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Extended Audio Sample The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67,044 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Although Bassanio owes his friend Antonio a great deal of money, he must borrow more to make a good impression when he courts his true love, Portia. However, Antonio is short of cash and must borrow from the lender, Shylock. More problems arise when Antonio's ships are wrecked, leaving him penniless when Shylock's loan is due. Bassanio must now find a way to save his friend's life, but help is on the way -from an unexpected source! Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jon | 2/15/2014

    " The characters in this play are some of the worst I have ever read. Almost all of them lack intelligence and depth. I mean, the part with the caskets, come on. Absolutely pathetic. My high school English class, full of absolute morons, understood that the picture was in the lead one as soon as they were mentioned, yet the characters in the play cannot figure it out. Also, who was going to make the suitors leave, never marry and never tell. The people who read this and go that was clever cannot be serious. Well, that was only problem one. Two is that everything in the play is absolutely trivial. Nobody cares about who marries who, and money this and money that. If you asked me what I thought of this play I would tell you this: The characters are shallow, the plot is trivial, and the the themes were poor. The only up was the few memorable quotes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lex Overbey | 2/14/2014

    " Not many people if any would consider any of Shakespeare's works cute, so I'll be the first. I don't know why but this play just made me giggle quite a bit. Not as much as 'A Midsummers Nights Dream' but still it was humorous despite the seriousness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steven Beales | 2/14/2014

    " Shylock is 1 of the most complicated villains in literature, grotesquely wrong in his pursuit of his pound of flesh, but wronged by the anti-Semitic society he is living in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anna | 2/10/2014

    " My favorite Shakespeare play. Being Jewish, reading a role that is so controversial, yet so legendary, reminds me just how revolutionary William Shakespeare really was. "

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