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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781470806125
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We all know Shakespeare’s classic ghost story—the young prince Hamlet’s dead father appears to him, demanding vengeance upon Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, who has usurped the throne and, to add insult to injury, married Hamlet’s mother.

The young prince dithers and delays, coming up with excuse after excuse to postpone his vengeance—but not for the reason Shakespeare told us. It is instead because Hamlet keeps discovering evidence that things are not quite what they seem in the kingdom of Denmark—and never have been throughout his life.

Once you’ve experienced Orson Scott Card’s revelatory version of the story, Shakespeare’s play will be much more fun to watch—because you’ll know what’s really going on.

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 12/22/2013

    " I love the concept - explaining the extreme, insane behavior of a famous literary character, but in general, I don't particularly like tragedies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/29/2013

    " I love, love, love the Enderverse and I was so excited to see Card write Shakespeare fanfiction, but I wish I hadn't read this. There isn't much of the empathy and intelligence I loved in Ender's Game. Sigh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 11/13/2013

    " Interesting twist on the story but with out the language it looses something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LizzieB | 8/7/2013

    " See my full review at By Common Consent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Welton Barker | 6/22/2013

    " I can't believe that OSC was able to give this story a twist, but he did manage. What a fantastic book! I feel like I actually gained some insight into Shakespeare's play, but it also was just a fun summer read. Quite an accomplishment. Card is always unpredictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/29/2013

    " Um--Weird! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rivka | 3/7/2013

    " Hamlet's Father seems ever-so-familiar . . . until it is terribly, horribly, and all-too-believably NOT familiar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Taylor | 1/3/2013

    " This book was interesting until the end. It has a very mature theme and I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 11/11/2012

    " An engaging narrative with an uneasy and distasteful conclusion. Whether that's good or bad is left for the reader to decide. Certainly a worthy addition to the Hamlet mythology. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jay | 8/17/2012

    " Surprise ending...not at all to my liking! "

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About the Author
Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.