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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135,816 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Reilly Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Shakespeare's Othello is one of his finest and most famous tragedies. This highly acclaimed performance, which ran between November 2007 and February 2008 at the Donmar Warehouse in London, features Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Moor Othello, Ewan McGregor as the scheming Iago, and Kelly Reilly as the gentle Desdemona. This recording features music written specifically for the stage production which enjoyed huge success - each performance was a sell-out. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Talya | 12/19/2013

    " My opion on this book is that i dont like it, Why .? well because i dont like clasic ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ry S-f | 12/18/2013

    " While some snippets of Othello kept me engaged, I found the book as a whole to be rather boring. As much as I wanted to get into the story, I have trouble being engaged in Shakespeare's writing style and the language of the time. I also did not like the enormous amount of repetition throughout the book. While I know that Shakespeare was trying to make certain aspects stand out, the repetition just made you want to get the book over with. While I enjoyed a funny or action-packed page here and there, I was overall disappointed by this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JC | 12/10/2013

    " A beautiful and unfortunate story of the powers of jealousy and greed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicky | 12/3/2013

    " Not only have I read this play many times but at one point in college I played Desdemona. The treachery of Iago is so horrific and evil in its manipulative power that he becomes one of the great fictional characters whose nature we see revealed again and again in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 11/16/2013

    " My favorite Shakespeare play. Not sure why; maybe because the villain is so crazy and manipulative! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Callaghan | 10/23/2013

    " A wonderful story of what envy can bring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rowena | 10/21/2013

    " I enjoyed this one a lot but what a tragedy! Iago is such a villain and it annoyed me immensely that Othello could not see through Iago's manipulation. Iago's reasons for hating Othello so much weren't truly convincing either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Garcia | 10/9/2013

    " One of Shakespeare's best. Certainly contains the best villain he's ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P.M. Bradshaw | 10/9/2013

    " Othello. Brilliant. A fantastic tragedy with one of the greatest villains of all times: Iago. Read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sebas | 10/9/2013

    " I didnt like Othello that much as I have liked other plays by Shakespeare. I did like the last act, especially the last scene. thas where all the action happens. read it if you want, but I dont recommend it if it is the first Shakespeare play you read. good luck "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 9/3/2013

    " It is a bit difficult to read Shakespeare in English if it is not ones mother language, but it is still an enjoyable experience. Poor Othello, deceived by his 'honest, honest' Iago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 8/29/2013

    " Very powerful read and a genuine tragedy in all senses. You want literary villains, no-one touches Iago! Darth Vader is a sissy by comparison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryll | 12/28/2012

    " How can Shakespeare rate anything but 5 stars? Othello is just as relevant today as when it was first written. This is one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhiannon | 12/25/2012

    " For a book report, but can't stand the shakespearean language,but love the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 11/6/2012

    " Trusting someone to guts is still an issue nowadays. I let you discover what from jealousy or trust will win. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Pichler | 10/3/2012

    " This book woke up my mind to literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/19/2012

    " I can't exactly rate this seeing I read this for an English class. Its classic Shakespeare, not much else I can say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Varsha Seshan | 5/2/2012

    " The most powerful play ever, without any untidy tying up of loose strings at the very end. The intensity of emotion overwhelms me each time I read this play - catharsis at its highest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vikky | 2/2/2012

    " One of my all time favorite Shakespearean plays. Othello and Desdemona represent the marriage of true minds. In Shakespeare's eyes, it is this couple that best display what he believed to be true love. I highly recommend this play. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 1/29/2012

    " The Bard at his bloodythirsty best, showing an understanding of human nature that many could learn from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/23/2011

    " Playing the parts of Brabantio and Gratiano this summer in a local production. "

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

    " Hands down my favorite of Shakespeare's tragedies! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F. | 5/15/2011

    " I read this in high school. I need to read it again. It's been a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dameolga | 5/3/2011

    " I enjoyed Iago's manipulations though I still felt he was the bad guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 5/2/2011

    " Very dramatic. Iago, a very interesting character. Very tragic. Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 4/28/2011

    " I absolutely love this play! I got into Shakespeare when I started at my second college and this is by far one of his best plays! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 4/27/2011

    " Reading the play left me morbidly impressed with Iago, bored with Othello, and weepy over the fruitless loss of all of the good people. I henceforth swear to be a less jealous person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Safraz | 4/25/2011

    " Iago is the greatest villain in English literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/24/2011

    " Easily my favorite Shakespeare. I think Iago might be the best villain of all time ever.

    Also, this gets extra props for spawning the opera, which, though deviates from the plot significantly, is still quite good in its own right.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 4/23/2011

    " Currently re-reading. I've forgotten how good Shakespeare can be... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/21/2011

    " Another twisted Shakespeare play to rattle your brain, it was really entertaining, and tragic, humorous in intervals, and a good read. I still feel Much Ado About Nothing is still my favorite, but I did like it. "

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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.