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Download The Merchant of Venice Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Merchant of Venice (Unabridged), by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67,028 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joy | 2/18/2014

    " Since this was required reading in school, I decided to read it as an adult. Still not one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Simone | 2/15/2014

    " This is a play that really highlights inequality, be it between man and woman, or among different creeds and races. Nevertheless, the skill and sheer force of the underdog are shown in the characters Shylock and Portia. Portia is the strongest character of the whole play, even though being stuck in an impossible situation, and being relieved of it by chance, in the only moment her lover, Bassanio, shows any ability at all. Portia solves all the problems the others were unable to deal with, in one of the most ingenious turns, worthy of any real barrister. Also striking is her integrity, especially in comparison to Bassanio's. Whereas she was able to bear her burden because of the oath she had sworn her father, he is unable to keep the ring she gave him. In the end, I think she forgives him because she knows she has no match and she was the one who played him, and therefore she cannot expect too much from him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie Reynolds | 2/13/2014

    " Trying to get this play read before discussion of it on Sunday! Hard to believe that I had three Shakespeare classes in college and never read Merchant of Venice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sheila | 1/19/2014

    " To bait fish withal: if it feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge! If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. Yes, I memorized that whole speech for a high school english class, and am proud to say I can still recite the whole thing today. Are you impressed? "

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