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John Best

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Graduate student, parent, husband, etc. I listen to lots of audiobooks while doing dishes, vacuuming, and walking the dog.

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Beowulf (AudiobookFormat, 2020, Macmillan Audio) 4 stars

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere …

A masterpiece - try the audiobook

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I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Even if you don't this one is worth trying. It's an epic poem that was certainly passed down orally for generations before it was ever written down. Imagining the changes it would have gone through during that process makes me enjoy this modern-language translation even more. It might not be a translation that hold up forever, but it fits here and now.