I've recently listened to several of the plays and this Hamlet a few times in past couple of weeks and I have to say this is a very good version: well acted, nice production and vigorous performances that I liked for Hamlet and Claudius particularly. The man in Claudius role sounds like James Mason. All in all a good performance. & as much as I respect Gielgud his audio version here feels so slow and ponderous that I have trouble with it. I also like the Branagh film version very much with a couple of caveats, but accessible. All the plays can be performed with such a range of approach that it is informative to pick up on a different intonation/emphasis of even a single word that makes you think, wait a minute, I never realized that aspect before, or that's a new approach. Literally a "poem unlimited."
I've been doing a lot of shakespeare recently for a project and find that while many of the individual plays have great performances, the BBC set and Arkangel set seem to be of better quality or at least production values. My favorite productions are the BBC series even though there are a few moments when I think a line is mis-interpreted or emphasized. While this one has it's moments and is passable in a pinch, the fluctuation of sound level is irritating; you turn it up and trumpets blare, you turn it back down and either the players whisper, or they are moving away from microphones, or the sound level itself drops. I can no longer tolerate it and must find another version.
I like this sort of thing now and then and especially in regards to Shakespeare when you can get a new slant that takes you back to wanting to reread/listen/watch the plays again. Truly bottomless works. Kott has some very good insight and ideas. This may not be for everyone, but if you're even looking at it then it will probably be of interest to you. I recently listened to all of the plays and poems again and so had much of them in my head and enjoyed this. I will return to it again and even got the paperback after listening.