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  • Audible Theatre Collection: Oedipus

  • By: Sophocles, Ian Johnston - translator
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Michael Maloney, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - are great landmarks of Western theatre. They tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate - to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Passed the test of time

  • By Sara on 10-06-18

Passed the test of time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I was utterly gripped by this excellent translation which brought this ancient material to vivid life. I only tried this because it was free and I'm so glad I did. I was vaguely familiar with the plots but I became involved and moved despite the ancient format, including the use of the chorus. I advise anyone looking at these titles with trepidation to go for it!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

  • Read by the Cast of the Stage Play
  • By: Choderlos de Laclos
  • Narrated by: Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

From the sumptuous private drawing rooms of 18th-century Paris to the decadent estates and chateaus of the French countryside, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont hatch a long-distance plan of vengeance and seduction. Valmont is determined to conquer the famously pious Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is abroad on business. However, Merteuil has other plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timeless tale of lust and revenge

  • By Ms. D. A. O'neil on 05-02-16

Brings back the play

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-16

I had the pleasure of seeing the Donmar version in the cinema. This recording also brings the text vividly to life. Beautifully acted

4 of 5 people found this review helpful