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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Meyer Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Carolyn Meyer's historical fiction, such as Marie, Dancing, is popular for its unique perspectives. Loving Will Shakespeare is the tale of Agnes Anne Hathaway. There are few details known about the girl who - though eight years his senior - would eventually become wife to the Bard. Meyer's imagining of her story will inspire listeners to learn more. Download and start listening now!

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

    " Oh man, I just finished this awesome book. Poor Anne! What a sad, sad life. She grew up sad in a horrible household, and then continued her married life unhappy, and probably died unhappy. How terrible! And all because she got pregnant. All she wanted was a simple life, a simple household, husband, children, she didn't even care about money, she just wanted happiness! Just goes to show money truly cannot buy happiness. Boy do I appreciate my own life now even more! I, we, have choices, despite my handicap of being female. I certainly appreciate more living in this time. Women have certainly come a long way.... Thank God!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/22/2014

    " The author imagines what it was like for Agnes Hathaway falling in love with Will Shakespeare in their small village while she was 8 years his senior. It was an interesting story. Shakespeare's eventual long absences from his children and Agnes while he was being creative in London are very sad. The book ends abruptly with Shakespeare's impending, permanent return and Agnes/Anne musing about what that will be like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/16/2014

    " It's interesting to speculate what Shakespeare's life might have been like. In this story I feel sorry for Anne. I found the book to be very sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Svea-ness | 1/13/2014

    " Well, good until the ending just went flat! ARGGGGGGGG! a sad end to a sad life! Woe! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Ford | 1/6/2014

    " It was a good book till roughly the end. Her step-mom made me really mad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evalyn | 1/3/2014

    " This is a YA book but I am always drawn to books about Shakespeare. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nessíma Tavariel | 12/28/2013

    " This book. I don't know. Obviously, Anne Hathaway didn't have the happiest of lives, but did this really have to be so dull? And depressing? Bloody heck. The sun just don't shine at all you're reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/24/2013

    " This was really good! It makes me want to do some more research on William Shakespeare. I felt so bad for Anne in this book, though. I wish there was more known about her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jensen | 12/11/2013

    " So sweet but so sad... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelia | 12/7/2013

    " This is the first Carolyn Meyer book I've read. It was really good! The writing was good, as was the story. And the historical events were very accurate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 10/13/2013

    " I listened to this book and it was ok. It gave some interesting details about Stratford-on-Avon and how life was there when Shakespeare was growing up. The book is really about Ann Hathaway's life (how the author imagined it)and dealt mostly with the time before she was married. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mallory | 5/10/2013

    " I really liked this book, except for the fact that I don't really like Shakespeare as a person any more. He's still a genius in writing, but he wasn't so smart as a person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/7/2013

    " Did you know William Shakespear was married and to a woman 10 year older than him? It was interesting seeing the other part of Shakespear, his origins and family that have nothing to do with the plays we read in high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley | 4/20/2013

    " This book was an interesting take on the life of William Shakespeare. I enjoyed most of it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Malea | 11/4/2012

    " I was enraptured through most of the book, but the last four chapters lacked and then on the last page was a real history stating that all of the book is made up so I was frustrated when i finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 9/6/2012

    " This book dives into the viewpoint of Anne Hathaway - a girl who is unsuccessful with love and after such atrocities, finds herself in love with the younger (by 7 years) William Shakespeare, who she grew up with. The story was quite moving and kept you interested until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 7/19/2012

    " more from the perspective of Ann Hathaway than WS. good story, showing everyday life during his time. mostly set in the time before Will became famous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 10/15/2011

    " This was an entertaining book. It was rather slow to start, but definitely picked up near the middle. Historical fictions are fun to read, especially when it's about an ancestor. Now I really want to know the line and where our name comes from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 10/7/2011

    " I really liked this book. It is historical fiction, but I did learn somethings about William Shakespeare that I did not know. Easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 6/26/2011

    " I could not put this book and stayed up until 11:30 to finish it. Who knew that Mr. William Shakephere was such a player! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evalyn | 6/21/2011

    " This is a YA book but I am always drawn to books about Shakespeare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 4/13/2011

    " more from the perspective of Ann Hathaway than WS. good story, showing everyday life during his time. mostly set in the time before Will became famous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/2/2011

    " It's interesting to speculate what Shakespeare's life might have been like. In this story I feel sorry for Anne. I found the book to be very sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 3/21/2011

    " I wonder if this book follows Anne and William Shakespeare’s real life... I will have to find out. I liked this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carson | 2/3/2011

    " This was a very interesting book. It was nice to understand a different side of William Shakespeare from a female's point of view. I do recommend it more for girls because it is told from a female's point of view and because it relates to girls more. I really liked the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/2/2010

    " This book is so terribly awkward! So predictable as well, but not in a way that made me want to just skip to the end and read that. The stuff in the middle was very interesting as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelia | 11/17/2010

    " This is the first Carolyn Meyer book I've read. It was really good! The writing was good, as was the story. And the historical events were very accurate. "

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About the Author
Author Carolyn Meyer

Carolyn Meyer is the author of more than forty books for middle school and young adult readers, including Isabel, Jewel of Castilla for the Royal Diaries series. Where the Broken Heart Still Beats, White Lilacs, Drummers of Jericho, Gideon’s People, and Jubilee Journey were all named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Her novel, Mary, Bloody Mary, was named a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.