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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Stina Nielsen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780062012067
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"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless."

The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it's really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don't realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be—or what it will mean for their afterlives. . . .

This riotous twist on the ultimate tale of forbidden romance is simply to die for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “While the original play’s ending is well known, Claudia Gabel nevertheless manages to build suspense, adding her own smart twist to Romeo and Juliet’s fate.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethe | 2/1/2014

    " Ugh, got as far as the balcony scene and it was just awful. Pedestrian writing at best and not nearly as charming as P&P& Zombies. Hello abandoned shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph B | 1/31/2014

    " This book was good, I have to say, but it wasn't great. The sotry was kinda boring and overly dramic (like Romeo and juliet is but still) I was glad the author changed the ending so that they over because having them both die would just be depressing. Huummpppphhhh....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merel | 1/28/2014

    " Finally, a Romeo & Juliet story with a happy end. I really loved it, although the floating vampires with long fingernails and stuff, really screws op my image of the beauty vampires are supposed to poses. :p "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sasha | 1/8/2014

    " I really didn't like the way this was written. The beauty of Shakespeare is the language, and this was too contemporary. It was targeted to teenagers, so the writing was simple and uncomplicated. The only thing the book really shares is the plot and the characters. They even took liberty with the plot, ending it the exact opposite of how it is supposed to be: neither Romeo nor Juliet dies. They become vampires and live eternally. I think it could have been better if it was written more like the original play it was adapted from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 12/16/2013

    " Oh what can I say that hasn't been said already? This is a retelling of the classic love tragedy by William Shakespeare, this time told with a vampire twist. I had fun reading it despite the corny take on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Book Sp(l)ot | 12/12/2013

    " review (and giveaway and interivew on my blog) later this week! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Socalledwriter101 | 12/11/2013

    " i dont usually give up on a book, but this story has been done over and over again. By changing the concept to vampire vs. vampire hunter was at first, intriguing, but halfway through was just too boring and overdone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Lairson | 11/13/2013

    " I think I like this version better than the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 7/11/2012

    " A retelling of the classic romance between two warring families. And Juliette drinks blood! I hope to see a lot more of this sort of book, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri is a Edgehead (Thank you Adam(Edge) Copeland) | 6/4/2012

    " Omg, I've never been one to be into Shakespeare's novels... but Claudia Gabel has made the classic "Romeo & Juliet" into something that young people(who are into the supernatural world, mainly) want to read, but still keeping it like the original story!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 1/25/2012

    " Good idea...really badly executed. Don't waste your time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fai Haneul | 11/24/2011

    " I would say, 5 starts times two for this one because obviously, the Romeo is two-times more naive than the human Romeo XD Because of his naivety he is having a hard time making himself used with being a vampire. Totally hilarious on every page! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/28/2011

    " This book was only mildly entertaining. Being a lover of Shakespeare, I was hoping for more Shakespearean text and less of what seemed like was written by a teenager. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bridget | 5/23/2011

    " A necessary book to read as prep for CLEP.... I do not recommend reading...very depressing in a funny kind of way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 5/23/2011

    " I want to read it.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 5/23/2011

    " I re-read Romeo and Juliet before I taught it to 9th graders this quarter. It's interesting how our perspectives change...as a young teenager, I reveled in the poetic soliloquies of the love-drunk protagonists, but as a young adult, I sided with the logical, realistic Friar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Izzy | 5/23/2011

    " I loved reading this. I think it's the story that everybody knows the basics of. It was easy to undertstand with the translations on the other page. It really is a must read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " A little too much rhyming and a lame but somewhat realistic story-line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 5/19/2011

    " Still The Standard for love stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/18/2011

    " If you don't mind the old language, the actual plot is quite interesting. "

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

    " Romeo and Juliet is one of those classics. We all know how it ends but we read it anyway. It's tragic but beautiful. Some of the most lovely dialogue in the history of literature. "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Stina Nielsen is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her reading of Kevin Henke’s Junonia earned her a 2011 Best Voice from AudioFile magazine.