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Download The Rape of Lucrece Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Rape of Lucrece (Unabridged) Audiobook, by William Shakespeare
3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Richard Burton Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Richard Burton reads Shakespeare's narrative poem about the legendary Lucretia (or 'Lucrece'). The poem tells the story of the Roman leader Tarquin's rape of Lucrece and her subsequent suicide.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Hawkins | 12/24/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie | 11/29/2013

    " Not some of Bill's best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Chambers | 8/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/16/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dev | 4/14/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randyy | 12/24/2012

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toci | 9/1/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/1/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 7/10/2012

    " Was ok but just went on and on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy Carpenter | 6/17/2012

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kienie | 5/29/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/14/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 12/9/2011

    " 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 | 11/19/2011

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

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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

Richard Burton (1925–1984) was a renowned, award-winning actor of stage and screen. Among his numerous accolades were a BAFTA, two Golden Globe Awards, two Tony Awards, and seven Academy Award nominations. His narration of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince earned him a Grammy Award in 1975.