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Download The Rape of Lucrece Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (478 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: David Ian Davies Publisher: One Voice Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN:
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David Ian Davies performs this unique and exciting reading of William Shakespeare's erotic poem, The Rape of Lucrece. It describes the inflamed lust of Tarquin, a Roman lord, in his quest to brutally possess the virginal Lucrece, and the fair love of his closest friend Collatine. This verse is attempted only by the most accomplished of voice actors and is not currently available on cassette or CD. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toci | 9/26/2013

    " I DO think that this book shows how HUMANS can be selfish,how we can use sometimes our power for getting the things that we want, but specially how WE can ruined somebody's life for LUST, DESIRE and self-satisfaction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kienie | 8/23/2013

    " This was not only difficult to read, but I think the experience actually traumatized me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Chambers | 1/24/2013

    " Unsettling and gripping character study in poem form. Looking at the psyche of raped and raper, Shakespeare forces his audience to confront and contemplate the horrors of such an act. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 9/7/2011

    " Quite decent reading edition of a great narrative poem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/11/2009

    " Pronounced "loo-CRAYSE" in case you were wondering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/25/2009

    " This was my favorite reading from this Shakespeare class. The sonnets are mind-blowing, and there are so many truths within the words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 10/20/2009

    " Was ok but just went on and on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie | 10/11/2008

    " Not some of Bill's best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Hawkins | 1/14/2008

    " "For me, I am the mistress of my fate..." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randyy | 6/18/2007

    " Phenomenal insight into the psyche of victim and attacker. Beautifully written. Wonderful uses of figurative language that provokes thought. Still relevent and can be applied to present day "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/13/2006

    " Shakespeare's verses seem especially beautiful in this work. He focuses mostly on psychological ideas and the thoughts behind the characters invovled "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy Carpenter | 5/30/2005

    " Interesting look on psychological issues. My favorite line was "They pay for their help, but sin comes at no cost." paraphrased, of course.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/21/2005

    " Rather dark and tragic, but much what I expected it to be. It was interesting as a stand alone piece, but much more interesting when a little research is done into the true events that the poem takes place in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dev | 7/4/2001

    " I am using this text as part of a devised performance project I am directing with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Apprentice Company in Boston. It is a great piece, thick and dense with images. "

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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

David Ian Davies is a product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Emigrating to California early in life, he did many Shakespearean plays at the Globe and other theaters in Hollywood. He has been devoted to voice-over work for many years.