The story and narration .
Brings a classic story to the masses.
All scenes with the 3 sisters.
When Lady McBeth met her end.
I wish there were more modern versions of these classic stories. I recently read Stephem Mitchell's modern version of The ILLIAD that was excellent also. Any suggestions for others?
Listening and comparing the story to the Shakespeare version.
The rich detail that gives a much more nuanced understanding of the motivations of the characters. It was wonderful to see everyone painted in shades of complex grays - rather than in stark black and whites.
No. I thought the narration was generally good. Though the attempt as women's voices was a little odd.
I listened to this almost non-stop during my recent vacation travels. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next - even though I already knew the story.
What an amazing book! The authors of this really transformed a Shakespearean play into a fascinating, accessible historical novel. The performance is extraordinary. The authors use lyrical prose that flows naturally, as opposed to a rigid adherence to awkward Shakespearean dialogue.
It's just a really great historical novel. I listened in one sitting!
I had read much of Shakespeare's work, but somehow I never read Macbeth. So it's a double treat for me!
I hope to see more from this writing team!
Doctor Who, James Bond, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, but mostly just Doctor Who.
I picked this piece up because it was by the same authors who wrote Hamlet, which won book of the year 2014. Not because it was any less well done, nor anything to do with Alan Cummings brilliant performance, it just failed to get me really interested. Macbeth is just a much darker, creepier story than Hamlet and I personally couldn't get into it.
I liked that I could understand-follow through with the narrator & that I could bookmark-dog ear as needed. I love using Audible to pass the time or audible KIDS to tuck us in. This program for IOS devices not only keeps us updated it keeps off summer adult & kid atrophying. Don't get me wrong we love books we just use them with audible as companions. If I had this system as a child it would have definitely complicated me educational needs. Thanks for the TEAM from my team.
It's been nearly 60 years since last reading the play. Enjoyed the new treatment/adaptation. May have to pull down the "Works " off the shelf for a read.