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Macbeth Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
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:
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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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Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by Estela | 2/3/2014

    " Tragic and fascinating at the same time. "

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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.