Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona)
This is a recording of the text of Milton’s first edition of 1667, which had ten books, unlike the second edition (1674) which was redivided into twelve books in the manner of Virgil’s Aeneid. See Wikipedia entry. (9 hr 41 min)
|Book One, Part 1||25:15||Read by Owen|
|Book One, Part 2||25:48||Read by J A Carter|
|Book Two, Part 1||24:04||Read by Kirsten Ferreri|
|Book Two, Part 2||29:17||Read by Cori Samuel|
|Book Three, Part 1||19:08||Read by Greg Bryant|
|Book Three, Part 2||21:13||Read by Greg Bryant|
|Book Four, Part 1||32:25||Read by Catharine Eastman|
|Book Four, Part 2||29:58||Read by Cori Samuel|
|Book Five, Part 1||21:54||Read by Clayton J. Smith|
|Book Five, Part 2||25:00||Read by J A Carter|
|Book Six, Part 1||19:24||Read by Rosalind Wills|
|Book Six, Part 2||27:53||Read by Eric Ray|
|Book Seven, Part 1||37:26||Read by Onjana Yawnghwe|
|Book Seven, Part 2||36:24||Read by hefyd|
|Book Eight, Part 1||26:39||Read by Greg Bryant|
|Book Eight, Part 2||35:38||Read by Greg Bryant|
|Book Nine, Part 1||32:35||Read by hefyd|
|Book Nine, Part 2||28:19||Read by hefyd|
|Book Ten, Part 1||37:28||Read by Kurt Wong|
|Book Ten, Part 2||45:28||Read by J A Carter|
Good for the Style
This is done in a particular style that I don't care for. It feels similar to the Illiad, but is far better. At least with this I could finish. It is intriguing, but not exciting.
a great listen
A beautiful, insightful poem with very dedicated speakers. Thank you for contribution.
This audio books are the best that I had heard. Thank you for all those people that recorded this audio. From Brazil
Wow!- Paradise Lost- just awesome
This book is just fantastic. I've never read anything better, and although the narration is slow at points, it is almost flawless, with the voice actor going to great lengths to change voices to differentiate characters. Well done!
I've always wanted to hear from this book and am glad to have found this. Much thanks!
very well done. i enoyed it. thanks to everyone who worked on this project
Greg Bryant is phenomenal in this series (voice of book 9)! I wish he had done the whole book
He sounds as if reading it for the first time. I couldn't stand it.