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King Lear Audiobook

King Lear: Arkangel Shakespeare

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Publisher's Summary

This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature.

King Lear of Britain has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan, and the good and gentle Cordelia. He determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgment and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son, Edgar, in favor of the villainous Edmund.

Lear is played by Trevor Peacock and Gloucester by Clive Merrison. Penny Downie is Goneril, Samantha Bond is Regan, and Julia Ford is Cordelia. Edgar is played by David Tennant, Edmund by Gerard Murphy, and the Fool by John Rogan.

Public Domain ©2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Kniphofia 05/03/2016
    Kniphofia 05/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Heartbreaking"
    If you could sum up King Lear in three words, what would they be?

    Humanity, godless, tragic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Edgar is one of the most difficult parts in the play, but David Tennant was very good.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The whole cast was good.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Bawled my eyes out at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    The play translated surprisingly easy to audio. I've seen it many times in the theatre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • turbopro
    United States
    10/08/16
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    "tragedy par excellence"

    one of Shakespeare's finest. the cast did a great job. I almost shed a tear. do good while you can while you breathe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vincent
    05/03/16
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    "A tale of pain and loss"

    The story is a drastic starter and tragic ending with so many plot twists and story entwining between so many kingdoms and kings with sisters fighting for royal right and conspiring brothers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda
    06/11/15
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    "Incredibly Irritating"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The actors in it all sound out of breath. There is somebody breathing heavily or smacking their lips with saliva every three seconds. It is so annoying. I don't know if it's for dramatic effect or the people who recored this do not know how to move away from the mic when they breathe.


    Was King Lear worth the listening time?

    This version was definitely NOT worth listening to.


    Any additional comments?

    Next time you record something move away from the mic when you breathe.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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