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4.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781449803872
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This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim’s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library. Five dozen selected sonnets from the 154 sonnets Shakespeare wrote, including Numbers 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?); 29 (When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes); 95 (The hardest knife ill-used doth lose his edge); 116 (Let me not to the marriage of true minds); 129 (The expense of spirit in a waste of shame); 130 (My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun).

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margot Bigg | 11/18/2013

    " Sonnet 116 is one of the most clever, and moving, pieces I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 6/21/2013

    " Shakespeare; that is all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Nannen | 12/20/2012

    " my favorite sonnets are 18, 28, 30, 46, 80, and 141. every single work is beautiful and truly meaningful. william shakespeare is a genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Lewert | 1/28/2012

    " you want to make it with the ladies? read this book till you can recite it from memory. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 5/23/2011

    " Never been a big fan of shakespeare...reading this as prep for Literature CLEP test...:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 5/18/2011

    " Supreme. Poetry at its' deepest hardcore! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/16/2011

    " The sonnets are, of course, gorgeous and incredible - that doesn't change no matter what edition you read.
    The annotations, however, do make a difference, and in the Arden sonnets they are excellent: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/19/2011

    " this is a great read for everyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/11/2011

    " my love is as a fever "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ke | 4/9/2011

    " He really liked to use the word love. It is interesting how he says that fire rhymes with desire.

    A lot of references on performance and plays too.

    He probably doesn't care about food. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 2/21/2011

    " Nobody writes poetry like this anymore. (Except for that guy who tried to ask me out by writing me poetry like this, and I thought he was a freak, so maybe I should eat my own words.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/10/2011

    " Anyone who loves English literature needs to read a good, critical edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets (I suggest the edition edited by Stephen Booth). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/29/2011

    " A new literary project - to learn all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets by heart. Yes, it's both ridiculous and ambitious. And it's gonna take 3 years.

    Sonnets 18, 29, 116, 109, 87, 147, 94, 130, 129, 43 all in the bag.

    120 up next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 1/19/2011

    " The sonnets of William Shakespeare were inspiring, poetic, witty, and romantic. Four and a half stars. "

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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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.