Seamus Heaney’s popular and accessible translation of Beowulf was published years ago and was a best-seller. Now you can hear Heaney read his translation. He has a very pleasant, expressive voice that makes his translation come to life. Whether you count Beowulf among your favorites or are having a hard time getting into it, the readings will pull you in. They’re most excellent!
Here’s the first of two long videos from SkitlerRemix on YouTube:
BBC also has ten online audio episodes of Seamus Heaney reading Beowulf. Sound quality is excellent.
These readings are not to be missed and are highly recommended for students of Beowulf.