Happy New Year Everyone!
I just thought I'd give a quick update on the audio
books I found on Amazon yesterday.
I bought the "The General Prologue & The Physician's
Tale: In Middle English & In Modern Verse Translation
[AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD)". You can get
there through this tinyurl:
Anyway, on the page is a link to download immediately,
which takes you to a company called audible.com. Being
the impatient sort, I bought from Audible so I could
download immediately. Here's a quick excerpt from the
description that I thought may be of interest to the
"How do we know what Chaucer's English sounded like?
The simplest way for the present reader to learn what
Chaucer's pronunciation sounded like is to listen to
Richard Bebb's superb reading of the current recording
of The General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales. The
knowledge it represents has been built up by the work
of many scholars over centuries, which is now
available in many competent studies and editions of
So this isn't just a reading of Chaucer but an attempt
to read Chaucer in Middle English (which was my big
concern). The download is also $9.94 and now resides
on my iPod where I can now study Middle English
anywhere I go.
-- Geoffrey Fulredy