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by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, et al. | Read by Richard Armitage

This 22-minute collection of love poems from iconic writers offers a melodic narration by Richard Armitage. Each recitation is intentionally paced. There are no overly dramatic highs or lows in his voice. The passion is steady and constant from one poem to the next. From gestures of grandeur in Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Give All to Love" to the wisdom of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, the listener hears an array of poetic styles clearly enunciated. There's subtle musicality in each poem. Armitage's masterful delivery of words, whether in rhyme, ballad, or other poetic form, is both gallant and calming. This audiobook of great classic poems is a listening pleasure. T.E.C. 2016 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine