Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Simon Callow
  • 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Savor the most celebrated love poems in the English language. Written almost 400 years ago, the sonnets of William Shakespeare are passionate and exalted, rich in imagery and alliteration, and full of mystery and intrigue.This selection presents all 154 sonnets composed from 1593-1601. In words and rhyme, Shakespeare reveals his infatuation with the "Dark Lady", his relationship with a rival poet, and his private thoughts on love, death, beauty, and truth, timeless themes that span the centuries to touch our hearts.


What the Critics Say

"Reading all of Shakespeare's sonnets written between 1593 and 1601, actor Simon Callow conveys the dramatic potential not often recognizable in other recordings." (Library Journal)


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I listen to this when I am going to sleep, or during naps. The rhythm and accent and reading is very soothing, like meditation.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2006
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books