Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Recorded Shakespeare just doesn't get any better than this! Despite the time that has obviously passed since it was made (Guilgud and Ashcroft are long dead, after all!), the sound quality of "The Winter's Tale" is very good. And the performances are just wonderful. "Winter's Tale" is rather odd in the abrupt twists and turns and seemingly inexplicable plot line. The play walks an interesting line between tragedy and comedy. Hearing such storied actors performing the piece offers a great way to experience "The Winter's Tale" without actually going to the theater. The Shakespeare plays offered by Audible are terrific bargains!
Jim Donaldson does a great job with the narration of "Frankenstein." Every character has its own distinctive voice (with the exception of the namesake doctor, whose voice changes when the point of view shifts from third- to first-person and back). My only wish would have been that they had hired a female to read Mary Shelley's introduction.
Please note that there are four "doubled-up" lines in this performance that should have been caught during editing, which gives the impression that the Audible player "skipped." No skipping...just a couple of line re-reads. Almost all of them are near the beginning, and one is about three-quarters of the way through, so they're needle-in-a-haystack things at best.