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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,813 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Sian Phillips, Emma Fielding, Miriam Margolyes, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

All's Well That Ends Well finds Helena rewarded for her ministries to the sick with the choice of any husband she wishes. Her choice, Bertram, is unwilling to have her as his wife and sets her a number of seemingly impossible tasks to complete before he will relent.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Osterlund | 2/18/2014

    " Fun. But why does she love him again? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 2/17/2014

    " This play by Shakespeare has a worrisome plot, but Shakespeare carries it off flawlessly and it does indeed end well. The Arkangel dramatization is , as usual, wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicky B | 2/12/2014

    " I'm going to be honest: I did not like this play. I was really shocked because I thought for sure I would enjoy it, but it probably ranks right up there with Lear as one of my least favorite Shakespeare plays. I think it's the fact that I didn't find a single character particularly likable. That'll usually do it for one of his plays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Lundy | 2/11/2014

    " What's there not to like? The men are scoundrels, the women are crafty, although a little dumb. It's got a sexual bait and switch, war, good poetry and prose, and as the title suggests, it all works out, even if it's reeks of deus ex machina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Letitia | 2/5/2014

    " Better seen than read, although, you have to admit that the character of Bertram is so loathsome the ending would be much more satisfying were he humiliated or castrated or some other delicious torture... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 1/12/2014

    " I read all 38 Shakespeare plays and ended with this one for the symbolism with the title. Good play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 1/11/2014

    " An interesting, if flawed, play on manners, title, economic disparity and, above all, class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy | 1/11/2014

    " This was an interesting play. The heroine was a most fascinating character. Whenever things would get away from her, she would quickly regroup and get things back under control. Most of the men came across as idiots in this play. I'm not objecting to that, it just seems like an interesting move for Shakespeare to have made having so many stupid male characters, no dumb female characters and the lead female be the smartest of the bunch. Still its main message is a good one; if things are not going your way then do what you can to change it around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/9/2014

    " I didn't like this play near as much as others of Shakespeare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/31/2013

    " I really enjoyed the play though Bertram was a bit tiresome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rozonda | 12/11/2013

    " I must confess I hate this play...I hate the whole "bed trick" story and how the character of Helena does utterly humiliating things,even for her time. It is one of the called "problem plays" and in good right too-apart from the character of Parolles, not much to save here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 11/14/2013

    " this story was stupid.. i obviously read this as a project for my class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dionne | 10/3/2012

    " This is the best Shakespeare I've read! It's easy to understand and very comical! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommy Farris | 9/26/2012

    " Very funny. Shakespeare has an amazing whit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred Daly | 9/8/2012

    " I re-readthis because I was going to see it this past weekend. It's very weird. To enjoy it, you have to abandon your expectation that the characters will behave like real people; it's more like a fable. I did notice a lot of interesting parallels to Hamlet, which he wrote about the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carie | 5/23/2012

    " apparently "well" is a relative term. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TAB | 5/14/2012

    " If not for Helena, this book would be a 2. Def my 2nd least fav Shakespeare play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ibis3 | 5/2/2012

    " All I can say is that Bertram deserved neither Helena or Diana. Shakespeare is great as usual. Particularly enjoyed the folk tale scaffolding of this one. For a full analysis, check out my post on Reader of the Stack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 8/28/2011

    " Interesting play. Great ending. Not his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ke | 5/5/2011

    " The play sets an interesting situation and I found the characters Helena and Parolle interesting.

    Some of the comedy is a bit predictable, but, in my view, the wonderful language makes up for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 4/5/2011

    " I didn't like this play near as much as others of Shakespeare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/8/2011

    " One of "The problem plays" - part comic romantic romp, part farce
    The Countess Betram's mother
    Helena a young girl
    Widow Capilet
    Diana, her daughter
    Mariana, her friend
    Hardback fount in : The Comedies of William Shakespeare "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.E. | 2/3/2011

    " Loved it, and I get the feeling that I liked it more than I should have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabi | 12/20/2010

    " Just read the first act, people. It's soo funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 11/17/2010

    " Solid edition of a great play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 11/16/2010

    " Excellent edition of a great play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 11/13/2010

    " Perhaps the greatest edition of this great play. The better I know this play, the more impressed I am. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 11/4/2010

    " Useful student edition of a great play, greater than many people think. Keep the subplot and its resolution in mind when thinking through the resolution of the main plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/15/2010

    " What's there not to like? The men are scoundrels, the women are crafty, although a little dumb. It's got a sexual bait and switch, war, good poetry and prose, and as the title suggests, it all works out, even if it's reeks of deus ex machina. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Murray | 10/4/2010

    " Shakespeare is always better when you see it performed. Without the benefit of having seen it, I found this play difficult to follow. I hope to increase the number of stars on my next reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/11/2010

    " Not my favorite Shakespeare, but very enjoyable. Read it before seeing the play this summer, and that was wonderful. Shakespeare was meant to be performed, but I appreciate pre-reading anyway. "

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