"I loved it!"
Very well told. A fresh perspective on an old story. I enjoyed the whole book
"Now I know why Shakespeare is so revered!"
I'd never managed to read Shakespeare or even follow a Shakespeare play or film because of the language... I literally lost the plot. So this was a venture into the unknown - and what a delight! It's not a strict version of the original but a very readable and enjoyable version, made all the better by Alan Cummings' narration. Thoroughly recommend if you're not too sure about Shakespeare.
A brilliant adaptation of Macbeth, made accessible to everyone " no olde worlde" speak. A superb captivating story very well read by Alan cumming and is highly recommended. Hugely enjoyable !!
An interesting interpretation well worth a listen.
I doubt many Shakespeare purists will be too offended by the changes to the story and the change in emphasis made by the authors.
That it is in modern English
if you have not taken to Shakespeare then this will convert you. A brilliant book I gave it five stars as it is written so well. The narration is brilliant. It takes you there.
Narration was good and overall I enjoyed this audiobook. A bit light though, it seemed to flick between scenes without much character development. I've never seen the play so thought this would be a good introduction but now I'm not fussed about ever seeing it.
Feels a bit like a wasted opportunity, I think the bones of the story could have been turned into a better modern novel.
"brilliant finished in 2 days"
really glad it bought this even though it's not normally the sort of thing I would go for, so glad I did I really enjoyed it, well read and written 5star
"good job !"
enjoyed it from start to finish would recommend it, a quality production and good value.
A very original,enthralling slant on the old story.Beautifully narrated in Scottish accents which makes it feel so authentic
It's impossible to review this book without referring to Shakespeare, but to make a straight comparison doesn't really do it justice. The book stands on it's own right and is quite gripping. The description of the time and location really brings the world to life and the characters feel quite real. Alan Cumming is an excellent reader and he uses a voice that feels as if its from the period itself.