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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81,959 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: William Devlin Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters - with tragic results. This is a full-cast recording of what is considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, based on the legend of 'Leir of Britain', a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sareene | 2/13/2014

    " Psycho women, eyes gouged out, and crazy people. I obviously loved this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Vogel | 2/11/2014

    " I re-read this in early May 2012. 2nd time through after more than 25 years from the first reading. Powerful and devastating, more than any other tragedy of his, Sir William leaves the reader (the audience) in a shamble of emotions when the curtain drops. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tremaine | 2/10/2014

    " A stirring and prescient example of the failure of a Marxist state, the rise of capitalism, and Machiavellian individualism run rampant. Worth seeing live at least once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Talley Jr | 2/4/2014

    " This edition rocks because it has so much extra and useful information on the play itself. The commentary and appendixes are really a plus too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dudeboy | 1/23/2014

    " Really depressing . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 1/21/2014

    " 3.5 stars out of 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naqib | 1/17/2014

    " i was the scriptwriter and the narrator for king lear play in college... got to read several times to really understand the message that Shakespeare tried to convey. yet i enjoyed studying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 'becca | 1/15/2014

    " I love some of the characters (Kent, Cordelia) and particularly some of the lines ("No cause. No cause.") While the story ends with justice mete out, it also ends (of course) in tragedy. So depressing! But learned a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LiLitH | 1/10/2014

    " Hablando de un brutal narcisismo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 12/19/2013

    " My least favorite play from Shakespeare "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suellen | 12/13/2013

    " The Fool steals the scene! He is like Iago in Othelo, you cannot care for no one but them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 11/3/2013

    " Could possibly be his best story...tragic though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Athanasiou | 10/28/2013

    " Dreadful. Dreary. Devastating. A descent into madness. The absolute best and most powerful Shakespeare play I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 10/26/2013

    " Not bad, but not excellent. I think Lear kind of brought his situation upon himself, though. He should have known what his daughters were really like, and he shouldn't have been so idiotically stubborn to send away the people closest to him just for being honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Coon | 4/26/2013

    " This is my favorite play. Ever. <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 4/6/2013

    " My favorite Shakespeare drama I have read so far! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colleen | 1/15/2013

    " Blah-a disappointment. Doesn't come close to Macbeth or Hamlet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khadijah | 11/18/2012

    " actually shakespeare isn't my favorite writer .. but this play is quiet amazing .. though sadely ended .. but u can see how much the ingratitude of malicious daughters to their father .. quiet beautiful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 9/20/2012

    " I love Shakespeare, enough said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric McLean | 4/30/2012

    " This is probably among the most tragic of Shakespeare's plays. I really enjoyed it, especially the family dynamics and what it means to be family, but could have gone without the incessant mad jibbering. Anyway, another fantastic tragedy. "

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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.