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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN:
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In Julius Caesar, there are no heroes, only heroic words spoken by men of ambition, arrogance, and jealousy. Yet Julius Caesar is also one of Shakespeare's most popular and polished works, a seamless blend of highly-stylized oratory and penetrating soliloquies that lays bare the innermost workings of the human mind. Here is Shakespeare in his prime, taking the story of history's most notorious assassination and fashioning from it a brilliant and at times chilling indictment of politics by violence and of how even the strongest and noblest of minds can be corrupted by flattery and the lure of power. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Marcinko | 2/20/2014

    " Much of my Shakes reading this year was on a Kindle edition with no footnotes. Best I could do in darkest Europe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chanel Thyson | 2/15/2014

    " Tragic, as is most of Shakespeare's works. I liked this a bit less than Othello. Beware of the Ides of March. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Grossman | 2/14/2014

    " Got a lot more out of it this time, with related critical readings & commentaries. I can now see how the perspective of good v bad guys is very subject to change by social & political mileu. Also more appreciative of 'current' political changes' significance, and of the work Shakespeare did to make his Elizabethan world more Roman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 2/14/2014

    " Technically, I should class this as "drama" instead of fiction--read when I felt I needed some Shakespeare in my life, and I wanted to see where some of the famous quotes appeared (eids of March, etc.). Enjoyed, but didn't feel it was as tragic as some of his other tragedies (although granted, trying to curb power lust by murdering Caesar backfired in a big way). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soha Sleem | 2/9/2014

    " My favorite Shakespearean play <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 2/8/2014

    " I'm a bit shocked that this was a reading assignment for my freshman year of high school, but pleasantly so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Sarao | 2/5/2014

    " Probably my favorite Shakespeare. Next to Othello. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brendan William | 1/24/2014

    " A very interesting play, with a lot of political involvment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maxine | 1/20/2014

    " Honor, assassination, and fountains pouring blood. Who knew that JC was a cripple? Why didn't he just listen to his wife? This play is definitely going on my "good Shakespeare" list. Also: it was fun to perform. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luna maxwell | 12/23/2013

    " very good book i love antony but brutus isnt the noblest of them all hes a little kid who isnt man enough to edmit the real reason he would ever hurt someone like that...its because hes like everyone else actually worse because he cant admit what he has done werent for a good reason. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luz | 12/21/2013

    " This book is difficult to understand because the language is old english...and obviously we dont speak that anymore. My high school teacher thinks we're all smart enough to understand this because we are in an honors class...but in reality no one in the class has no clue of what this book is about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 12/18/2013

    " Love anything and everything Shakespeare. This was no exception. Amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priya | 12/14/2013

    " Brilliant Piece work by a genius writer of all time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexandra | 11/21/2013

    " It was ok. I loved Antony's speech but the play was pretty hard to follow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 10/25/2013

    " Beward, the ides of March! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridgit | 5/16/2013

    " Definitely not my favorite Shakespeare. I thought the language, while still a billion times better than what I can do, doesnt live up to his other works. This was my first time through, though, and I always like Shakespeare better each time I read a specific play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy Mannarino | 4/5/2013

    " 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? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flora | 2/23/2013

    " I love Shakespeare, and there are many quotable moments in this tragedy. But my god, it's depressing. Some of his others have more glimmers of hope, more possibility of redemption. I must be getting old because I need that hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Tom | 11/4/2012

    " This is a great play about a great story. It just reminds us that politicizing a funeral is nothing new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 10/20/2012

    " another high school required read. I'm sure I would get more out of it now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmyb | 8/25/2012

    " Good but not the best. I like the death scene for caesar, however, the rest of the play wasn't as exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 6/22/2012

    " 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? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/13/2011

    " Moral of this play: Cicero doesn't listen to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhett Talley | 8/5/2011

    " Martial verse for men at arms, mesmerizing and wondrous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F. John | 7/19/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Gordon | 7/6/2011

    " let slip the dogs of war....and cry havoc...what else is needed as a recommendation? Genius. Waiting for the hollywood touch block buster soon. Please! "

  • 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. "

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