This is an excellent narration of Hamlet. The performance keeps the story moving. The version with commentary gives great insight into the play. I enjoyed listening to both versions of the play. Great for students reading Hamlet for the first time as well as for those who have read it many times over. A must buy for your collection.
I bought this book for my wife; she has read the book many times. Since it was on my iPod, I thought, "What the heck. I bought it, I might as well listen to it." Never having read Jane Eyre, I did not know what to expect. I discovered a delightful narration and pleasant story. Lucy Scott did a wonderful job of reading the book. She made my daily commute to-and-from work something I actually looked forward to.
Great story. Excellent narration. The narrators speak clearly at all times. Their use of character voices add to the story and is not distract the listener in any way. I enjoyed the teamwork between the male and female narrators. Their style complemented each other and made for an great listening experience. Just start listening and let Dracula suck you into the story.
Although the narrators did a fine job of sticking to the text, I found this version difficult to listen to. It sounded "echoy" at times, as if a microphone had been placed on a stage and the actors were gathered around it. I stuck through the entire play and was disappointed. I opted for a different version and deleted this one from my collection. I must say, this was an inexpensive version, but costly in the end. This was definitely NOT the Hamlet for me.
John Lee does an exceptional job at narrating this rather long book. At just under 40 hours of narration, I worried the unabridged version would be too long to follow. This was not the case. Mr. Lee keeps a steady pace, develops the characters with unique voices, and keeps the listener interested with the skill of a master storyteller.
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