King Lear

  • by William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves, Phil Viner
  • Narrated by Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Experience King Lear as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds.To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.If school turned you off Shakespeare, find out what you've been missing all these years with this beautifully crafted audio presentation. From the creators of SmartPass audio education study guides, voted third in a national poll to find the UK's favourite audibook (2008). Winners of 3 Spoken Word Awards for Best Drama (2004), Best Original Audio and Best Publishing Initiative (2005).


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Customer Reviews

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Love the format, like the piece

I am not a Shakespeare-nut. The format with an involved narrator made all the difference for me. The characters and background noise make it fun, the narration sets the location and explains the details.
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- fred

SmartPass makes you smarter

I found this oral theatrical reading of the play, along with interspersed analysis ala Cliffnotes style, to be a fantastic way to consume Shakespeare. No more tedious cross referencing footnotes. No more struggling with the language. Just an entertaining reading of a fantastic play with a solid dose of background and history to expand one's appreciation of a genius' work.
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- Kaui "I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2008
  • Publisher: SmartPass