Evangeline


Read by Leonard Wilson

(4.8 stars; 35 reviews)

Evangeline is one of Longfellow’s most popular poems and was once a great favorite with the American people. For many years almost every school child studied this poem during the middle school years. Although the decline of the reputation of the once-idolized poet has also brought neglect to this classic, it is still a very touching and expertly written work of art. It is based upon the tragic expulsion of the French settlers from Acadia (located in the Canadian maritime provinces) during the French & Indian War (1754-1763). Many Acadians died as a result of their exile, and many families were separated, including the heroine of this poem and her betrothed. Although she is a fictional character, statues of her and other memorials exist in Nova Scotia and other places now inhabited by descendants of the Acadians, later frequently known as “Cajuns.” (Introduction by Leonard Wilson) (2 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Intro and Part the First, section 1 13:52 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the First, section 2 10:41 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the First, section 3 10:11 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the First, section 4 12:26 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the First, section 5 12:27 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the Second, section 1 6:57 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the Second, section 2 12:11 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the Second, section 3 15:33 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the Second, section 4 14:47 Read by Leonard Wilson
Part the Second, section 5 13:12 Read by Leonard Wilson

Reviews

Evangeline


(5 stars)

A beautifully read poem. A must for all acadien descendants. It was beautiful to hear.

Lovely reading of a beautiful tale


(5 stars)

Thank you, Mr. Wilson for this lovely reading. Your voice wonderfully brings the characters to life and carries us through the Arcadian sunshine, the dreamy bayous, the vast prairies, and the solemn sick house.

FIRST-RATE


(5 stars)

Reading this poignant, masterfully structured tale gives irrefutable proof that the critics (whoever they may be) are buffoons. Thanks to the reader for a masterful interpretation.


(5 stars)

Well written, well read. This poem brings history to life, even if the characters are fictional.

Delightful


(5 stars)

I adore the story. It is like being on a pilgramage of love.

Heartbreaking!


(5 stars)

So tragic, haunting and beautiful! Make sure you have some tissues!

why isn't this book read every single year 5-12 grade?


(5 stars)

Haunting and Timeless


(5 stars)

Many thanks for this remarkable reading!