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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (909,018 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Douglas Henshall, Sophie Dahl, Susannah York, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 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.

With the intimacy of radio the full beauty and meaning of some of the most lyrical lines ever written can be truly heard: tenderness and passion, betrayal and bigotry are brilliantly evoked as the tale comes to its tragic conclusion.

Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany Griffith | 2/17/2014

    " A great story, though I don't particularly enjoy reading all the dirty jokes Shakespeare puts in there. Ignoring those, the story was fantastic, as nearly everyone knows. I'm glad that I easily understand the older English that Shakespeare used. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zach Eisner | 2/16/2014

    " I'm sorry, but I just can't follow Shakespeare's writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Phillips | 2/14/2014

    " What's not to like about a tragic love story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/3/2014

    " Well, there is not much to say here, this books is a classic. You should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmalee Miller | 2/2/2014

    " I adore Shakespeare. His work is pure beauty. I can't recommend his works enough. Romeo and Juliet is a bittersweet love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/29/2014

    " good, however Romeo is whiny and did not like him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shayla-The-Doctorlec-Shadowhunter | 1/27/2014

    " Okay, I hated this story, but I really liked it at the same time. What bugs me the most is that Romeo was head over heals in love with Rosaline, but then he sees Juliet, and he forgets about Rosaline, and wants Juliet. Like, really? He makes it seem like lust instead of love. What I loved was the ending, not to sound like one of those people who enjoy death and such. I mean, I really do enjoy tragedies, but I'm not obsessed. Anyways, I just don't think they really loved each other. However, I love the fact that, even though they may not have been in love, they were willing to die for the other, or whatever. So yeah, haha. I used to think that Romeo and Juliet was the best love story of all time, but now that I've read it...I'm not so sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nada Ashraf | 1/26/2014

    " I DIDN'T like the end ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 1/21/2014

    " Not my favorite Shakespeare. They're just kinda dumb "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayah Alezaim | 1/20/2014

    " the book was hard to read. at the end it was so sad because Juliet killed herself because Romeo is not there anymore "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terence Dahlian | 12/30/2013

    " I've cried while I'm reading. Romeo and Jliet told us that love, it doen't mean who you are, where do you live, or anything. you are my only true love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derick Warner | 12/28/2013

    " Required read for everyone I'm sure. It's a classic, and the basis of most love stories today can be found in this tragedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/22/2013

    " I head the pleasure of listening to a dramatized version of this with Calista Flockhart, Matthew Wolf, Julie White and others. It really enhanced the story having it dramatized and I truly appreciated Shakespeare's story for the first time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neli Tsodikov | 12/21/2013

    " the book was unntertaining and I would defintly would not recommand it to anyone else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wynnie | 12/5/2013

    " I'm not a Shakespeare fan, never have been. A fact I've kept from my retired English teacher grandmother my entire life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Bennett | 12/3/2013

    " Awesome story. I love Shakespeare's works period. He was a master with the written word "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole R | 5/4/2013

    " I red this and school. I'm not a big romance fan, but the character's mental instability is introiqueing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayley Irelans | 3/8/2013

    " I have always loved this story but as an author I can see its flaws. The idea that two people instantly fall in love is very romantic but not very plausible. It also cheats the reader out of the joy of the journey that is falling in love. Still a wonderful story and a classic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jillian Medugno | 1/22/2011

    " This book makes me angry, suriouslllly she marries him in legit NO time. That bitch was not in love O.o "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 8/19/2010

    " Well it certainly was a drama and tragedy... couldn't anyone have lived?!? I feel like everything was Benvolio's fault for deciding to crash the party in the first place; he should have died. Yep, at the end he should have been trampled by a horse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua Cabarloc | 7/29/2010

    " It's a good book but I didn't enjoy reading it. My favorite part was when Tybalt and Romeo fought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenzie | 6/20/2010

    " They both die!!!! How sad!!! Loved it though :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammie | 9/25/2007

    " One of my favorite plays! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda Lopossa | 3/25/2007

    " I couldn't really get into it . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam R | 11/28/2006

    " Had to read this for my Honors English 9 class. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was the plot and the fact that Juliet and Romeo's love is more lust than love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 7/30/2006

    " FELL ASLEEP BC I READ THIS IN SCHOOL AND MY TEACHER SUCKED "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Ingalls | 7/14/2006

    " Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite Shakespearean novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia Hatt | 5/19/2006

    " One of my favorite Shakespeare's books! :) I read it in spanish when I was still in secondary school. Loved the story though it was very very sad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maca_48 | 10/2/2005

    " Also was one of the school assignments and one of the rare books in school i read whole. still i had to read it, so i didn't quite full concentrate on it. its a book that's definitely hard to read, language is heavy, plot is scattered. all in all i don't think i liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 3/18/2005

    " I love this play. This edition has different act and scene divisions though; having reread Romeo and Juliet for a class, it was kind of confusing. However, the pagination makes it easy to navigate! The footnotes are really great in this one. <3 "

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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.