The Village Blacksmith


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4 stars; 6 reviews)

LibriVox volunteers bring you eleven different recordings of The Village Blacksmith, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 1st, 2006. (0 hr 25 min)

Chapters

The Village Blacksmith - Read by ALNL 2:04 Read by Andrea L
The Village Blacksmith - Read by CZ 2:56 Read by Christina Zhu
The Village Blacksmith - Read by DRB 2:31 Read by David Barnes
The Village Blacksmith - Read by EZWA 2:08 Read by Ezwa
The Village Blacksmith - Read by GMH 2:11 Read by Glen Hallstrom
The Village Blacksmith - Read by KLH 2:29 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
The Village Blacksmith - Read by MEG 2:15 Read by Ed Good
The Village Blacksmith - Read by MFS 2:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Village Blacksmith - Read by MKS 2:13 Read by Michael Sirois
The Village Blacksmith - Read by SDM 2:31 Read by Sean McKinley
The Village Blacksmith - Read by SM 2:18 Read by Sean McGaughey

Reviews

Worth the Listen


(3.5 stars)

Learned it is "A chestnut tree" not "THE chestnut tree". Beyond that, as I was listening, it occurred to me that none of the readers truly expressed the emotions and meaning of the last stanza. We are to make something of ourselves on the anvil of life - beating out the imperfections.


(3 stars)

I like the poem, but it seems a little silly to have so many readers. I guess you can pick which one you want.