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2.33 out of 52.33 out of 52.33 out of 52.33 out of 52.33 out of 5 2.33 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The 154 sonnets of William Shakespeare contain some of the best-known, most-quoted lines in the English language. This collection brings dozens of those immortal poems to vivid life. Included here are: Numbers 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?), 130 (My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun), 147 (My love is as a fever), 151 (Love is too young to know what conscience is), and many more. Almost everything about the sonnets is controversial: the identity of the recipients, the young man and the Dark Lady, the dates the sonnets were written - and some even question if they were indeed written by the Bard. But their beauty and eloquence are beyond reproach. 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 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.