Timon of Athens

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Alan Howard, Norman Rodway, Damian Lewis
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This controversial play follows the declining fortunes of a man of extravagant contradictions.
The fabulously rich Timon believes all his friends to be as open-hearted and generous as himself. When his wealth suddenly evaporates, however, he discovers the truth and his altruism turns to a bitter hatred of mankind. Stirred up by the cynical Apemantus, Timon retreats to the woods where he plots the destruction of Athens, the city that had formerly seemed to embody everything pleasurable and civilized. The cosmic scope of his hatred is communicated in a series of powerful and disturbing dramatic tableaux.
Alan Howard is Timon and Norman Rodway is Apemantus. Damian Lewis play Alcibiades.

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ArkAngel is always a wonderful interpretation

What made the experience of listening to Timon of Athens the most enjoyable?

I love it when a lesser known play by Shakespeare gets the time and attention it deserves.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Alcibiades performed by Damien Lewis. I enjoy Damien Lewis!


Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have seen television shows and movies performed by Damien Lewis, this was the first audiobook I had heard him perform in.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed Timon's plot to destroy Athens.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2014
  • Publisher: Arkangel