Songs of the Road

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(3.8 stars; 5 reviews)

Although best known for the creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle did not only write works of mystery and of adventure - he was also a rather successful poet. This is a collection of poems written by the famous author. - Summary by Carolin (1 hr 21 min)


A Hymn of Empire 2:54 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sir Nigel's Song 1:21 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Arab Steed 3:15 Read by ImkeStevens
A Post-Impressionist 4:09 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Empire Builders 2:57 Read by Greg Giordano
The Groom's Encore 4:40 Read by Ellen Preckel
The Bay Horse 1:14 Read by Ellen Preckel
The Outcasts 1:53 Read by Phil Chenevert
The End 1:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
1902-1909 4:40 Read by Catherine R. Salazar
The Wanderer 4:41 Read by Greg Giordano
Bendy's Sermon 7:10 Read by Martin Geeson
Compensation 3:06 Read by Greg Giordano
The Banner of Progress 1:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Hope 1:55 Read by Greg Giordano
Religio Medici 2:16 Read by Eric Metzler
Man's Limitation 1:26 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Mind and Matter 1:05 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Darkness 1:38 Read by Greg Giordano
A Woman's Love 1:04 Read by Julia Niedermaier
By the North Sea 1:01 Read by Phil Schempf
December's Snow 1:14 Read by Phil Schempf
Shakespeare's Expostulation 6:13 Read by Martin Geeson
The Empire 0:48 Read by Greg Giordano
A Voyage 2:00 Read by Greg Giordano
The Orphanage 1:19 Read by Onlam
Sexagenarius Loquitur 1:16 Read by Ruth Golding
Night Voices 1:09 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Message 1:03 Read by Winston Tharp
The Echo 0:46 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Advice to a Young Author 1:06 Read by Julia Niedermaier
A Lilt of the Road 10:13 Read by Eric Metzler



(4.5 stars)

Poetry lends itself to.many moods. One can abandon oneself to the soaring passion of Wordsworth or read and re-read Frost, attempting to wring every subtle meaning from his musings. The epics of Homer and The like give us fanciful historic narrative, and "device" poems such as "Canturbury Tales" or "Decameron" furnish us with various short stories loosely woven into a whole. Milton and Dante give us grandiose renderings of religious import. ACD gives us short poems which are witty and pithy, but my enjoyment of them lies in his carefully turned phrasing and unsurpassed rhyming meter. His is, indeed,the work of a brilliant wordsmith.