Extended Audio Sample

Download Much Ado About Nothing: Lambs' Tales from Shakespeare Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Much Ado About Nothing: Lambs Tales from Shakespeare (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Charles Lamb
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Lamb Narrator: David Ian Davies Publisher: One Voice Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Tales from Shakespeare was written by Charles Lamb (1775-1834) and his sister Mary Lamb (1764-1847) in 1807 as a prose adaptation for children. Mary wrote most of the comedies, about 14 of the 20. One Voice Recordings presents for your entertainment stage and voice actor David Ian Davies portraying all the characters in this charming retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.

Download and start listening now!

BK_ONVO_000077

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janosch | 2/18/2014

    " Nice retelling of some Shakespeare stories. It is written in a simple way so that you can get a good glimpse on the things Shakespeare produced. However, the Lamb siblings werent able to make a boring story like Hamlet, Othello or Romeo&Juliet interesting. So only 4 stars because I almost fell asleep at reading the latter mentioned stories. :P All in all I recommend it as an introduction to this overrated guy and his works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna Smith | 2/11/2014

    " Originally published in 1807 this book is almost as classic as the plays by the bard himself. The Lamb's have taken 20 of Shakespeare's best plays and retold them in a more modern style. All character dialogue however, comes straight from the plays. A great way to become familiar with these masterpieces of literature before you tackle the original versions. Highly recommended for everyone who wants a better understanding of Shakespeare's great works in a readable modern format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 2/6/2014

    " Originally published in 1807, this book is Shakespeare made readable for kids. I finished The Tempest and the kids were in and out. My hope is not for my kids to understand Shakespeare right now but to be familiar with the language and the stories so that they can love the stories when they are older. I really struggle with Shakespeare and I want better for them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Martindale | 1/29/2014

    " Charles and Mary Lamb definitely did us a service, by putting forth many of Shakespeare's play in a story format. Now that I have a grasp of the stories, I think it will be much easier to follow his actual plays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/29/2014

    " Purchased this for a synopsis of one play but will probably read others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/17/2014

    " This book entertained me really good and it was on about shakespear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 12/27/2013

    " I'm reading this to the kids to familiarize them with the plays of Shakespeare. We read one every couple of weeks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marwa Ahmad | 12/5/2013

    " The idea of gathering most of Shakespeare's plays in one book was v. good. "

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

    " Lest you think I'm taking the short cut this is not cliffs notes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jtz | 11/17/2013

    " this is a very good pre-shakespeare book for kids. the tales are told in a story line instead of a play scrpt, so i find it easier to follow!:) it is also a good read-aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kadie Bennion | 11/7/2013

    " This is a good book for those of us who like Shakespeare, but have a hard time with his flowery writing. It's got all of the Shakespeare stories, but not the "ye olde english" writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 10/12/2013

    " These retellings make me want to re-read the plays, and see the ones that I have missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/19/2013

    " The Lambs' Tales from Shakespeare is an excellent retelling of Shakespeare stories. I like to read the stories aloud before we tackle the actual plays. I try to read up to the next cliffhanger, and the kids can't wait for the next excerpt. :-) We're currently reading Twelfth Night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 8/12/2013

    " One of my very favorite books in elementary school. In retrospect, this explains a lot about me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 8/9/2013

    " One of the best books to lead any young person into the plays of Shakespeare beautifully. I loved these as a child and it has been fun reading them to my kids. Its still as fresh now as I remember it. A joy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. | 1/10/2013

    " This was my first introduction to Shakespeare work and it was in my 1st year at the prep. school it was part of my curriculum, we took the plays over the three years of the English course and it was great.From there I get to read some of the whole plays on separate occasions "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/24/2012

    " readable to kids and adults! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robyn | 1/5/2012

    " Dense, dry, and difficult to follow. I can't imagine how this book became so popular. There must be better options out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/20/2011

    " Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb (2006) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celeste | 3/15/2011

    " We use this book as a resource when reading Shakespeare plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/27/2011

    " Just right for family reading time, both to enjoy the stories and to learn about them prior to viewing a stage performance or movie version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2011

    " Beautifully written and a great introduction to the plays. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Briton | 12/13/2010

    " A good book for anyone who would like to begin learning about Shakespeare, and is slightly familiar with it. However, this book does skim over certain details, and translates some words which i missed, but it still keeps that same style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riki | 11/20/2010

    " Easy to read and understand. A good intro to Shakespeare and his works. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Charles Lamb

Siblings Charles and Mary Lamb were luminaries of early nineteenth-century literary life and key figures in the Romantic movement. Their well-known Tales from Shakespeare, first published in 1807 and never out of print, was written to encourage the poetic impulse in children and prepare them to enjoy the actual plays later in life.

About the Narrator

David Ian Davies is a product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Emigrating to California early in life, he did many Shakespearean plays at the Globe and other theaters in Hollywood. He has been devoted to voice-over work for many years.