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4.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 4.39 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Much Ado About Nothing is a romantic comedy that revolves around obstacles presented to two young lovers, as well as a merry war of the sexes. (A full-cast production.) Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Mann | 2/12/2014

    " This is my favorite play of Shakespeare. I love the word-play and the back and forth between Benedict and Beatrice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Swain | 2/6/2014

    " My favorite Shakespeare play!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sebastian Cosgrove | 1/30/2014

    " As with Romeo and Juliet have read it often in the hopes one can use it for pick up lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonia | 1/29/2014

    " One of my favorite romantic comedies. The unwillingness to open up to love is written so well by Shakespeare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/27/2014

    " Comedy at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Loveland | 1/26/2014

    " Love Love Love this play. I have great memories of performing this back when I was in Year 12 (I played Leonato by the way). We had fairy-lights and lanterns and a soundtrack of Motown songs like 'Heard it through the Grapevine'. It's such a nostalgic and hilarious play, it really is, for me, one of Shakespeare's best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mugheex Rubbani | 1/23/2014

    " William Shakespear was a good writer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yearning To Read | 1/18/2014

    " This was so great! I ended up listening to the BBC radio audiobook while I drove to and from work. DAVID TENNANT FOR THE WIN!! I was immediately sold...the dramatized version made it come alive in a way that I wasn't quite grasping while reading it. I recommend this play if you want something hilarious and gripping. :) (Especially if you get the audiobook!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Isero | 1/17/2014

    " This is probably my favorite Shakespeare play. Yes, it's about nothing, but so are many of Shakespeare's plays, and so is life. It helped that this play was turned into Kenneth Branaugh's excellent film, too. Students absolutely love this play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/28/2013

    " Read this one two or three times. My favorite Shakespeare play of all time!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/24/2013

    " A Wonderful and Very Humorous Love Story! Probably my Favorite Shakespeare Novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shivanee (Novel Niche) | 12/11/2013

    " Far from my favourite Shakespeare (I'm drawn, tragically, to the tragedies), this play never ceases to make me laugh upon every revisitation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica (j*&p*) | 12/8/2013

    " My all-time favorite Shakespeare play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra | 11/28/2013

    " Witty, entertaining, tragic, romantic, all things Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 11/22/2013

    " All of Shakespeare's plays are a must read, during ones lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Kutch | 10/1/2013

    " I adored it! It was quite hard to understand the language but once I looked up the words it was a beautiful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenna | 9/23/2013

    " Funny! Really it was funny! Shakespeare put in some good stuff in this one, short and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dvdurante | 3/16/2013

    " Great book, great play. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 1/19/2013

    " Was actually really good and pretty funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 11/5/2012

    " Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. The witty banter between Beatrice and Benedick always gives me a chuckle. I love how the true nature of people is depicted in this play, covering everything from jealousy to love to relying on one's own understanding. A masterpiece! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 10/30/2012

    " Probably my favourite work of Shakespeare's yet. The 'skirmish of wit betwixt [Beatrice and Benedick]' is so great. I laughed rather loudly many times, and completely loved everything about it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 9/19/2012

    " By my troth, a well-favour'd play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby Jean Hopkins | 8/13/2012

    " "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 6/24/2012

    " Beatrice is one of the the coolest women Shakespeare ever wrote which makes this my second favorite Shakespeare play (nothing beats Puck in Midsummer's unfortunately). The story is cliche and adorable but it is still one of my fave comedies by the Bard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl | 3/27/2012

    " One of my favorite plays! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/14/2012

    " for a shakespeare book i guess it was ok. It could of been 10x worse, but still I would rather see it than read it. If it weren't for the english translation i would probably be slightly lost. But, hey, if you're into Shakespeare and love poetry and riddles this book is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Coulter | 11/30/2011

    " One of my FAVORITE Shakespeare plays... fun, snarky, lots of humor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/1/2011

    " read in 1990 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 5/20/2011

    " One of the first Shakespeare plays I fell in love with (after Hamlet and Henry V), and it's still in my personal top three for the comedies (with The Tempest and Twelfth Night). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 5/18/2011

    " One of my all-time favorite plays, hands down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miia | 5/16/2011

    " Beatrice and Benedick are one of my favourite literary couples. Their scenes together sparkle with wit, and they come across as equals, which is quite remarkable for a play that was written over 400 years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianna | 5/15/2011

    " I LOVED THIS PLAY..its hilarious and I know (FINALLY) fully understand all of the allusions to this play in The Juliet Club and other books..I'm watching the movie version right now and Kenneth Branagah and Robert Sean Leonard so soo cutee! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/9/2011

    " it was a action packed story line not like alex rider or james bond but a classic action packed book, studied it in depth in english "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatrice | 5/5/2011

    " Messenger: I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books.
    Lady Beatrice: No; an he were, I would burn my study.

    Shakespearean LOL! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyra | 5/5/2011

    " My all-time favorite Shakespeare comedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shealeigh | 5/1/2011

    " Reading this book was like reading a romantic comedy. It was full of dramatic irony and complex characters who do everything to maintain their tough reputations, but are romantics on the inside. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/1/2011

    " 3.5 stars. Slow and confusing beginning. Hilarious and energetic 3rd and 4th act. 5 act begins well and then becomes soppy. However, it is short (about 2 hours) and the Watch scenes are as funny as anything Monte Python ever did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 4/25/2011

    " I thought this book was going to be worse, but I actually semi enjoyed it! It wasn't too bad at all. "

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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.