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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: David Ian Davies Publisher: One Voice Recordings Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2000 ISBN:
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Travel back in time to 16th century Denmark, as renowned vocal actor David Ian Davies introduces you to Shakespeare's timeless play, Hamlet. Davies' one-man dramatization adds insight and flair to the play's many characters, while retaining the spirit and integrity of Shakespeare's original literature. Filled with all of the excitement and zest you would expect from the Bard, this production is an audio treasure from beginning to end.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " This was a really good read. The ghost of Hamlets father comes back to haunt him and tells him to take vengence for his death. It really keeps you guessing. Is Hamlet really crazy or is it just an act? Does he really love Ophelia? "

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

    " I think Hamlet's a whiny bastard. But one must appreciate the Bard, his command of language, and (of course) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/23/2014

    " I thought the book/play was really good. I watched the black and white movie with Jean Simmons for a class in 2012 as required reading. We looked at the story and its theme in the aspects of Dante's Inferno, and how Hamlet's world is established in hell (figuratively). To be specific, suicides, murderers, liars and hypocrites all went to different circles of hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 1/23/2014

    " I love Hamlet. I read this book about four times in high school and every time I was caught laughing out loud at some of Hamlet's lines. I've always thought Shakespeare to be genius and I think this book is the epitome of that. A must read for every human being in my opinion. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/17/2014

    " This is a really good play, however it wasn't one of my favorites. I usually like comedies, but this drama, along with King Lear, were really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trevor | 1/16/2014

    " My favourite Shakespeare play so far. I'd say there is some fluff that could have been cut out, but overall a great play. Hamlet's dialogue was witty and deep. The characters weren't horribly flat (like in Romeo and Juliet) and were actually interestingly real. I especially fancied scenes like when Claudius is praying to forgive his sins, and then he admits at the end of the scene that he enjoys the spoils of his malfeasance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dasha Palenyy | 1/13/2014

    " I read it in HS, yet i dont even remember the plot. EI uneventful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jemeima | 1/7/2014

    " Hamlet, would you not love to be a motherfucker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Dewitt | 12/31/2013

    " If you like Shakespeare, you'll enjoy it. Otherwise, you simply won't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Wadman | 12/16/2013

    " Arden makes some of the best Shakespeare editions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khadijah | 12/8/2013

    " marvelous ... to be or not to be .. that's the question .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/17/2013

    " THE PLOT MAKES PERFECT SENSE FAVORITE PLAY EVER READ 100% RECOMMEND EVERYONE DIES YAY "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob Walker | 11/12/2013

    " Every one dies in the end what could be better. This has the famous scull lifting. I love his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 7/25/2013

    " Favorite character: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 7/15/2013

    " Loved the play, though had to read it more than once to get the gist of it...not unlike any Shakespeare play! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Paul | 2/10/2013

    " Read. Want to Read. Am Currently Reading... always... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia Hatt | 10/23/2012

    " I like Shakespeare very much though its reading is quite hard, mostly for a non-native speaker like me who has to read it for her lit class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micahb | 9/23/2012

    " not my favorite Shakespeare, but one can't help but love the way Shakespeare's characters express themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evvy | 8/29/2012

    " My second favorite book of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu | 7/25/2012

    " Indubbiamente bello, e tormentosamente ammirabile il personaggio di Amleto... ma le tragedie non fanno per me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Kenner | 4/23/2012

    " I loved the story line except for the last scene because everything happens just way too fast! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niloofar | 2/16/2012

    " amazing .. extraordinary . just speechless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea Knopf | 12/26/2011

    " My favorite of Shakespeare's plays "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbi Dahlin | 11/20/2011

    " I think this was the first Shakespeare I read, and the one I memorized the most of (only 25 lines or so, but still...), ergo it is one of my favorites. Seriously though, good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jay | 11/16/2011

    " Arguably the best play by Shakespeare. Hamlet is the best. 'Something rotten' in Denmarkand it engulfed the young Prince. Will read it again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 5/18/2011

    " I really did like this play. No Fear Shakespeare made it really easy to understand and i liked the play itself a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karthi | 5/10/2011

    " hilarious

    i didn't expect somethings to be in that time period

    loved polonious funny guy, sounded sort of drunk

    and hamlet sad sad sad in the end
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 5/6/2011

    " No Fear Shakespeare saved my life. I had to analyze Hamlet for my final paper and attempted to read the play from my text book. I couldn't even get past Act 1 and I gave up. No Fear put everything in plain English. I was able to understand and enjoy Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 2/28/2011

    " Hamlet is a tortured but very whiny man. This is the first work of fiction that I have read in years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selin | 12/25/2010

    " I loved how it had the original text and a simpler version of it as well so I could look back between them and understand the writing on a deeper scale. And also .... the translation was hilarious "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 8/12/2009

    " Definitely one of Shakespeare's best. It is a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edwin | 2/4/2009

    " Great translation form old english to modern english. Hamlet... just one of the most intricate works that has been written. A very interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/18/2008

    " Good way to read Shakespeare. You get help understanding the 17th-century grammar and vocab, but you also get the real stuff. Crappy "helpful commentary" though -- yes, I know a recorder is a flute-type instrument. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl | 8/19/2008

    " Spark notes really does help. Haha. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 7/30/2008

    " I bought this version with the modern English on one side of the page, but found it sometimes distracting, and my understanding of old English was not so bad as I thought. "

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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.

About the Narrator

David Ian Davies is a product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Emigrating to California early in life, he did many Shakespearean plays at the Globe and other theaters in Hollywood. He has been devoted to voice-over work for many years.