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Download Macbeth Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Macbeth (Unabridged), by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: The Marlowe Society Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble..."

What can stir the imagination more than seeing two men all alone on a dark and stormy night, crossing a barren landscape as they encounter three strange, witch-like creatures stirring their cauldron while uttering strange incantations?

This is precisely what happens in "Macbeth" as two Scottish generals, Macbeth and Banquo, encounter these strange beings after their victorious battle. The plot thickens when these women proceed to foretell the generals' futures.

They tell Macbeth that he will be even more successful in battle, receive high honors and positions from the king and then shock him by telling him he will one day be king. They tell Banquo, Macbeth's best friend, that his children will be kings, although he will not achive this.

Thus is set in motion the plot that forms the rest of the play.

One of the great lessons to be learned by modern audiences is the consequences of choices people make. If people in leadership positions and authority roles had learned the lessons Macbeth and Banquo learned within this play, there might never have been stories like those at Enron or, more recently, that of Bernie Madoff and the Wall Street scandal.

There is value in this play for people of all ages, past, present and future.

The tragedy of Macbeth is one that has presented itself to generation after generation of viewers, readers and listeners of Shakespeare's historical play.

Modern audiences can revisit the story if they have studied it before, or review it for a current class.

Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He was born and baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He lived during the time of two powerful and influential monarchs, Elizabeth I and James VI of Scotland, who became James I of England.

Shakespeare remains one of the most celebrated writers of all time. He wrote in two genres: drama and poetry. Over his lifetime, he wrote around 37 plays and at least 154 sonnets, which continue to be read and performed today.

Some of his most famous plays include "Julius Caesar," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "King Lear" and "The Tempest."

"Macbeth Audiobook," as well as Shakespeare's other plays, can be easily downloaded in audiobook form from Audio Bookstore

Shakespeare's most celebrated and shortest tragedy. This cast performance is by the Marlowe Society. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan Polep | 2/16/2014

    " Bodies are dropping like flies in this latest from M.C.Beaton. Always interesting fun to follow Hamish solving crimes in the highlands but there seemed to be more characters than usual who were not fully developed, crabby, humorless losers. I would be happier with one or two plotlines and a better love life for Hamish but I'll take what I can get about life and crime in eccentric parts of my Mom's homeland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna Radcliff | 2/12/2014

    " Really a 3.5 star rating. The Hamish Macbeth mysteries are mind candy for me, and this one was a bit better than the last couple that Beaton has written. The mystery, who killed a young, nasty artist and then others around her, was more involved than in recent publications. However, characters of seemingly minor importance are tossed in willynilly, sure to pop up again in future books. I liked the series better when it was centered more in Lochdubh and dealt with the eccentric locals. Lately, though, they are given small cameos or a shoutout here or there. Still, it was a nice distraction for a Sunday afternoon and I'm looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellen | 2/11/2014

    " Quick easy read. Lots of murder, mayhem, women trouble for Hamish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jane | 1/24/2014

    " everything in this series is getting old, especially the mc. "

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