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For a person like me who has problems visioning the printed word in my head, reading Shakespeare first, maybe trice and then listening makes a big difference. The language is so beautiful and comes out clearly in this recording, yet at times I was lost in the story. I am not sure I ever figured out the conclusion of what happened to the couples who were in love and then out of love, thinks to the incompetent fairies. This is a short story or stories and would be a good place for the novice to start. First, you should have one of the many copies of the complete works of Shakespeare, read the story, get to know it and then listen. I am going to go back and reread this story which I have not read in years. I did understand most of it and even laughed out loud a few times. The lyrical words themselves makes this worth listening to.
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Would you try another book from William Shakespeare and/or the narrators?
I love Shakespeare, but these are the worst narrator I have EVER heard.
What did you like best about this story?
That it was a play by William Shakespeare.
What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?
The completely faux Jamaican accents of Oberon and his queen completely ruined the tale. They were almost offensive.
Was A Midsummer Night's Dream worth the listening time?
I cannot recommended this audio book. Offensive is putting it mildly.
Any additional comments?
In all the years that I have been a member of Audible, this is the very first time I can say a book was simply awful. Save your money save your time.
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