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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,763 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: The Marlowe Society Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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The Marlowe Society perform Shakespeare's tragedy based on the life of the Roman Leader Gaius Martius Coriolanus. 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 Lia | 2/15/2014

    " It has been a while since I read it. And I'm having a hard time remembering the plot. So, it's one of those. The less memorable Shakespeare. Maybe I'll give it another go sometime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davis | 2/13/2014

    " I saw that Ralph Fiennes was directing/ starring in his new movie adaptation of Shakespeare's play that I'd never heard of and decided to read it first. Very glad I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ilse | 2/9/2014

    " Very tedious. Although comparing Coriolanus to Mitt Romney was very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/31/2014

    " The little brother to "Hamlet", this a Shakespearean tragedy through and through. This is part of what makes it slightly predictable. If I had to date it off the top of my head, not knowing the actual year of performance, I would say that it is one of his earlier works. The work is a bit rushed in parts, taking a long time to gather itself up and then in a quick burst of steam at the end lets itself go. But in the end it is a very well-written tragedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Benyacko | 1/30/2014

    " I really think that I have a new favorite Shakespeare play. CORIOLANUS is probably one of the most gripping tragedies penned by the Bard. Martius's mother, Volumnia, reddens the idea of an overbearing mother. A great read all around. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt Daw | 1/22/2014

    " I just finished teaching this play for a six week long class. We also watched and compared the newly released film and the BBC version which starred Alan Howard. It was not a play I knew before preparing it for this class, but I came away thinking that it is much underrated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Holliman | 1/17/2014

    " Although I read this for my "Bad Shakespeare" course, it was really quite good. I can't wait to see the movie tomorrow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 12/26/2013

    " Must-read for anyone loves history, politics, or has worked/will work a political campaign. Required reading for the re-elect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie The Librarian | 12/10/2013

    " Read this in preparation for Utah Shakespeare Festival. I loved it!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Opskar01 | 5/22/2013

    " one of his best, war play, read it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arianna | 4/5/2013

    " Coriolanus was not quite what I expected, but I did enjoy reading it, particularly for its discussion of power given to the populace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Jackson | 2/19/2013

    " It took me a while to get into this one but mid way through I was hooked. Someone seriously needed to do a better job of keeping Cori in control. Talk about an ego. And politicians... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Stanley | 10/23/2012

    " Not everyone's cup of tea but I loved this Shakespeare play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 7/23/2012

    " Was fine, but rather thin in range while thick in length. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/22/2011

    " Tough, but interesting, read when considered from the ecomomic determinist perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 9/10/2011

    " Tough to read; magnificent to see (Boston Common, Commonwealth Shakespeare Production) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 4/17/2011

    " studied in Shakespeare Text class, London 2001 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 3/7/2011

    " Must-read for anyone loves history, politics, or has worked/will work a political campaign. Required reading for the re-elect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TAB | 2/23/2011

    " The Dark Horse Star Wars comic series concerning Exar Kun and Ulic Qel Droma lifted some things from Coriolanus I think. The despondence of Coriolanus after his banishment and before the gates of Rome reminded me a lot of the issue "Redemption." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/8/2011

    " paperback New Penguin Edition

    Also found in: The Tragedies of William Shakespeare hardbound "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hom | 1/10/2011

    " The Peter Principle at work. Coriolanus rises from famed solder to reluctant politician. His downfall and fate was sealed by an overbearing and domineering mother. This play is not Shakespeare's best but enjoyable nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 12/31/2010

    " One of Shakespeare's lesser tragedies. Still, it is worth looking at. Not as taut or as persuasive as Macbeth or Hamlet or. . . . There is betrayal, family loyalty, and the like involved here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/28/2010

    " An amazing tradgedy about betrayol and war! I guess being in the play means I read it so, there you go! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 12/9/2010

    " Read for Shakespeare Club. I had to force myself to finish this play, because I didn't like the main character at all. He was so arrogant and haughty. Only when the women came to beg him not to fight against Rome did he become a little bit human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/8/2010

    " Its only Shakespeare- it won't bite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/2/2010

    " Not everyone's cup of tea but I loved this Shakespeare play.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 10/4/2010

    " Very political play.

    Lots of jawbreaker terms that didn't catch on, for once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/18/2010

    " Fine younger student edition of a great play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alasdair | 5/22/2010

    " A lsson in the consequences of pride - not the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies and still well worth the time and effort, Coriolanus will be a play I would like to see on the stage and will undoubtedly come back to at some point in the future. "

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About the Author
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.