazing picture of the Anglo-Saxon times and the heroic battle Beowulf & Grendel (and Grendel's mother). After 1000 years it's still quite a story and this is a great way to listen to it.

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  • Published: 2000
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B017219