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HOW TO FLY (IN TEN THOUSAND EASY LESSONS)

HOW TO FLY (IN TEN THOUSAND EASY LESSONS) Poetry

by Barbara Kingsolver | Read by Barbara Kingsolver

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Barbara Kingsolver delivers her poetry of the everyday with sweet-voiced accessibility and a hint of Appalachia tang. The subjects range from losing weight (or not), peonies, sheep shearing, and knitting--"By involving fiber in my invocation of divinity/I feel assured of a fairly positive outcome"--to marriage, her mother's death, and visiting a "burying ground"--"This cemetery... Read More

LEAN AGAINST THIS LATE HOUR

LEAN AGAINST THIS LATE HOUR

by Garous Abdolmalekian, Idra Novey [Trans.], Ahmad Nadalizadeh [Trans.] | Read by Sean Rohani

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Narrator Sean Rohani infuses this book of poetry with a heartfelt focus that envelops the listener. He brings the work of Garous Abdolmalekian, a new Iranian poet, to international audiences. Rohani's narration of the poems is well paced; their tone is soft and dreamy. One could listen to this title while taking a long walk or trying to ease into sleep. The poems vary in length... Read More

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Kate McAll [Adapt.] | Read by Seamus Dever, Adhir Kalyan, Stacy Keach, Mike McShane, Cerris Morgan-Moyer, Darren Richardson

L.A. Theatre Works | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

This classic novel is performed by a full cast, including Seamus Dever as Captain Robert Walton, Adhir Kalyan as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and the audibly recognizable Stacy Keach as The Creature. The riveting adaptation of the story within a story, as told by Mary Shelly, is startlingly different from the familiar movie versions. Stacy Keach's deep voice is perfect for the... Read More

TERTULIA

TERTULIA

by Vincent Toro | Read by Robert Ramirez

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

A tertulia, in Latin countries, is a gathering for people to share their creations and ideas, and this poetry collection goes far to capture that spirit. Many of the ideas are about how Puerto Rico and its people-- and Spanish-speaking people in general--are seen and treated by the U.S. government. There is a lot of justifiable anger here, but not every poem is steeped in it.... Read More

TOGETHER IN A SUDDEN STRANGENESS

TOGETHER IN A SUDDEN STRANGENESS America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic

by Alice Quinn [Ed.] | Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Gisela Chipe, Catherine Cohen, Michael Crouch, Catherine Ho, Hillary Huber, Nicole Lewis, Dani Martineck, Prentice Onayemi, Elisabeth Rodgers, Neil Shah, Shayna Small

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

There is something for everyone in this timely poetry collection. Varied voices ring throughout the performances, ranging from quiet to cacophonous. The narrators are well matched to the style of each poem, moving from sassily irreverent to coolly somber. The order of the poems is also suitable, carrying the listener from joy to despair to hope and back again. Assembled over 40... Read More

VIETGONE

VIETGONE

by Qui Nguyen | Read by Will Dao, Desiree Mee Jung, Greg Watanabe, Paul Yen, Jeena Yi

L.A. Theatre Works | Audio Program
Poetry & Drama

This vivid comedic production set in 1975, after the fall of Saigon, is about two Vietnamese refugees living in America who fall in love. Paul Yen, who portrays Quang, begins the play by blaring rap lyrics to set the tone of the story. Jeena Yi, playing Tong, unmasks her feelings through her sharp, short-tempered tone. Will Dao, Desiree Jung, and Greg Watanabe, who portray an... Read More

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