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The Winter's Tale Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Winters Tale (Unabridged), by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4 (9,591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Sir John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, and full cast Publisher: Caedmon Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A king's mad jealousy tears his family apart in this rich, tragicomic play, one of Shakespeare's last. When King Leontes suspects his wife, Hermione, has been unfaithful, he sends her to prison, where she gives birth to a daughter. Assuming the baby is not his, Leontes orders that she be left to die on a desert shore. He spends the next 16 years grieving over his error, until the fateful day his long-lost daughter Perdita returns. Oscar winner Sir John Gielgud leads a full cast in this masterwork of romantic theater. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Janine | 2/16/2014

    " A fantastical romance with comedy, tragedy, and lovely surprises. Best enjoyed within the historical contexts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Sandra Strange | 2/5/2014

    " This one's definitely a problem play. The motivations seem a bit forced, and the repentance and reconciliation are just too pat. I liked it better when Lamb told it. As an adult, I just cannot like most of the characters, so I really don't like the play very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Danielle | 1/30/2014

    " This is my favorite Shakespeare drama, and I've definitely seen it on stage more than once. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Kristina | 12/31/2013

    " I remember reading this at some point, but I get it mixed up with all the other tertiary plays that aren't as funny as 12th Night and Midsummer Night's Dream. "

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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.