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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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Father and son Julian and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and his son, Hal, in this powerful production, which also stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales.

In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former director of the Royal National Theatre. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 5/19/2011

    " Read for Shakespeare Club. I really have a hard time reading these histories. Falstaff can be amusing, but all the people and which side they're on is confusing to me. Perhaps I should study English history first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/9/2011

    " Some good speeches. Not well written. Shakespeare phoning it in a lot. Rumor personified? Even Shakespeare made fun of that device in A Midsummer Night's Dream, as an example of bad playwriting. Characters pretty meh. Hal not that likable. Falstaff not that likable. King Henry not that likable. Eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/27/2011

    " Was ok, liked the names for the 'soldiers' Feeble, Mouldy, etc lolol ;D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/15/2010

    " In some ways even better than Part 1, if only for the devastating scene at the end where Henry V--now king--disowns Falstaff. It's a situation we all find ourselves confronting (although we may not come to the same conclusion or handle it the same way) as we enter adulthood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enzo | 12/11/2010

    " The play is great. The particular edition (New Cambridge) was pretty well-made and provided good information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 10/16/2010

    " I think this is one of the bard's best works, although it does have its detractors. A good mix of comedy and drama and the theme of betrayal is very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 6/18/2010

    " The further adventures of Prince Hal, wherein he degrades himself by lying to his enemies to induce them to surrender, and to his dying father. Becoming King, he spurns his old drinking buddy Falstaff. Are we supposed to like this guy? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 6/5/2010

    " Somehow I enjoyed the first part more but I can't bring myself to give it any less than five stars. The verse in I.1 sent my bardolatry flying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RK | 5/11/2010

    " really got sentimental for the old geezer once it was near the end and his son ran off with his crown. "

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Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.