I have to confess that I never cared all that much for the poem, so it wouldn't be a high priority for me to sit and listen to from beginning to end. On the other hand, hearing a narrative poem is probably more interesting than reading it, and right now is probably a great time to read and hear literature. It's good to come back to some of those texts that were required reading for students, and approach them voluntarily later in life, which may make them seem more enjoyable and less like a chore.
I did a little DuckDuckGo-ing looking for other audio versions. The Audible.com one with Richard Burton seems to be widely disliked because of added sound effects that reduce the sound quality.
But I would bet, without having heard it myself, that Ian McKellen does a great job -- I like what he says about not over-performing poetry. And his CD benefits a good cause, the Wordsworth Trust. There are also a few others that show up on YouTube.
____________________I never read a poem that wasn't better heard rather than read silently. Poets are not always successful performing their own work: Dylan Thomas too booming, T.S. Eliot too dry, although Betjeman speaks from the heart and you believe him. Actors can overact the emotion in poems, and experience of acting in dramatic verse makes me think it best not to interpret too much, except to clarify a meaning, and let the poet do the work. Coleridge's title is a reminder that the horror story of the mariner's voyaging is told in verse. So I arrived at Grasmere with my script marked for stress, noting rhyme schemes and alliteration. Pamela was always appreciative of what I first recorded but, after her notes on the detail as well as the sweep of the narrative, the second take was invariably the one that Sue approved of and which is preserved on the DVD. — Ian McKellen, January 2007https://www.mckellen.com/audio/rime.htm
Order the CD to support the Wordsworth Trusthttp://www.wordsworthshop.co.uk/ProductDetail...
Other audio recordings by Ian McKellenhttps://www.mckellen.com/audio/index.htm
YouTube versions or excerpts with McKellen, possibly in violation of copyrighthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1raSUYAr0s0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4KmzUrOKdQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRGnoFf2cZQ
Other YouTube versionshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTgiMONfHbQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3LuHK8C0IQ
Just for texts, the Poetry Foundation is a good resource to bookmark, as is the Representative Poetry Online project at the University of Toronto.https://rpo.library.utoronto.ca
PBS has been airing new (to me) half-hour episodes of a video series called 'Poetry in America,' by the Harvard professor Elisa New. It's really well done, with readings and comments both by poets and poetry scholars as well as just by people interested in poetry, some famous, others not. Apparently some of a previous season is available for free; other episodes might be accessible by subscribing to the PBS app or making a contribution to become a member.https://www.poetryinamerica.org