Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

  • by Edith Nesbit
  • Narrated by David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, Laurallee Westaway
  • 5 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.
Included are:
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream
2. The Tempest
3. As You Like It

4. The Winter's Tale
5. King Lear
6. Twelfth Night
7. Night Much Ado About Nothing
8. Romeo and Juliet
9. Pericles
10. Hamlet
11. Cymbeline
12. Macbeth
13. The Comedy of Errors
14. The Merchant of Venice
15. Timon of Athens
16. Othello

17. The Taming of the Shrew
18. Measure for Measure
19. Two Gentleman of Verona
20. All's Well That Ends Well
Edith Nesbit and William Shakespeare
Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the "Queen of Children's literature", Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre.
Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.


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The sound quality is great and so is the narration. But the recording is not broken into tracks. So, if you want to listen to a particular story it is very difficult to find. If you don't mind just listening straight through it isn't really a problem. But for my purposes it was very frustrating. I also noticed that even when you find the beginning of the story you are looking for, the title is not announced. You must recognize the names of the characters or the story. Separate tracks for each chapter would be very helpful.
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- Michele Elliott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2008
  • Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks