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  • GEOFF SCHEMELL
    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
    Message 1 of 31 , Jan 1, 2007
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      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:

      http://tinyurl.com/yy328l

      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
      list:

      "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
      Chaucer's poems."

      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
    • GEOFF SCHEMELL
      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
      Message 31 of 31 , Jan 1, 2007
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        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:

        http://tinyurl.com/yy328l

        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
        list:

        "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
        Chaucer's poems."

        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
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