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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26,872 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Oregon Shakespeare Festival cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's brilliant, modern production of Shakespeare's disturbing and psychologically rich masterpiece Hamlet. Whether you're a Hamlet scholar or being exposed to this work for the first time, this stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival cast, is a must-listen.

In Denmark, a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne, and the widowed queen, yet life goes on - for everyone but Prince Hamlet. The prince, fixated on his uncle as the murderer, is charged by his father's ghost to avenge the wrong. Disconnected from the foul world around him, Hamlet strains under the weight of his task, descending into madness, both real and feigned.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis M. | 2/14/2014

    " Ok, honestly I have not actually FINISHED this, but I have read a number of his plays, enjoyed them immensely, own the book and plan on reading more and more of his plays in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 2/9/2014

    " Best edition of the complete works out there right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel Curtis | 2/4/2014

    " This book is amazing, it really gives you insight into his head. Read this when i was 18, don't know why but i really enjoyed it. "

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

    " Required reading as English major. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena | 2/2/2014

    " What can I say I have a thing for Shakespeare ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray Writtle | 1/30/2014

    " The standard repository of 'just the text' when I was young. It will probably stay on this shelf at leat until I retire :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 1/28/2014

    " Took a Shakespeare class one semester in college and walked away with his complete works. I have always been a fan of Shakespeare and the class only heightened my fandom. I played the part of The Fool in King Lear and had a blast! Once I was able to figure out the best way to read Shakespeare (punctuation to punctuation, not line to line), it all made sense! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Hiscott | 1/14/2014

    " I have a similar edition of his complete works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 1/14/2014

    " I've read almost everything, and I continue to love ol' Bill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giulia | 1/13/2014

    " Thank goodness I got this! It's like an encyclopedia to the English language and great writing. It's really just as easy as picking a play from the contents and go ahead! Got me really into Shakespeare! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime Cruz | 1/12/2014

    " Damn you, Shx. What is there to say? Half the time I'm playing catch up with you... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/21/2013

    " The college class I took on Shakespeare's work really cracked it open for me. Knowledge definitely enhances appreciation when it comes to the Bard. This single-volume text includes everything he's written, with annotations. Over 2,000 tissue-thin pages. I just want to pet it. "

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

    " My complete collection of the Bard. How do I love thee let me count the ways... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Diane | 12/2/2013

    " So I haven't read the whole thing, but I own it thanks to my college class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 11/24/2013

    " hadn't read the whole thing but macbeth is probably one of my picks "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Wagner | 10/6/2013

    " Merely the standard by which almost all other comedies, tragedies, dramas and historical narratives are compared. Yeah, I'd say it's a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Maguire | 9/7/2013

    " I really like this version of the complete works however it would have been better with a nicer quality of paper. The break downs of each play are great and the line numbering features are the best I've seen so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Clampett | 2/20/2013

    " It's Shakespeare. What else do you want? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ღjamesღchettaღ | 1/4/2013

    " I started reading this and just haven't finished yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/2/2012

    " Had to read again as prep for the opera. Still such an intense story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maycyn | 7/27/2012

    " It's very handy and neat! I got one for Christmas and absolutely love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devi | 6/13/2012

    " do I really need to say anything. The man is a genious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lance Lusk | 5/12/2012

    " Chock full of useful notes, a sturdy binding, and attractive typeface. This is the edition that's coming to the island. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 4/18/2012

    " Yes, I actually read the WHOLE thing. I much prefer the comedies and tragedies to the histories. Some of the histories (e.g. King John) make for ROUGH reading. I guess they can't all be Henry the Fifth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/2/2012

    " Okay, I have always appreciated Shakespeare. As odd as it may seem to read his plays and sonnets after college, it is worth it. Your life experiences will change your insights and level of understanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evangeline | 5/22/2011

    " Very handy to have around to refer to, if i was to buy individual copies of all his works it would be costly and take up far too much space. Alhough of course i still like to buy special copies of my favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. | 5/18/2011

    " I haven't read everything in it, obviously, and the 5 stars is mostly because...well, the book has everything Shakespeare and I bought it at a used-book store four years ago, in mint condish, for 20 bucks. If that doesn't deserve a 5, right off the bat, I don't know what does. Bargain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 5/1/2011

    " Believe it or not, I have read them all O.o "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 4/19/2011

    " Didn't read the whole thing of course....but this is the edition I used in college. Very nice annotated edition, however it's a bit bulky. ;-) I kept it, because really, how much is Shakespeare going to change when my kid takes it in college? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/14/2011

    " The college class I took on Shakespeare's work really cracked it open for me. Knowledge definitely enhances appreciation when it comes to the Bard. This single-volume text includes everything he's written, with annotations. Over 2,000 tissue-thin pages. I just want to pet it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/10/2011

    " What do I think well? It one of the greatest books I've read and still reading. I know that I will continue to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reddie | 3/7/2011

    " So far I've only read Hamlet....so far...just wow. Full Review Coming Later "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javen | 3/4/2011

    " It is not my intent to review the Riverside. There are several well-wrought "complete works." But nobody even comes close to William Shakespeare of Stratford. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/17/2011

    " Whether or not you believe that one man named William Shakespeare wrote these plays, it cannot be denied that they are greatly enjoyable on their own and have influenced countless other works of art throughout the ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/10/2011

    " Worth the investment- all of his major and minor tragedies, comedies, histories and romances- plus sonnets. Our professor had made us get a version similar to this one (not leather bound). We read a good portion of it but you can only just scratch the surface with Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/10/2011

    " I particularly like this annotated edition. Particular attention is paid to both language and historical context. "

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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.