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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (274,205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Laurence Olivier Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is set in Denmark, and recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness - from overwhelming grief to seething rage - and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trevor | 1/31/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicia Thompson | 1/30/2014

    " I did not particularly love it, but it was brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 1/21/2014

    " In my opinion, the best tragedy Shakespeare ever wrote! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Luisa | 1/2/2014

    " Very satisfying ending, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 12/30/2013

    " I don't know why I've always resisted Shakespeare. This book is art. I recommend it. I confess, I cheated at parts and read "translations" online, which totally helped. In the end the story played out and made you think about it for days and even refer back to certain passages. Brilliant yet again, Shakespeare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cwelshhans | 12/28/2013

    " It has some gorgeous lines, but there are three other Shakespeare tragedies I like better than this one. I like it when I read it, but it just never moves me the way it should. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Bartruff | 12/26/2013

    " Cannot read it enough...richer and deeper in meaning each time it is reread. One of the greatest plays ever written. And I rarely agree with Harold Bloom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graham | 12/7/2013

    " I loved reading this book back in high school. Great storyline too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea Knopf | 11/15/2013

    " My favorite of Shakespeare's plays "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Batman | 10/25/2013

    " This book was butt anus and it appalls me. If I ever have to read such crappy literature again I will puke. Everyone just dies at the end like wtf? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 10/10/2013

    " Meh. Everything was very melodramatic which while I'm sure is what Shakespeare was going for, it just got annoying. I don't really want to read any more Shakespeare now, safe to say. And the ending was just STUPID! Grrr....Yeah I think I just hate Shakespeare to be honest.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Silvia | 9/26/2013

    " Why does everyone have to die? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allegra | 9/18/2013

    " It is kind of unnecessary to even write a review for Hamlet. I don't know if I even liked it that much, but it is obviously worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taras | 9/8/2013

    " To be, or not to be: that is the question! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 9/1/2013

    " An excellent and thoroughly absorbing play that's meant to be read in its Old English pronunciation form so that all its humor, tragedy and epicness blossom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 2/11/2013

    " Hamlet was an interesting read, it's my favorite Shakespeare play that I have read thus far. It was crazy at times, but this is Shakespeare we are talking about. It kept my interest though, which is a testament to how literature can stand the test of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob Walker | 1/11/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 12/15/2012

    " Delving into Shakespeare, to see how much I remember from being first exposed to this in High School. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/3/2012

    " My favorite of the tragedies (at least of the tragedies I've read/seen/heard). The gravediggers scene is particularly important to me - the comic relief, the laughter in the sorrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Cox | 4/12/2012

    " Possibly one of the best written plays in existence. However, that being said, sometime I just wish I could tell Hamlet to stop whining and waffling about and just effing do something. Therefore this gets a 4 out of 5 as opposed to a 5 out of 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SheReadsALot | 3/11/2012

    " Read in high school, LOVED it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Polgar | 2/22/2012

    " Not my favorite work by Shakespeare, but then again I am always partial to a good comedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 11/27/2011

    " I know it's a classic, and I appreciate that it's a classic but it's not my favorite Shakespeare. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexander | 5/23/2011

    " <sub> while i do find shakespear engaging, that is once the teacher translates of course (god bless sparknotes). However i find it rushed, and lengthy.
    I much preferred Othello. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 5/23/2011

    " You can't see/read this play enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " This edition is really great for teaching Hamlet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/21/2011

    " Perhaps my favorite Shakespeare play. The subject of many papers, Hamlet is one of the most complex characters in all of literature. He is tragic, funny, and lovable. The characters, plot, and writing are all magnificent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/18/2011

    " not nearly as good as Macbeth. i was disappointed with it after all the hipe ive heard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 5/17/2011

    " Another of the few overhyped plays of Shakespeare. Didn't really live up to the hype, but overall, it was a satisfactory read.
    Good to finally understand the much referenced "To be" speech. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaisa | 5/17/2011

    " The only part of this play that I really don't like is when Polonius rambles on and on to Laertes about how he should act.. I'm ashamed to say I usually skip it, as well as when Laertes talks to Ophelia about Hamlet.. that entire thing actually.

    OH I'M SO LAZY. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 5/17/2011

    " INSECT what are the school thinking? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/15/2011

    " This play was the entire focus of my senior year A.P. Lit class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mercedes | 5/15/2011

    " This play was a great read and I only wish I could have seen this performed. Reading Hamlet's third soliloquy for the first time also made me fully analyze the depression and anxiety behind the words which is often misinterpreted as a simple question and answer session with himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 5/15/2011

    " Shakespearean perfection... Arguably the greatest play of all time... Get it Bill! "

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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.