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Download Troilus & Cressida Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,092 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Troilus and Cressida is set during the latter years of the Trojan War, faithfully following the plotline of the Iliad from Achilles' refusal to participate in battle to Hector's death. This full-cast dramatization is performed by The Marlowe Society. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parker | 2/12/2014

    " Reading the play, and then seeing the play was awesome. Although I do have to admit it was a bit slow in the beginning, even for Snakey, but it picked up as it continued, and the climactic act was amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TAB | 2/11/2014

    " Such potential, but no delivery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/7/2014

    " Another "problem play" from Uncle Bill, this time derived from both Chaucer and Homer. Lots of broad comedy, mostly at the expense of the fickle Cressida, lots of battle scenes, and an unusual variant on the traditional "fool" by adding the character of a "cynic" who heaps abuse on nearly everyone else in the play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 2/6/2014

    " a bbc audio production + a kindle epub match from adelaide ebooks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorina Hawkes | 2/4/2014

    " I didn't realize this was about the Trojan War. Which meant it was more about Hector and Achilles than Troilus and Cressida. Their little romance was just a side story. Good story, a classic tale obviously, but probably should've had a different title. False advertisement, Shakespeare! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 2/4/2014

    " Rereading again. I think I like it more each time I reread it, though I would like to stop having to right about now. Again, this time I read for the character of Cressida, and skipped most of the rest. Mostly I noticed that I didn't have that much to read; Chaucer and Dryden both give her a much bigger part. And yet I still don't quite know what to do with her: she's much more brazen than Chaucer's Criseyde, but aren't her fears valid? Troilus does treat her less well once he's had her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Harris | 1/25/2014

    " Not as easy to like as Shakespeare's more popular plays; as it resists definition itself, so too do its characters. The romance does not hold true, and neither does heroism. A bit dark for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/23/2014

    " Not my favourite play, but then Girard's analysis starts to fascinate! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 1/20/2014

    " OK. Lots of mythology references. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/20/2013

    " Better than Coriolanus. Looking forward to seeing it somewhere. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 11/28/2013

    " Good humor, but dull plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 9/25/2013

    " Oregon Shakespeare Festival (New/Thomas) 2012 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Gossett | 7/7/2013

    " A good history with some great speeches and memorable gatherings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 6/6/2013

    " Be not deceived: This is a tragedy, not a romance. Still, there are some good speeches and some nice poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rozonda | 5/21/2013

    " Yet another problem play-but this one contains scenes of amazing beauty and delightful characters, along with other not so good scenes. But it is definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 4/13/2013

    " I saw a fascinating performance of this in London at the NT. It gave all kinds of flavor and depth to everything and had wonderful costumes and lighting, but overall, it was still not Shakespeare's best play, and there's a reason it isn't performed as often as some of the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 1/12/2013

    " Fun, helped put me in the mood for The Song of Achilles "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hans | 9/4/2012

    " I mostly enjoyed this one because I am a big fan of the Iliad. So I like how Shakespeare weaves in this story into that one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annaleise | 9/2/2012

    " This was ok. The writing was good as usual, but the story is pretty average. I guess there's a reason not too many people know about this one, you kinda get the impression Shakespeare was writing for an income and that's about it this time around. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/12/2011

    " AHHHHH I hated it!
    I didn't understand a word of it. Reading this book was like pulling teeth. I actually abandoned it and instead watched the BBC film which was just as horrid. "

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

    " I wrote a 15 page term paper on this piece of literature. I only liked it because of how many fucking times I've had to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 1/17/2011

    " Another one I studied at school, but this hasn't got the character development of his better work so doesn't stick quite as much in the memory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 12/17/2010

    " ...Well this is a weird one...maybe there's a reason it's never performed. There's a lot of good stuff here, but still...what an odd little play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asyoulikeit | 12/6/2010

    " far from perfect yet a fun ride nonetheless. My rating 7,5 (out of 10) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 7/5/2010

    " It's cool to read what is basically Shakespeare's version of the Iliad and hear his distinguished voice through the enduring characters of Odysseus, Priam, Hector, Achilles and all the others. "

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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.