Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Great Poets of the Romantic Age, complete with the texts of the poems, in a newly designed, self-contained app.
The Tyger… I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud… Ode to the West Wind… The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… Ode to a Nightingale… We’ll go no more a-roving… The Peasant Poet... ‘All good poetry’, wrote Wordsworth, ‘is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’, and this was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets. With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.
Michael Sheen has been seen widely on stage and screen. His major theatrical roles include Henry V (RSC), Peer Gynt (directed by Ninagawa) and Jimmy Porter in Look Back In Anger. Among his film work is Wilde, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Since he left RADA, Sheen has recorded extensively for Naxos AudioBooks, reading Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and The Idiot, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Oedipus the King.
“As a group, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats and John Clare bestrode the 17th and 18th centuries… Here their best-known poems are movingly read by Michael Sheen, their beauty compounded by the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Brahms.”
The Good Book Guide, on the original audiobook production
“Whether he's antheming a lonely grief or giving vent to William Blake's anger in the poem Auguries of Innocence, [Michael Sheen] is ideally cast for delivering this admirable selection from the works of Romantic poets…”
Arnold Evans, Times Educational Supplement, on the original audiobook production
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the poems while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about these poems.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!