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Download Shakespeare for Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,562 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these 10 favorite tales. Although simplified, these lively stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals.

This edition includes: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Othello.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/20/2014

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robyn | 2/19/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 2/14/2014

    " readable to kids and adults! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/7/2014

    " Quite good. Allows you to get at the story of the plays without sifting through tedious dialogue. It incorporates all the main and most famous quotes from his best known plays and it is well written with all the important plot details. It is quite amazing how many Shakespeare plays involve people giving away rings their lovers gave them and cases of mistaken identity. Added to this is that fact that Shakespeare's characters fall in and out of love at the drop of a hat or during random eye contact. But a good rendition all in all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/2/2014

    " I got more than half-way through this and only neglected to finish it because it was due back at the library. Wonderful summaries of the plays I have read, and the summaries of the ones I hadn't read made me want to read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/21/2014

    " 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 Valerie | 1/16/2014

    " One of those childhood classics. I don't think I've read it all, but I did read the complete works of Shakespeare instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 1/11/2014

    " such a great book! easy to read because they limit the amount of dialogue in it. easy to understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peacenow | 11/5/2013

    " Especially for Lovely Lucy. My intellectual grandaughter. The best beginner's Shakespeare. Easy read and very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 10/27/2013

    " This is a wonderful little book. The language of 19th century England is so beautiful. This book contains brief synopses of all of Shakespeare's major plays, written in Elizabethan English. Gorgeous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Williamson | 10/20/2013

    " Excellent book to recap on a shakespeare play or to read along with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Martindale | 10/8/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 9/28/2013

    " So helpful. I fell in love with (and memorized) Shakespeare's stories before I could fully understand his language. I credit this book as one of the reasons people tell me that I'm the best Shakespeare storyteller ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/16/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kadie Bennion | 9/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 2/18/2013

    " This was my first introduction to shakespear. I would highly recomend it for thise just starting or for younger readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Klawr | 6/20/2011

    " It wasn't a bad introduction to Shakespeare when I was a kid. Even though I'm not a big fan of abridgments or adaptations, I felt like this was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/4/2011

    " 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 Lisa | 11/10/2010

    " This books helps to take Shakespeare out of "play" format into story-telling - great for reading with the kids - and an intro to the much longer play and old-English format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 5/9/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nix | 4/13/2010

    " This book was a good introduction to some of the plays I haven't read yet and a good review of those I have studied. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shalini | 9/29/2009

    " For those who have read the original Shakespeare plays will find this book a guide! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 9/23/2009

    " This was the only form of Shakespeare I could tolerate to read. I wish I still had my copy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 5/21/2008

    " It was a good idea to write the stories out, if there are any faults it's just the ideas of the stories themselves, and they came from the playwrite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 2/25/2008

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2008

    " Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb (2006) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francine | 12/13/2007

    " Have seen the movies, read and reread many stories, but it is always nice to read about the human condition again, and to find out nothing has ever changed about people s good and dark sides. "

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About the Author

The Prince of Wales has used his unique position to make a difference throughout the world, establishing numerous charities and public interests and organizing The Prince’s Rainforests Project to combat deforestation and global warming.

About the Narrator

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.