Friday, February 13, 2015

Review: Valentines

Valentines: A Bouquet of Letters and Poetry for Lovers by Stefan Rudnicki

This literary bouquet was created from well-known writers of the past. Over ten writers are represented in this romantic collection: William Blake, Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Mary Ellen Patrick Downing, Robert Frost, Heloise, Ben Johnson, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Adelaide Ann Proctor, Christina Rossetti, Carl Sandburg, William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Tollet, and William Butler Yeats. To represent the assortment of voices in the poems, the audiobook features over twenty vocal artists. For little over an hour of listening, a great amount of care was given to this audiobook.
Adolescent Audio Adventures : Audiobook Review of Valentine

Each chapter track features two or more written pieces and a different reader for each piece. Aside from the words and the reader, each track has a musical bed. An orchestra played wonderful musical selections underneath the poetry. Skyboat Media listed the musical pieces in a pdf on their blog post about Valentine. (Thank you, Skyboat!)

This quick audiobook bids the listener to relax, reflect, and enjoy different perspectives on love. It's a beautiful book that can be savored. I think adults will enjoy listening to this book, but it could also be used in a classroom setting for high school or college. It's great to hear poetry read aloud and hearing professional readers can add new life to a written piece of art.

Reviewed from an Audiobook Jukebox copy. Thank you, Blackstone Audio!
I received this audiobook from Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review.

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