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Men reading poetry

The Times described Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice as a “jaguar hiding inside a cello”. How is that for a metaphor? By God, there is no better one. I’ve listened to him reading poetry, and honestly, it’s better than music. So I’ve decided to make a list of the most amazing, deep, rich, velvety male voices I know: Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Leonard Cohen and Tom Hiddleston.

BRYAN CRANSTON reading Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. This is my favorite. The part where he says “My name is Ozymandias” gives me goose bumps every time, no matter if it’s the tenth time I’ve listened to this.

LEONARD COHEN reciting A Thousand Kisses Deep. He is my favorite singer of all times. What a heart-wrenching poem!

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH reading The Seven Ages of Man by Shakespeare. Also Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats, and Dante’s Divine Comedy. It’s an ear-gasm!

TOM HIDDLESTON reading May I Feel Said He by E.E. Cummings. And Sonnet 18.

Comments (4)

  • I too love a man with a deep velvety voice. That Bryan Cranston one is INSANELY GOOD. Of course, I’m a huge Breaking Bad fan, so that might be why. Thanks for sharing these! xo

  • Thank you for this post. It is amazing on so many levels.

  • Wow, what a fun and unique post! I’m definitely bookmarking this for tonight so I can fall asleep to Ozymandias. 🙂 I’m a huge fan of Bryan Cranston and his voice, of course, and I can’t wait to discover the others!

  • What a beautiful collection.


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