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Beowulf (Hall translation)

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(3,25 Sterne; 4 Bewertungen)

The most famous piece of Old English literature, Beowulf was written by an unknown poet at least 1000 years ago and tells how the eponymous hero who is a great warrior defeats the monster Grendel and his mother. He later goes on to rule the Geats before dying killing another foe, a dragon. This metered translation was made by John Lesslie Hall - Summary by clarinetcarrot (3 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Preface

11:43

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Chapters I - III

11:01

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Chapters IV - VI

11:09

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Chapters VII - IX

11:40

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Chapters X - XII

14:33

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Chapters XIII - XV

12:14

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Chapters XVI - XVIII

12:06

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Chapters XIX - XXI

11:25

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Chapters XXII - XXIV

15:36

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Chapters XXV - XXVII

14:34

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Chapters XXVIII - XXX

14:53

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Chapters XXXI - XXXIII

14:31

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Chapters XXXIV - XXXVI

18:21

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Chapters XXXVII - XXXIX

11:53

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Chapters XL - XLIII

17:36

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Bewertungen

(3,5 Sterne)

Overall, a good recording of a very decent translation. Sound quality varies a bit, but never to the point that you can't hear or understand what is being said. Some background noise can be heard, but not so loud as to be distracting. Reading is very dry, little variance in tone, but it is a straightforward reading not a theatrical one. I read along with the text as I listened and this really helped me absorb/understand what I was reading. I appreciate the time the reader took to do this.