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Hamlet: One Voice Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Hamlet: One Voice, by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 1 (273,513 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:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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. :-) "

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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.