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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (246,710 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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Macbeth is among the most powerful of Shakespeare's tragedies, a dark but fascinating glimpse into the soul of evil. Set in medieval Scotland in an atmosphere of civil unrest and mutual suspicion, Macbeth probes the intellectual, as well as the emotional consequences of unbridled ambition and the cold-blooded murder it engenders. In the title character and his wife and accomplice, Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare conceived as complex and eloquent a pair of villains as have ever been created in the English language. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Berlon | 2/13/2014

    " This book was 100% better than Romeo and Juliet (that's not saying much). As much as people hated Lady McB, I seemed to find a liking for her audacity and power. Women in high powers would never be seen back then, so I like how she had the will to even think about becoming a high power. I also loved how her guilt showed through when she said, "Out damn spot!". That scene showed she still had feelings and a heart. I did not like Macbeth, however. If he deserved the throne, he wouldn't have let Lady McB sway his decisions, especially to murder Duncan. I put more blame on Macbeth than her. That is why Macbeth is one of my favorite plays from Shakespeare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie Taylor | 2/11/2014

    " So I didn't love this as much as the other Shakespeare I have read, but it was still way fun to know where so many passages I have heard before come from. I found the intro/prologue fascinating as I learned how long it took Shakespeare to write this (ten days), and to learn why he wrote it the way he did. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were blood thirsty people, but I found it interesting that Shakespeare focused so much on how their bloody deeds eventually made them go insane and want to die. I especially liked Lady Macbeth trying to get "the spots" of blood off her hands that she could still see even though her hands were clean. Very interesting. Once again, I am amazed at Shakespeare's grasp of human nature in all its varied facets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/7/2014

    " Poetic, yet lacked force to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Estela | 2/3/2014

    " Tragic and fascinating at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lady Warly | 2/3/2014

    " Macbeth is one of the best tragedy of Shakespeare.When I finished it last year, I noticed how I was affected from this play.Chaos,murder,crime,supernatural beings and feeling of guilt are intermingled eachother as a tight knot throughout the play.This play never loses its perfection even thousand years later... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genevieve Lanz | 1/30/2014

    " My favourite of all the Shakespeare plays, has everything! Death, magic, witches, ghosts, lust...love it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hailey Story | 1/21/2014

    " Macbeth is a very ruling book with Kings and Queens. Although Macbeth isn't very powerful in the beginning he begins to become more powerful towards the end. The Theme would be Power while Macbeth takes the throne and rules Scotland. If your interested in reading a play this is definitely a good one but there's a lot of blood in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/13/2014

    " Kind of over-done, but I love the psychological twists that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth go through!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amany | 1/9/2014

    " I can't think of a better play for Shakespeare. "

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

    " "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Almani | 12/24/2013

    " didn't really enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Hamlet, and what's up with baneqo's child and the phathoms Macbeth saw @ the withes' , not very impressive Shakespeare =\ I hope Othello turns out to be better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/2/2013

    " This was my second Shakespeare tragedy, and I loved it! I loved the characters, the plot, everything! I was really into it! I think I rather like reading plays instead of a novel. A great masterpiece by Shakespeare! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 9/20/2013

    " It was entertaining. I mean I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brownie | 7/22/2013

    " The genuine intellect of the Porter's speech saved this play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/15/2013

    " Shakespeare was a very talented man. The rhyming looks so effortless. The story was entertaining and the dialogue was wonderful. I especially loved when the witches brewed their witches brew and when they spoke with Hecate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle Plunkett | 1/21/2013

    " One of my favorite Shakespeare plays I've ever read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Adams | 12/19/2012

    " Had some trouble reading it at first. sparknotes.com No fear Shakespeare helped a lot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddy | 12/7/2012

    " Not really into these kind of books. This was a book we had to read for school that dragged on for weeks and I didn't really like the whole plot of the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morgan | 8/23/2012

    " Thank you Jesus that I'm finished! Least it was better than Julius Caesar and Romeo & Juliet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 8/18/2012

    " One of my favourite tragedies alongside Hamlet. A play full of murder, revenge and the supernatural as well as some of Shakespeares best known dialogue check out 'if it were done' and 'tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow' speeches to name a few :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sulaiman | 7/24/2012

    " One of the most interesting play of Shakespeare .. It talk about a knight and who he has been treated by his father in law and mum .. I strongly recommend it during spare time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brucewayne Ccy | 5/15/2012

    " I think this is another master piece by Shakespeare,and i really enjoyed every pith of the tragedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jemma | 12/9/2011

    " I loved it - can't believe I didnt do this in school "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack Mack | 10/20/2011

    " Very good on a person's quest for power but also to keep the ones you trust very tight and close. Also not to believe everything you hear and you do have choices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 7/8/2011

    " Macbeth is a thrilling play which explores the themes of human natures and weaknesses which are given rise to greed. Although the storyline is predictable, it is what is being said by Shakespeare which makes it a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniowl | 6/13/2011

    " Sink into the depths of madness and despair "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 6/5/2011

    " My #1 favorite Shakespeare piece. Bloody, insane Scots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " One of my favorite tragedies. It's short and sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbergamin | 5/22/2011

    " My favorite work by Shakespeare. A story that stays with you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ? Aysha | 5/21/2011

    " I actually liked the story line of this book, though sometimes i just wanted to chuck it on the floor in frustration, i hate the old language, thankfully, i had a book which actually told me what he actuall y meant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 5/17/2011

    " stunning, of course.
    Good edition, decent notes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 5/17/2011

    " Guilt, witches, the seduction of power...who wouldn't love this? "

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

    " Not my favorite Shakespeare, but still better than 80% of the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mercedes | 5/15/2011

    " A great read. Can't say anything more poetic than "Lady Macbeth was my favourite character". "

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

    " First time reading since high school (where I probably just sped-read it anyway). "

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

    " We did this at school, it was great, each character was read out by a different kid in the class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 5/12/2011

    " Read for school. A good Shakespeare play, very thought provoking. Great to analyse and some of the imagery is very powerful.
    "Stars, hide your fires
    Let not light see my dark and deep desires" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/9/2011

    " Read for English class. Not my cup of tea, I prefer the more modern novels with sexy guys in them, tehee :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 5/8/2011

    " Wow! I hadn't read this since high school. It was worth picking up again. So dark yet so beautifully written. So deep. So wonderful. "

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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.