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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (66 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: (Null) Cast, A Full Cast Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780060742713
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Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war... - Antony


Features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Wherethe Wild Things Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare onCompact Disc series. An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloomaccompanies the CD.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~Monica's*In*Love*With*Solitude~ | 2/20/2014

    " I've missed reading Shakespeare!!! I forgot how much I love Shakespearean language :) It was so interesting, and I regret not reading it sooner seeing as it was lying my school library the entire time. Though I am reading this for my English class, or I probably wouldn't have remembered to get it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/15/2014

    " My class and I only read until the end of Act 3 sooo yeah "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Pliego | 2/15/2014

    " "There are no tricks in plain and simple faith." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhianna | 2/15/2014

    " Not one of my favorites but still well done. Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 2/9/2014

    " I love reading this play. In latin too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soragon | 2/7/2014

    " Definitely one of Shakespeare's greatest drama texts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy Mannarino | 2/4/2014

    " The difference between Antony's pointed description of Brutus as "an honorable man: in his famed speech and his sincere eulogy of him as "the noblest Roman of them all" is at the center of this play. Can a really bad decision be mitigated by good intentions? "

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

    " That's right, I went there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Collin Freeman | 1/25/2014

    " It was an alright book. It was hard to understand at some points. It was also weird because of the way they did things back in the day. I like the overall story and it was interesting to try to interpret some of the dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecerose | 1/24/2014

    " omg i feel so sad for brutus :(((((( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Milo | 1/18/2014

    " The book would be great if all the others in my boring english class understood what shakespeare is saying. Not to mention the fact that sophomore english teachers suck at teaching this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/17/2014

    " I must admit to loving the characters with major roles and to wishing he had eliminated some of his messengers and shortened the battle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zainab | 1/16/2014

    " Suprisingly good, although I think I only liked it 'cause Octavius kicked arse in it (Y) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aliya | 1/11/2014

    " I hated this one. I usually am not a fan of Shakespeare anyways ( with the exception of the comedic twelfth night), and this made me want to stab my eyes out like Oedipus. I thought that this play, despite the war and backstabbing(literally), was brutally uninteresting. It couldn't hold my attention for any longer than one page. I hated all of the characters, I hated the story, and I don't get why people like it so much. Caesar was an arrogant, proud leader, Brutus ( a lot like Macbeth) was a wimp, and as any Shakespearean play, the women all killed themselves. I hated every second of this play, just as I hated every second of Macbeth. Shakespeare, you are not impressing me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 1/9/2014

    " I didn't like this play much, but that opinion may change when I teach it to my sophomores for the first time this quarter. I've had such an experience before -- Call of the Wild comes to mind. There are benefits to reading a teacher's edition that supplies all the historical background. If you're reading solo, arm yourself with a well-annotated translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajay | 1/4/2014

    " my favourite among the shakespears play . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 1/4/2014

    " I had to read this book for English class and it was interesting but as most school novels go, they are not the best novels to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Sarao | 12/18/2013

    " Probably my favorite Shakespeare. Next to Othello. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Equites | 11/16/2013

    " Performed it in a High School play, as Mark Antony--learned editing scenes and staging the final cut. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/10/2013

    " One of my favorite Shakespeares, believe it or not. I had a lot of fun analyzing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vinay Payyapilly | 10/29/2013

    " Although I have seen the movie and also knew the bare outlines of the story, it was awesome reading it as the Bard wrote it. So relevant even today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee Wilson | 10/16/2013

    " To be honest, the only reason I give this book three stars instead of one or two is because of Antony's speech at Caesar's funeral. It's my favorite part of the book. Clever, Antony, clever.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scarlet | 10/1/2013

    " I didnt like the actual story very much, but I read the No Fear Shakespeare version with modern text, and that was extremelyyyy helpful. I actually knew what people were saying XD so stars for that. "

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

    " This is one of those plays that every person should read at some point in their life. Literature of Shakespeare AND history? It's a double whammy. Et tu, Brute? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 9/10/2013

    " Horrible. I never procrastinated as much in my life as I did when I read this book. I do NOT recommend it to ANYONE. (although you will probably have to read it for school anyways) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dalia | 9/7/2013

    " Thx God, the copy i had contains a glossary, or else i'de never had understood a sentence!.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hannah Taylor | 9/2/2013

    " I had to read this for school. To say the least it was hard to understand. But I understand that's how they wrote/spoke back then. :) I just needed SparkNotes.com to help out lol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scarlet | 8/31/2013

    " I didnt like the actual story very much, but I read the No Fear Shakespeare version with modern text, and that was extremelyyyy helpful. I actually knew what people were saying XD so stars for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rina | 8/5/2013

    " Pretty good. I enjoyed reading It, though all the lit. analysis ruined it=[ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Lilly | 6/25/2013

    " Though not his best work, Julius Caesar is still filled with the usual Shakespeare fare: betrayal, brilliant dialogue, and a grand, climactic ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 2/18/2013

    " It was alright. Everyone died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 1/31/2013

    " drama abounds with cast, abuse of power, Cassius read and observed creating suspicions, abuse of power, liberty to rome, Mark Anthony let slip the dogs of war, Brutus by the wisdom judge, die for ambition--too ambitious and Brutus an honorable man, fake will to the people "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley Lewis | 1/7/2013

    " I'm just really not a big Shakespear fan, I guess. If I didn't have to read it for school, I definitly would not have gone beyond the first couple of chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Killer Queen | 9/29/2012

    " This is not the edition I read, but it should be along the same lines, right? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 4/20/2012

    " Good literature, but not very exciting. Terrible book if you ask me, and you didn't! So... never mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy Hayes | 4/19/2012

    " This is probably the best Shakespeare I've read. And now I know where 'Friends, Romans, countrymen..." comes from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Stephens | 4/9/2012

    " I read this for the second time this year. I created a three week lesson plan based on it and realized that this play can be a lot of fun despite it being a tragedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane Mamula | 1/21/2012

    " One of the best Shakespeare had to offer. Or at least pretty far up there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor | 12/12/2011

    " One of shakespeares greatest works. It shows the falling of a psycological genius extremely well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney Watercutter | 11/28/2011

    " My favorite Shakespeare. Better when read by Mr. Daniels "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sebastian Michaelis | 11/12/2011

    " We had no choice but to read it allowed in class, it wasn't as dull as I thought it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Wright | 8/25/2011

    " A tale of haunting betrayal "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 5/17/2011

    " ...meh...I'm so not a Shakespeare person... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacy | 5/16/2011

    " I had to re-read this for a project I'm doing at work, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the play (I remember it being one of my least favorite works of Shakespeare in high school). It may in part be due to a greater interest in politics as I've gotten older! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/16/2011

    " Useful student/popular edition of a great play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F. | 5/15/2011

    " The immortal bard captured it perfectly with "et tu Brute?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 5/15/2011

    " Had to struggle through this in high-school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepti | 5/13/2011

    " One of the most powerful of his plays. Yes, the characters are set in black and white in true Shakespearean style and there is no room for hman error, but therein lies the beauty and power of this drama. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 5/8/2011

    " I read this one to discuss with one of my children. It cured insomnia for a couple of nights. I needed an annotated version -- I think that would have helped me. My opinion may improve as I continue having conversations with my son. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K | 5/5/2011

    " Am I the only one who didn't like Brutus? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 5/5/2011

    " Fabulous play, approachable from the very first scene; timely, relevant, thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nichole | 5/4/2011

    " Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

    the genre of this is a play that includes history,drama,and tragedy.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 5/3/2011

    " One of Shakespeare's better tragedies, a wonderful tale of betrayal and realpolitik. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brayden | 5/2/2011

    " All in all I liked this book. The only part of it that I didn't like was the way that Skakespeare talked. At times, I was lost. This made it more difficult for me to like it so this is why I gave it three stars. "

  • 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.