The Lie (version 2)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of "The Lie" by Sir Walter Raleigh. This was the fortnightly poem for the period beginning September 16, 2012.

The Lie is a political and social criticism poem probably written by Sir Walter Raleigh. Speaking in the imperative mood throughout, he commands his soul to go "upon a thankless errand" and tell various people and organizations of their misdeeds and wrongdoings. And if they object, Raleigh commands, publicly accuse them to be lying, or "give them the lie." To "give the lie" was a common phrase in Raleigh's time of writing. (Summary by Wikipedia) (0 hr 37 min)


The Lie - Read by CAM 4:28 Read by Cynthia Moyer
The Lie - Read by CC 4:07 Read by Chiquito Crasto
The Lie - Read by CC 3:38 Read by Chris Caron
The Lie - Read by CMP 3:42 Read by CaprishaPage
The Lie - Read by GC 3:29 Read by Snapdragon
The Lie - Read by JCM 3:32 Read by Jason Mills
The Lie - Read by JM2 3:27 Read by Jannie Meisberger
The Lie - Read by LLW 3:46 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Lie - Read by RN 4:05 Read by ravenotation
The Lie - Read by ZW 3:06 Read by Zen Wolfang



(3.5 stars)

Enjoyed the comparison of interpretations of this poetry based on history in political and social criticism