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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,586 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Phyllis Applegate, Patti Austin, David Downing, Judyanne Elder, Bennet Guillory, Rif Hutton Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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An audio adaptation of the classic Shakespeare drama. Pericles is at the palace of Antioch with King Antiochus to solve the riddle that will win the King's daughter's hand in marriage. They are surrounded by the heads of men who have died trying before him. Pericles solves the riddle, learning the terrible truth about the incestuous relationship between the Princess and the King. Pericles flees Antioch, fearing Antiochus' wrath.

A full-cast performance featuring Akuyoe, Phyllis Applegate, Patti Austin, David Downing, Judyanne Elder, Bennet Guillory, Rif Hutton, Bob Devin Jones, Ted Lange, Eugene Lee, Carl Lumbly, Don Reed, Michele Lamar Richards, and Don Willis.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 P_campbe | 2/19/2014

    " Not my favorite of Shakepeare. It felt very dishoveled and there wasn't much progression on the characters. New characters were jumping in and out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine | 1/23/2014

    " I read this is a Shakespeare seminar called Tragedies and Romances and I really enjoyed it! I forgot that I read it until I was flipping through my anthology looking for The Tempest and found it. I read through my old annotations and literally laughed out loud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/9/2014

    " Pure dramatic as fuck. What *doesn't* happen in this play? I like Marina, who's essentially sex trafficked but remains a virgin by saying to every guy who comes to buy her, "What you doing in a brothel? Shame on you! I'll tell your mother! Scat! Get yersel tae chapel an' aw!" Or something to that effect. Good oan ye girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kersti | 1/7/2014

    " The mystery of authorship intrigues me about this play. It does not contain the beautiful ease of Shakespeare; it is awkward, clunky. But there are some flashes of incredible language. Worth exploring...because its rarely done on stage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sammy | 12/28/2013

    " 3 stars for the play, 5 stars for this stunning scholarly edition. If you're an actor or young student looking to read Shakespeare, I recommend the Penguin editions, with their helpful, theatre-based endnotes and their simple layout. But for academics and long-term scholars, you really can't go past the depth of the Arden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 12/15/2013

    " A great play by Shakespeare and Wilkins in a good student edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monolith94 | 11/18/2013

    " My most favorite of Shakespeare's least well known, even if it isn't ALL his. A gripping adventure story, and one I personally find wonderfully evocative. Love the setting and the language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Flannelly | 10/5/2013

    " I'm not sure I've ever used the words "madcap" or "rollicking" in a review before, but they definitely fit here. I'm surprised I hadn't really heard of this play before I came across a copy of it at a book sale, because it's one of the more entertaining things I've read in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 9/22/2013

    " Not my favorite Shakespeare by any means, but certainly an interesting one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilee | 9/1/2013

    " Some people complain that Shakespeare's plays are boring. I don't see how anyone could say that about Pericles. The plot moves fast, maybe too fast. I've heard people say it's a silly play, and it is, but it was fun to read. "

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

    " a shakespeare play with gratuitous pirates and a prostitute who talks men into finding religion - what's not to love? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 4/29/2013

    " LOVED IT~!!!! It was just awesome! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cory | 4/7/2013

    " Quirky. You can tell parts of it weren't written by Shakespeare at all. It's way more fun in play form, see it instead of reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/27/2012

    " Virtue and goodness overcomes (even if eventually). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K. | 1/26/2012

    " A nice picture of what a virtuous woman can do by good influence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 1/1/2012

    " Not a Shakespeare with which I was familiar. It's fun, but not amazing; certainly not his best. (Scotland) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 11/1/2011

    " Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2001 (Dave Pasto) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/24/2011

    " Such a weird, weird plot, but a great play. Not inscrutable like Measure or All's Well. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony Cohen | 8/18/2011

    " F%&k you William!!!! Imagine if Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter, actually got made!!! What a pile of crap. Based on the Monkeys on Keyboards Adage...one half-cocked drunk monkey....5 minutes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Records | 5/5/2011

    " Overall, this was a good play, but in comparison to some of Shakespeare's greater works, such as "The Tempest" and "Much Ado About Nothing," it seems sub-par. I still enjoyed it, though, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Shakespeare's works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 5/4/2011

    " this is not the edition i read but i needed to add this to my book list - it is by far my favourite of all of Shakesperes works. "

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

    " A fun Shakespearean play. But because of the language/implications, it's sort of PG-13.

    Happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 9/24/2010

    " Not my favorite Shakespeare by any means, but certainly an interesting one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 9/15/2010

    " NEVER read Pericles after reading Titus Andronicus. Not only was it boring, but it was BORING. Freaking goodie two-shoes. GAG. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 8/17/2010

    " Not very Shakespeare-like, but kind of fun and adventurous. Parts of it are very absurd but hey, whatevs. I guess you should put it on your list if you're doing a read through but it honestly wasn't my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 4/1/2010

    " Such a weird, weird plot, but a great play. Not inscrutable like Measure or All's Well. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/2/2010

    " Virtue and goodness overcomes (even if eventually). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 11/19/2009

    " I love the so-called Shakespearean romances: Pericles, Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, Tempest. This is a play about virtue and vice—the rewards of virtue (including patience and fidelity). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liana | 11/7/2009

    " There is much argument about whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote this play, and how much of it he wrote if he did, indeed, work on it. Structurally and stylistically it is not quite up to some of Shakespeare's better-known works, but the tale it tells is interesting in its own right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Apathy | 10/3/2009

    " It was decent. A bit boring, a bit "all-over-the-place," but decent. I would have liked it better if the footnotes did not take up half the page. "

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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.