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The Inferno of Dante

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Robert Pinsky's new verse translation of the Inferno makes it clear to the contemporary listener, as no other in English has done, why Dante is universally considered a poet of great power, intensity, and strength. This critically acclaimed translation was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award given by the Academy of American Poets. Well versed, rapid, and various in style, the Inferno is narrated by Pinsky and three other leading poets: Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart, and Louise Glück.

©1994 Robert Pinsky (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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  • Gabriella Garland
  • 21/06/2017

Intriguing story but…

I fell in love with the story and most of the narrators were able to bring this epic to life. The females voice was too monotone and made it distracting for me to truly get the full experience. Another small detail that irritated me was the way she put too much emphasis oh the "w" in words such as"whipped" or "whirled". She was also choppy on many of her sentences. She would often add commas where a comma was not necessary. Her voice was overall distracting and did not do this epic justice. Other than that listening to this was an amazing experience and I will be sure to share this experience with others

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  • craig
  • 14/09/2015

A great translation of the epic.

The performance would have been better if there was only 1 reader. The only reader I didn't care for was the female who was very monotone and just a distraction from the story.

The inferno itself is a great source not just to hear about Hell and the different punishment people get for their sins. it is also a great source regarding the Religious politics that accrued in Dantes time and how he viewed Florance itself. most of the damn are based on real people of Dantes time so while reading or hearing be sure to look up and understand who these people were. a great story for anyone interested in the subject.

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  • 0rion
  • 18/08/2018

Classic story, horrid narration

Each section has a different narrator and out of the first four only one was acceptable the others sounded like disinterested first time read throughs. The inflection was abysmal and the tone monotonous and disinterested as if they were being forced to read it in front of a class. I couldn't even finish listening to this rendition.

On the plus side I liked the dramatic music between chapters.

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  • jmf
  • 14/08/2018

the woman ruins the story!!!!!!!

Not sure why they thought it would be a good idea to use 5 narrators. She sounds like a brainwashed robot from a sci-fi movie. TERRIBLE! find a different version!

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  • Chey
  • 27/07/2018

Monotone

The performers are the worst Ive heard. Too distracting to get past Chapter 3. What a shame.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18/12/2018

I had a hard time not falling asleep

Both readers are very monotone, I really had a hard time following the story, wich is a shame

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  • Alec
  • 22/06/2018

The narrators have listless tone.

Their ability to draw you in has been exanguanated. Their lethargic and sluggish performance is boring.

It's hard for me to stay focused on the content with their ability to perform the story.

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  • FELICIA
  • 01/05/2018

POOR NARRATION

Would you try another book from Dante Alighieri and Robert Pinsky (translator) and/or the narrators?

I would try another book by the author but not the narrators.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It was like one of the narrator was reading the book for the first time. Some of the sentences don't make sense when first listening because the pauses are incorrectly placed. Some are monotonous. I may or may not be able to finish listening to it despite the fact that it is a good story.

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  • Leslie M.
  • 18/04/2018

Great work, mostly well read

I love the poem but found Louise Gluck's monotone narration really annoying. The three other narrators were excellent.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/02/2018

Poor narration

Most of the narrators were ok but the woman sounded like she was falling asleep