Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Metal
Little could we handle longtime lack of Beowulf audio!
John Hurley firstname.lastname@example.org. | South Pasadena CA | 07/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lo! Woundlike in the world gaped a cultural crevass filled by this fellow's Old English reading, tales of terror. Good to give hard gathered gold, garner good scopwork on shiny disc. Rarely Angle poets, ancient alliterates, revisit old words in the mead hall these morrows. Not at all nearer never we shall come to early entertainment, original oral recital. Yet, like a noble hearking to share his lord's fate at a place of slaughter, the reader recites at full run, not stopping to survey pits and piles of gore-stained soil beneath swift feet. Few among folks, those who follow Anglo-Saxon at this rapid pace. Slightly is the meter of stark poetry glorified, straining to stupendous speed. The voice tone is lighthearted, not serious dark like swordplay in a dungeon. None who knew grueling Old English study never dared write "it is hoped that this reading will provide a painless introduction to Anglo-Saxon." As well to claim original oral Iliad is introduction to glorious Greek. For those of you who don't understand my poor attempt at poetry, my points are that: 1) The world needed this reading of Beowulf in the original. You should buy it. However, 2) The reading is too fast to follow easily, and 3) Those who are not familiar with Old English should know that, contrary to what the liner notes to this set imply, you have to study OE as a foreign language. Without previous study, you will find this, or any other oral performance of OE poetry incomprehensible."
Beowulf by Eaton is great.
Wyatt Kaldenberg | Bonsall, CA 92003 | 06/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anglo-Saxon is lovely, but hard to pronounce. Beowulf is the complete poem in Anglo-Saxon English.
Any one trying to learn Old English should buy this CD.
Learning Old English from books alone is near impossible.
Any student of English culture or current-day Heathen should buy this CD.
I bought a copy of Beowulf in both Current English and Old English. This way I can follow the recording in either tongue.
If you are a follower of the Asatru Faith, this recording is a must. It can help you write rituals to the Gods, and speak to Wodan directly."
Trevor Eaton reads Beowulf
D. Morgan | 07/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For months understanding the words of Beowulf eluded all attempts. This is not easy. Now, reading along, a slow volcabulary has begun to form. Maybe this Saxon writing will decode.
Anyone who wants to read old-english needs, Trevor Eaton."